This section includes resources on how gender and diversity is addressed internally, within our National Societies. Resources in this section provide tools and guidelines on conducting internal audits, self-assessments and assessments based on a specific thematic e.g. violence. An important stage of conducting an assessment is to analyze the results to see what National Societies are doing well, where improvements can be made and to create an action plan based on this to better mainstream gender and diversity into policies, programmes and tools.
1. Gender and diversity audit
The Gender Audit Handbook: A tool for organisational self-assessment and transformation (2010)
Purpose The Gender Audit is a self-assessment tool for identifying staff perceptions regarding how gender issues are addressed in programming and in internal organisational systems and activities. It is also a process for creating continuing gender-action planning, and to identify…
2. Self-assessment tools
Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool
This assessment tool aims to: facilitate reflection; identify programme strengths and opportunities for improvement; and identify priorities for capacity-building in programmes designed to address violence against women.
The tool includes assessment items related to three “core” programmatic strategies (community mobilization; health and social support services; and legal aid) and four “cross-cutting” strategies (advocacy; media and communications; capacity-building; and partnerships) for addressing violence against women.
Organisational Gender Assessment Tool
Purpose This capacity-building tool is designed to enable National Societies become better placed to mainstream gender into policy and programming responses. The tool contains an assessment checklist and accompanying action plans. Overview The assessment checklist is a quick and effective…
Gender Capacity Assessment Matrix
Purpose This document is designed to facilitate gender capacity assessments of organisations. Assessments are undertaken in four main categories: aspirations; organisational skills; organisational systems and infrastructure; and organisational programme capacity. For each category an organisation is expected to tick the…