GENDER

Creative is guided by the principle that sustainable development depends on women and men having equal opportunity to develop their full potential and contribute to their communities and societies. Taking a gender transformative approach in development can help overcome restrictive gender norms, improve development impact and promote equitable progress that improves the lives of all.

Creative’s work promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls dates back to the company’s beginning and remains a key pillar of its development strategies. By identifying gender gaps and opportunities, and then addressing them through gender-integration in program design, implementation and evaluation, Creative improves the effectiveness of its programs across the board.

From anti-trafficking programs in Albania to workforce development in Afghanistan, Creative’s gender-integrated programs have fostered safe schools, enhanced women’s participation in elections, supported women’s leadership and entrepreneurship, and reduced gender-based violence. This comprehensive and integrated approach transforms societies and empowers communities to create sustainable solutions to their shared challenges.

Creative has developed toolkits and assessment tools, including the Institutional and Gender Audit, which helps determine the extent to which organizations are integrating gender equity into institutional processes and programming, and assesses their capacity before and after receiving support for organizational strengthening.

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Creative’s Gender Transformative Approach

Creative’s programs address the needs, roles, and responsibilities of women, men, boys and girls. This comprehensive and integrated approach transforms societies and empowers communities to create sustainable solutions to their shared challenges. Watch Video

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Robotics clubs unlock potential for at-risk Nicaraguan youth

When a Caribbean Coast Robotics Club won a national competition, it was a proud moment for the region – and for the young women who are breaking barriers with coding. Learn More...

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On the docks, interns repair motors and launch careers

Crouched behind an engine on the back of a small motor boat, 19-year-old Soliange Pollack has a steady hand as waves rock her. A woman in a male-dominated field, she is determined to succeed and be an inspiration to others. Learn More...

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From Afghanistan to Nicaragua, empowering women to overcome barriers

Creative’s Senior Associate, Gender in Development, Jackie Ogega, discusses two innovative workforce programs in Nicaragua and Afghanistan that are improving equitable access to nontraditional fields. Learn More...