Gender and social inclusion
While women’s lives have improved in recent decades, in many parts of the world they remain severely underprivileged.
Women often lack educational and economic opportunities, are unable to access fair justice and remain left out of political life. Other groups are also frequently marginalised, whether due to their ethnicity, disabilities, social status or other reasons. Considering the circumstances and needs of these groups in development projects is essential.
Working closely with our partners, we integrate gender and social inclusion strategies into our projects, whether in education, governance, security sector reform or others.
Using context-specific approaches, we manage projects that increase women’s and marginalised groups’ access to quality security services, fair justice, economic opportunities and healthcare. Our teams help improve the delivery of government services to women and marginalised groups and work to give these groups a greater say in decisions that affect them.
This work includes supporting changes to government policies, laws and practices, raising public awareness of issues affecting women and socially excluded groups, and much more.