The Gender Statistics Database contains gender statistics from all over the European Union (EU) and beyond, at the EU, Member State and European level. It is aimed at providing statistical evidence which can be used to support and complement the European Commission’s (EC) Strategy on Gender Equality and support the Member States to monitor their progress.
Feminist evaluation (FE) emphasizes participatory, empowering, and social justice agendas. While all evaluation approaches are laden with their own, often implicit, values, few assert their values as openly as feminist evaluation. Unlike most gender approaches, feminist evaluation does not provide a framework or advocate a precise approach; rather, feminist evaluation is often defined as a way of thinking about evaluation. (See, for example, Podems, 2014; Podems 2010; Beardsley & Hughes Miller, 2002; Hirsch & Keller, 1990; Hughes, 2002; McRobbie, 1982).
This handbook, produced by the Independent Evaluation Office for UN Women, is aimed at supporting those who are implementing gender-responsive evaluations. It provides extensive advice and tools for each of the key steps of an evaluation with clear directions and examples to support the user. The overall aim of the handbook is to provide a clear link between the theory of gender-responsive evaluation and practice.
Gender analysis offers a framework to systematically assess the impact of program and project activities on relations between women and men. What is considered is how the different roles and status of women and men within “the community, political sphere, workplace, and household (for example, roles in decision-making and different access to and control over resources and services)” (USAID, 2012) influence how a program or project is designed. Also considered, is how the intended outcomes of program and project activities affect women and men differently (USAID, 2012).