Research demonstrates that when peacebuilding activities are gender-inclusive, their outcomes are more durable. As Counterpart International is increasingly operating in environments that are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FVC), we developed a tool to enhance the design, implementation, and adaptation of gender-aware and transformative activities in these challenging implementation settings. By enhancing gender inclusion, our goal is that activities will increase the likelihood for sustainable, community-owned solutions.

Our tool guides program implementers to consider key factors (time use, safety and security, status, power and influence, and the enabling environment) that inform gender norms and power relations in FCV-affected contexts, along with how to adapt the program’s activities accordingly. 

If you’re interested in learning how to apply this toolkit for your work, or to have Counterpart facilitate a training session please contact: