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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Promoting gender equality for stronger communities

When every person, regardless of gender, has equal access to opportunities, it sparks positive effects within individuals, communities and the larger systems at work. Learn More...

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Focus on gender: Creative announces new community of practice

A new community of practice is bringing together staff from around the world to collaborate on further promoting gender equality and inclusion in all of Creative’s work. Learn More...

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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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