Gender equality, social inclusion, and the empowerment of women and youth, are central components of ARDI’s organizational values and programmatic methodologies. We believe it is critical to ensure that each of our initiatives are gender-sensitive and socially inclusive for women, men, girls, and boys of diverse backgrounds.
Using a number of gender-sensitive tools and methodologies, ARDI integrates a gender-sensitive lens into all aspects of our work, from program inception to closeout, to ensure our efforts are equitable and conducive of positive, sustainable change for women, men, girls, and boys alike, with emphasis on championing the empowerment of women and girls. Across ARDI’s work, gender and social inclusion considerations are integrated methodically to ensure our efforts foster gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. In addition, ARDI understands that women’s empowerment and gender equality will not be accomplished, nor can it be effective and sustainable, if men and boys are not actively engaged as stakeholders to enable and champion gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Highlighted Examples of ARDI’s Women and Youth Empowerment Projects: