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Gender analysis

Analyse des questions de parité hommes-femmes

Análisis basado en el género

The methodology for collecting and processing information about gender. It provides disaggregated data by sex, and an understanding of the social construction of gender roles, how labor is divided and valued. Gender Analysis is the process of analyzing information in order to ensure development benefits and resources are effectively and equitably targeted to both women and men, and to successfully anticipate and avoid any negative impacts development interventions may have on women or on gender relations. Gender analysis is conducted through a variety of tools and frameworks. A gender analysis is useful to better understand the constraints, opportunities and priorities encountered by different water users (men, women, elderly and youth) in their water management activities. It also helps better understand if both men and women can access water equally, how decision-making on the use of water between men and women takes places within the households, the communities and at the country-level. As a result, special actions can be proposed to overcome gender gaps and improve the equitable access to productive resources for the most vulnerable groups in society.

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Economics, policy, institutions, Geography, land, soil, population, Irrigation, agricultural water management
FAO. 2013. Passport to Mainstreaming Gender in Water Programmes: Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector. Prepared by: Esther de Jong, Juan Antonio Sagardoy and Ilaria Sisto. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.
UNDP. 2007. Gender Mainstreaming, A key driver of development in environment and energy. Training Manual by Ines Havet, Franka Braun and Birgit Gocht