As part of our commitment to Gender Equality, Grand Challenges Canada has developed a suite of modules to support innovators as they incorporate gender considerations into their applications and innovations.
Module 1: Introduction to Gender Analysis
Module 1 (PDF) introduces innovators to gender equality and outlines questions to consider and steps to take when developing a gender analysis, gender strategy, and gender vision.
Module 2: Understanding Gender Analysis Issues
Module 2 (PDF) provides innovators with a list of some of the key issues that they may want to consider as part of their gender analysis and in developing their gender equality strategies.
Module 3: Explaining the Gender Equality Coding System
Module 3 (PDF) introduces the gender equality coding system, explains what determines a gender equality score, and summarizes how the gender coding scores are used.
Tool – Gender Analysis (PDF): The Gender Analysis Tool (PDF) is a guide for GE 0 and 1 (see Gender Equality Scoring System) health innovators to perform gender analysis informing their gender strategy. The framework examines how gender considerations have been woven through the innovation, their organizations or companies, and how the intervention is influenced and influences the social, cultural and policy environments.
Case Study 1: LegWorks
Case Study (PDF): LegWorks is an organization that meets the GE2 criteria (the gender equality coding system is explained in Module 3), and demonstrates their thoughtfulness and intentionality in identifying potential causes of gender disparity, as well as ensuring appropriate design and access.
Case Study 2: Ayzh
Case Study (PDF): Ayzh is an organization that meets the GE3 criteria, and demonstrates their intentionality through not only serving women as beneficiaries, but also having an explicit focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Adolescent, and Child Health with a gender-based mission and vision.
Case Study 3: Samagra
Case Study (PDF): Samagra is a for-profit social enterprise that is dedicated to providing access to clean, safe and reliable communal toilet facilities to urban slums in India. Gender equality is an organizational priority and informs Samagra’s structure and approach.
Case Study 4: [email protected]
Case Study (PDF): The MAMaZ Against Malaria at Scale ([email protected]) project brings a life-saving antimalarial drug to remote areas of Zambia, providing children under 6 years old with immediate pre-treatment for severe malaria at the community level.
Case Study 5: Aerosan
Case Study (PDF): Aerosan Hubs offers public pay-per-use toilet blocks that incorporate women-focused design and the provision of sanitary and menstrual hygiene management facilities. Aerosan’s facilities offer a safe and sanitary user experience for adults, children and individuals with disabilities.