The Gender Audit Handbook – A Tool for Organizational Self-Assessment and Transformation
This resource povides a step-by-step guide to conduct a systematic and participatory gender audit in an organization. The handbookis a self-assessment tool, which can be used to identify staff perceptions surrounding gender issues in the workplace. The audit process uses the Gender Integration Framework, which states that organization transformation can only occur when the following dimensions are ready for gender integration: political will, technical capacity, accountability, and organizational culture. In addition, the handbookprovides organizations with an action plan to build on current gender equality initiatives and actions.
The handbook’s self-assessment tool has four steps:
- Prepare the organization to carry out a gender audit
- Survey staff to uncover their perceptions regarding gender equality in the organization and programs
- Conduct focus groups to develop an organizational vision of gender equality
- Create a gender action plan
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