EDC considers the impact of gender, inclusion, and social norms throughout the project life cycle, while respecting local culture. EDC endeavors to promote gender equality and inclusion among our staff and in the communities where we work. through the implementation of gender and inclusion assessments and strategies. Additionally, we strive to design and implement programs and policies that:
- Treat men and women equally and promote gender equality (gender neutral)
- Redress existing gender inequalities (gender sensitive)
- Re-define women’s and men’s gender roles and relations when these pose constraints to achieving equitable outcomes (gender positive and gender transformative)
Following are examples of EDC’s gender-sensitive, gender-transformative, and inclusive interventions in USAID-funded basic education, literacy, health, and youth and workforce development projects.