To gain a global understanding of how gender inequality impacts communities where we work, World Vision Canada reviewed 18 gender assessments and 7 project baseline studies that were conducted between 2016 to 2019 in 18 countries.
In many settings, women and girls are disproportionately affected by gender inequality in all its forms. In particular, the major themes raised by women, girls, men, boys and community leaders when discussing their needs are :
- Unequal decision making
- Unequal access to resources
- Gendered cultural norms and beliefs
- Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)
- Early marriage and early pregnancy
- Menstrual hygiene management
This report summarizes how each theme influences access to and experiences of education; sexual and reproductive health and rights; maternal, newborn and child health; and livelihoods
for women and girls.