UNICEF and UN Women
have a launched an online centre to provide evaluators with resources
to design and manage evaluations that integrate equity, human rights
and gender equality.
The section of
Gender Equality and Human Rights Responsive Evaluations Community is
administered by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the
Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The purpose and the role of
evaluation in UN Women is to enhance accountability, inform
decision-making and contribute to learning on the best ways to
achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality through operational
and normative work.
The consideration of gender and
human rights in the evaluation practice involves the integration of
gender equality and human rights dimensions in all steps of the
evaluation process and involves the analysis of the effects of the
interventions in enhancing or negatively affecting gender equality
and the empowerment of women. In this context, gender analysis
frameworks and feminist and transformative paradigms have key
implications for gender and human rights responsive evaluation.
This section aims to promote knowledge
on Gender Equality and Human Rights responsive evaluations by
providing access to various resources including publications, reports
and information on training opportunities. Also through this section
evaluation practitioners can access Gender Equality and Human Rights
responsive evaluations communities of practice and networks.
In addition, the section provides
access to UN Women Manual on Gender Equality and Human Rights
Responsive Evaluation a practical guide to help those initiating,
managing and/or using gender equality and human rights responsive
evaluations. It is intended for all international development
professionals who deliver or manage programmes and projects. The
guide provides direction, advice and tools for every step in the
evaluation process. It contains tools to aid in the process and
references to provide a greater depth of information on specific
topics and issues.
Access to this
virtual tool here