Gender equality is a basic right for all people, including women and children. HOPE FOR BURKINA FUTURES believes that it is critical to directly address gender discrimination and promote gender equality in order to ensure no harm comes to children, and to advance our vision for a world where every child attains his or her equal right to survival, protection, development, and participation.
We recognize that gender inequalities create major barriers for sustainable development end period In addition, HOPE works to ensure all our programs identify and account for the different needs, abilities and opportunities of all stakeholders, including girls, boys, women and men. HOPE FOR BURKINA FUTURES further strives to utilize gender transformative approaches whenever possible, supporting meaningful and lasting impacts in the lives of children and adolescents. This is achieved through collaboration with key stakeholders to identify and positively eradicate root causes of gender inequality for girls and women.
HOPE FOR BURKINA FUTURES seeks to advance gender equality in all aspects of our work and across our organization, guided by the following 6 principles:
1) EQUALITY IS A RIGHT
Gender equality is an essential component of a child rights approach, and of critical importance in the fulfillment of our organizational mandate. This principle is upheld by international standards articulated by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
4) MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION
Girls and boys are active citizens. They must be equally engaged in dialogue around gender and have equal opportunity to participate and to promote gender equality.
2) ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES
It is critical to identify and work to eradicate the root causes of gender inequality. This requires (1) addressing social norms and institutions which reinforce gender inequalities, no comma and (2) advocating for and fostering legislation and policies that promote gender equality.
5) INDEPENDENT & CROSS CUTTING
Gender is both an independent area of focus and a critical priority across our thematic areas of focus, global initiatives and breakthroughs. Gender equality must be a central focus across our work and across all parts and levels of our organization.
3) HOLISTIC APPROACHES
Acknowledging that gender equality is about relationships, transformative gender approaches require working with whole communities, and at all levels, and equally engaging female and male stakeholders in culturally-sensitive gender equality policy and program work.
6) COLLABORATION & LEARNING
Integrating gender analysis in our research and work reveals new insights and innovative solutions to development challenges end period. These solution options would not otherwise be possible without a gender-focused approach. It is essential to foster and participate in communities of practice, to collaborate with organizations and stakeholders working on gender equality, to translate what we learn into practice, and to share learnings widely.