Gender Assessments

A gender assessment is a consultative, multi-stakeholder process that aims to analyse and understand the national context for HIV from a gender perspective. It looks at structural factors, such as laws, policies, practices, socio-economic, cultural and political factors, to consider issues of gender inequality, harmful gender norms and gender-based violence and how they increase people’s vulnerability to HIV, TB and malaria.

It also considers how these human rights issues block access to prevention, treatment, care and support services and the ways in which laws, policies, plans and programmes have and can respond to promote gender equality.

Finally, it looks at ways in which to address gender inequality, harmful gender norms and gender-based violence in comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support programmes for HIV.

For more information on conducting a gender assessment for AGYW in the context of HIV, see the gender assessment section of UNDP’s Capacity Development Toolkit: Critical Enablers

Capacity Required

The organisation is able to carry out (or participate in) a consultative, multi-stakeholder gender assessment that aims to analyse and understand the national context for HIV from a gender perspective. 

The organisation has experience of assessing   the following areas which should be considered in the gender assessment: structural factors, such as laws, policies, practices, socio-economic, cultural and political factors, harmful gender norms and gender-based violence and how they increase people’s vulnerability to HIV, TB and malaria; how gender affects access to prevention, treatment, care and support services and the ways in which laws, policies, plans and programmes respond to promote gender equality.
Critical Enablers