Despite considerable advances made in recent decades women and girls in Australia, and around the world, still experience significant disadvantage in many spheres - including the outcomes of philanthropic programs.
Gender-wise is the term we’ve coined to describe an approach to giving that recognises the significant role gender plays in the way we experience different aspects of life. It is also referred to as applying a gender lens.
Because programs affect women and men differently, even those that seem gender-neutral often actually exclude or under-serve some people simply because of their gender, and perpetuate existing inequities.
Gender-wise funders seek to understand this by analysing data and asking questions about how issues might affect women and men, and people of diverse gender identity, differently.
By adopting gender-wise principles and tools, you can make sure that the programs, projects and organisations that you support better address women’s particular needs and circumstances. Examining issues through the lens of gender makes visible different needs and circumstances to better inform design and delivery, promoting inclusion and enhancing impact.
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Carol Schwartz AO
Paul Wheelton AM KSJ
Eve Mahlab AO
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"By acknowledging the difference between males and females we can raise the bar on all philanthropy."
– WILLIAM C. RICHARDSON, PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF THE W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION
Guide to Gender-wise Philanthropy
Our Guide to
Gender-wise Philanthropy outlines the case for investing in women and girls, provides an introduction to gender lens concepts, shares case studies and suggests steps for those at the beginning of the journey, as well as actions for those further progressed in gender-wise philanthropic practice.
Gender-wise Toolkit for Grantmakers
Sharpening Our Focus on Corporate Giving
Sharpening Our Focus on Corporate Giving: Keeping Gender Equality in The Frame has been developed in collaboration with the Champions of Change Coalition setting out a framework to assess corporate giving and community partnership programs through a gender lens and accelerate progress towards gender equality.
Presentations and Gender-wise Workshops
We also offer presentations to philanthropic Boards and Gender-wise Workshops for philanthropic staff. Contact us to request a presentation or workshop.
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