In June 2012, World Vision International commissioned a gender equality study,with support from World Vision Australia, to examine the organisation’s influence on gender equality within its partner communities. The study was motivated by the organisation’s desire to learn from past and current programming, and specifically: to identify whether World Vision has contributed to a change in gender equality, and if so, how this has occurred and what factors led to positive change. The study was also intended to strengthen the evidence base of how World Vision programs can address gender issues, and to demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to being a credible,critically reflective contributor to global efforts towards gender equality. World Vision Australia engaged a study team to design and undertake the study.
The team comprised researchers from the Nossal Institute for Global Health and the Centre for Women’s Health, Gender and Society at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The research took place over 18 months in collaboration with World Vision National Office staff in four sites, as well as an advisory team of gender staff from the World Vision Global Centre and selected Regional Offices and Support Offices.
The project sites selected for the study were:
- Marigat Girl Child Promotion Project – World Vision Kenya
- Ruhita Area Development Program – World Vision Tanzania
- Community Involvement Strategy for the Empowerment of Women (“WARMI”) – World Vision Bolivia
- Jaipur Area Development Program – World Vision India
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Last edited 20 February 2015