Gender, Sexuality and Development: Whose Reality Counts
‘Whose Reality Counts’ is a platform for dialogue facilitated by Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices to explore challenges faced by various organisations in weaving human rights and social justice into the core of evaluations and ways in which they have overcome these.
The starting premise of the enquiry is the conviction that evaluations are not politically neutral and choices are made by those measuring, consciously or unconsciously. In the context of gender, it recognises that the measurement challenges of gender issues are complex and varied and collection of gender-disaggregated data is only the beginning. They require re-conceptualisation, identifying comprehensive indicators and development of special tools, amongst other things.
The first consultation in the series, ‘Gender, Sexuality and Development: Whose Reality Counts? focuses on different programmes which measure interventions on gender empowerment with an emphasis on sexuality.
The consultation, held at India Habitat Centre, on March 13, 2012, discussed the various aspects of monitoring and evaluation in the context of gender and sexuality.
The presentations of the day can be viewed below
- Gender, Sexuality & Development: Whose Reality Counts? - A Programme Guide
- Larger Climate of Evaluation in India and South Asia, Katherine Hay, IDRC
- Discussions of Sexuality in Social Equity, Daniel Edwin, OpenSpace
- Sexing Development Evaluation questions and possibilities, Veronica Magar, r e a c h
- Measuring Progress of Community Groups which Address Stigma Associated with Sexual Identities, Tom Thomas, Pradeep Narayanan, Aruna Mohan Raj, Praxis
- Can Pleasure Count? & Can We Count Pleasure?, Anne Philpott, The Pleasure Project
- Monitoring Tools to Measure Interventions of Empowerment in Multiple Contexts of Gender,Anusha C, Sharmistha Sarkar, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj, Praxis
- Measuring Women’s Empowerment, Gender and Sexuality Some Reflections on framework, methods and Challenges from CARE Works, George Kurian, Suniti Neogy, CARE
- Tracking Budget with Intersectionality Framework for Evolution of a Gender-Responsive Budget for Dalit Women in Tamil Nadu, Fr Manuel Alphonse, Social Watch Tamil Nadu
- Stigma, Discrimination and Violation of Rights Sharing by the community, Prasanna, 365x6 Network
- Gender, Sexuality & Development: Whose Reality Counts?, A WAY FORWARD…, Anamika Praxis
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