What is the initiative
The Global Initiative for Gender Transformative Approaches promotes and strengthens women’s land rights through the integration of gender transformative approaches in IFAD rural development interventions by sharing learning to improve policies, tools and practices.
The initiative will systematize the knowledge and lessons generated and use the IFAD and CGIAR scientific and communications infrastructure to target decision-makers and development practitioners with demand-driven tools, guidelines, frameworks and knowledge products
IFAD project network
The three-year initiative (2021-2024) will conduct gender analyses, pilot context-appropriate GTAs to advance the recognition and protection of women’s land rights in different IFAD projects, and scale up the GTA agenda. The initiative team will work collaboratively with IFAD project personnel in each country to share, add value and learn from ongoing efforts. Appropriate and relevant approaches will be identified for scaling women’s land rights initiatives.
Each IFAD project is unique, entailing different phases and timelines of project implementation, approaches to addressing gender, and issues concerning rights to land and resources. While few of these projects explicitly focus on land and resource rights or gender equality, these issues underpin project implementation with multiple entry points for intervention. The initiative will work across a diversity of projects and contexts to harvest lessons and promote cross-learning. The lessons will be shared with a wider pool of approximately 30 IFAD supported projects and beyond.
What are gender transformative approaches (GTAs)?
Gender transformative approaches challenge the underlying barriers that sustain gender inequality, such as norms and institutional structures. Rather than addressing the symptoms (e.g. unequal income), these approaches identify factors that enable and catalyze changes to achieve more equitable involvement of women and girls in decision making, control over resources, and agency of their own labour and future. Transformational changes aim to foster enabling environments that ensure change is deep, lasting and pervasive. For example, see the compendium of good practices for gender transformative approaches for food security, improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture (https://doi.org/10.4060/cb1331en) which was co-produced by IFAD.
📚 Access to and control of land and resources are vital components of strengthening women’s agency, but are not sufficient to ensure that women equitably benefit from land and resources or that their rights are secure.— CIFOR-ICRAF (@CIFOR_ICRAF) August 16, 2023
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