GESI

NEW BEGINNINGS Constructive Male Engagement

This document presents a promising practice on integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance funded Nobo Jatra - New Beginning project, implemented by World Vision Bangladesh, in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Government of Bangladesh and Winrock International (2015-2022). The project’s overall goal is to improve gender equitable food security, nutrition, and resilience of vulnerable communities in four sub districts of southwest Bangladesh. Gender equality and social inclusion was considered as a cross-cutting theme critical to the implementation of all project activities. It was also an integral stand-alone pillar with targeted interventions on male engagement and youth development. This promising practice focuses on the evidence of impact on the extent to which male engagement activities resulted in GESI transformation.