Gender & Human Rights

Gender & Human Rights

The Human Rights of women and the girl-child are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. The full and equal participation of women in political, civil, economic, social and cultural life, at the national, regional and international levels, and the eradication of all forms of discrimination on the grounds of sex are priority crosscutting issues in our thematic areas.

Gender mainstreaming at KRUWODO

Our approach to mainstreaming gender in our policies, programmes and operational procedures is as follows:

  1. Gender concerns are reflected in the conceptualization, implementation and evaluation of human rights policies, strategic planning and the setting of priorities and objectives.
  2. The impact of our activities, protocols and procedures aimed at advancing human rights are examined on the basis of gender.
  3. Having a special responsibility to make the link between gender and human rights, KRUWODO undertakes training and sensitization programmes aimed at integrating gender and building capacity for gender analysis from a human rights perspective for staff, human rights bodies and consultants.
  4. KRUWODO is actively support the development and implementation of specific programmes, projects and activities aimed at improving the enjoyment by women and girl-children of their fundamental human rights. As far as possible this work is being undertaken in consultation and collaboration with other stakeholders.
  5. KRUWODO is giving specific priority to the issue of trafficking in persons.
  6. KRUWODO’s work in this area is based on the principle that human rights must be at the core of any anti-trafficking strategy.
  7. The key objective of KRUWODO is to integrate human rights into international, regional and national anti-trafficking initiatives – particularly at the legal and policy levels. As far as possible, KRUWODO seeks to act as a catalyst and support for the work of others.