Globally, women and girls, representing half of the world’s potential, often lack economic autonomy, have less access to basic and higher education, less political representation, and are highly susceptible to domestic and sexual violence.
Despite increasing investment efforts and progress in recent years, global challenges, such as the 2020 historic disruption of the pandemic and its aftermath, have caused additional setbacks.
More women and girls are likely to live in extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 than today, driven largely by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, and climate change.
In this report, the ACT Foundation extensively examines the existing evidence on gender mainstreaming to provide local development actors with best-practice guidance on achieving greater gender equality results in operations, programmes, and organisational culture.
Download full report here.