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A Community of Practice Approach to Improving Gender Equality

319 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Promoting gender-transformative change through social protection entails the deliberate design and implementation of policies and programs that effectively address the unique needs and challenges faced by women and girls. These initiatives not only aim to alleviate poverty and reduce vulnerability but also to challenge and transform the underlying gender norms and power dynamics that perpetuate inequality. By adopting a gender-responsive and inclusive approach to social protection measures, such as cash transfers, healthcare services, and employment opportunities, societies can harness their potential to advance gender equality and empower women. By ensuring equitable access to resources and opportunities, facilitating economic empowerment, enhancing access to education and healthcare, promoting women's decision-making autonomy, and challenging discriminatory gender roles and stereotypes, social protection programs can serve as catalysts for profound social and gender transformations, resulting in more equitable and just societies. "Promoting Gender-Transformative Change through Social Protection" is a seminal resource that comprehensively examines the intersection of gender and social protection. This book caters to scholars, practitioners, and students seeking a profound understanding of the crucial role, implementation, and impact of gender-transformative social protection. It covers diverse topics, including an introduction to gender-transformative change and social protection, analyzing gender inequality within social protection systems, the intersectionality of gender in social protection, gender-responsive policies and programs, addressing gender bias in implementation, empowering women through social protection initiatives, case studies of successful gender-transformative interventions, and monitoring and sustaining transformative change. By offering expert perspectives and practical insights, this handbook serves as an indispensable guide for individuals navigating the complexities of promoting gender equality through social protection. It empowers readers to effect change, foster inclusive societies, and contribute to the advancement of gender-transformative approaches within social protection frameworks, both locally and globally.
Author Bio
Rachael Moore is an LGBT+ activist and a DEI consultant who specialises in anti-racism, gender mainstreaming and helping organisations create inclusive workspaces and safe workplace culture. She holds Masters in International and European Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has worked with governmental institutions and grassroots organisations across Europe. In 2018 she co-founded Rainbow Nation Brussels which works with and for LGBTQI+ persons who are Black and of colour. Besides being active in both local and European spheres of activism, Rachael finds it equally important to monitor global youth movements. As following the youth is following the future.