Conducting a Gender Analysis in Action Against Hunger International
Gender analysis is defined as a process used to identify and understand the different roles, activities, needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of women and men of all ages. Understanding these differences and subsequently designing, implementing and monitoring our interventions according to the findings, is vital to providing effective and impactful programs. While often seen to be a complex, time intensive, and requiring substantial resources, a gender analysis can be incorporated into a traditional needs assessment.
Although gender analysis is referenced in Action Against Hunger’s gender policy, there were a number of requests for standardised and practical guidelines for conducting a gender analysis across Action Against Hunger International. Providing clear and practical steps to conduct a gender analysis, this guidance is designed primarily for Action Against Hunger International staff. In addition to this guidance, please refer to the e-learning module the Gender Analysis e-learning module, available on the Training Center website, or on your national e-learning platforms.