ARAP held its first workshop to discuss how to best mainstream a gender perspective throughout the Programme’s activities, on 26 September 2017 in Accra.
The event was used to examine the research that had been carried out by experts on the subject. They presented their findings and suggestions for the best methodology to support gender mainstreaming going forward.
Their research identified two main challenges, including reducing the effects of corruption on women, and strengthening the role of women in the fight against corruption.
An objective of the workshop was to seek approval of the methodology document by all ARAP partners. Now, all institutions are taking on the challenge of mainstreaming a gender perspective in their work, by committing to create specific gender indicators for each future line of work.
The document also includes tools to support future Programme activities and help monitor the work being done on gender mainstreaming.
A progress assessment will take place during a second gender workshop, planned for Spring 2019.
You can access more photos from this event through our Flickr page.