Promoting gender-transformative change through social protection: an analytical approach – Global

Summary

Social protection can reduce income poverty and food and economic insecurity, remove financial barriers to accessing social services, and promote positive development outcomes across the lifespan, especially for women and men. girls. But can it address pre-existing gender inequalities through the design, implementation and funding of its programs?

To strengthen the ‘what works’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ evidence base for social protection to contribute to gender equality, this report proposes and presents an analytical approach to generating evidence on gender equality. gender-sensitive social protection for gender-transformative change. It draws on the conceptual framework of age-sensitive and gender-sensitive social protection (GRASSP) and on the theoretical, conceptual and empirical literature on gender and social protection. Structured as a socio-ecological framework, our approach presents three interconnected pathways of change – at the individual, family and societal levels – through which gender-sensitive social protection can contribute to transformative gender outcomes, as well as gender characteristics. design and implementation, and underpinned by a set of levers of change that, according to existing evidence, can strengthen the gender sensitivity of social protection systems.

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Joel C. Hicks