Management Response

: Regional Office for Arab States (Egypt)
: 2018 - 2018 , Regional Office for Arab States (Egypt) (RO)
: Formative Evaluation of Community and National Level Actions for Promoting Gender Equality and Engaging Men and Boys
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: Regional Office for Arab States (Egypt)
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During the second phase of the program, UN Women will build on the learnings of this formative evaluation. Specifically, UN Women will: 1. Scale up partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders and policy makers to ensure sustainability and Institutionalization of learnings. 2. Further strengthen the capacity of civil society across the region; 3. Mobilize additional resources to expand impact and reach of the programme; 4. Influence policy making based on first-hand research and learnings acquired through community-based Interventions; 5. Invest in research and knowledge products on gender equality and masculinity across the region.

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Recommendation: UN Women and its partners should expand their engagement strategy to include more segments of the community and multiple stakeholders, influencers and role models who can have significant influence on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. This would further strengthen and formalize the multiplier effect of its current programming
Management Response: During Phase II of the program, work on advocacy will be scaled up in partnership with influencing actors to maximize impact. UN Women will partner with CBOs that showcase a multiplier effect to their interventions beyond direct beneficiaries from the program and will build capacity of partners on engaging with religious groups as a powerful influencing actor.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Culture of results/RBM, Youth engagement, Sports, Faith based, Engaging men and boys
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Strategically target young men and women in the age group between (18-34), and some younger boys and girls with age groups between (15-17) UN Women MWGE team, Umbrella organizations, CBOs 2022/02 Initiated
Support CBOs whose projects include a multiplier effect to reach a large number of beneficiaries. UN Women MWGE team, CBOS, Umbrella organizations 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated
Pilot programme interventions that clearly identify innovative approaches (positive deviance approach, arts, working with social media influencers, and the collection and dissemination of testimonies from male public figures for strategic issues related to gender equality) to induce social change and enhance reach within the local community. UN Women MWGE team, Partner Organizations, Umbrella organizations, CBOs 2022/02 Initiated
Influence partners on key topics (such as fatherhood campaign, unpaid care, alternative interpretations of Islam, etc.) through advocacy activities UN Women MWGE team, Partner Organizations 2019/10 Overdue-Initiated
Institutionalize learnings through engaging a wide variety of stakeholders (e.g. actors from the UN, women’s machinery, the public sector, civil society organizations, academia, and other institutions) to scale-up the reach of the programme and UN Women MWGE team, CSOs, Academia, Government, others 2022/02 Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women and its partners should put greater emphasis on placing interventions within a broader human rights framework in future programming, ensuring that gender equality and women’s rights and issues of intersectionality are firmly embedded in that framework.
Management Response: The MWGE Programme will influence key human rights policies and strategies related to gender equality and women’s rights, ensure the inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable groups, challenge gender equality social norms, and focus on the engagement of men and boys.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Alignment with strategy, Knowledge management, Internal coordination and communication
Organizational Priorities: Engaging men and boys, Youth engagement, Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Impact, Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Implement an extended 3-months inception phase for CBOs to conduct community assessments and consultations with potential stakeholders, identify the key underlying causes of gender inequality that are relevant to their communities, and reflect the voice of beneficiaries within the design of all activities. UN Women MWGE team 2019/10 Overdue-Initiated
Create partnerships with strong well-established local youth and women’s rights civil society organizations for sustainability of generated learnings, and ensure the programme feeds into broader efforts to achieve gender equality. UN Women MWGE team 2019/09 Completed
Establish partnerships with at least 3 sectors in every country (such as health, education, child protection, the private sector etc.) to ensure the learning from the program Influences programs/policies beyond gender equality and women's rights programs/policies. UN Women MWGE team 2022/02 Initiated
Support CBOs that work with most marginalized groups (illiterate, refugees, non -IDs, people with disability, rural women/girls, the urban poor, etc..) UN Women MWGE team 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women should expand its capacity building of partner organizations and individuals who it is working with on engaging men and boys for GEWE, both in terms of institutional capacity as well as capacity on GEWE.
Management Response: UN Women will further strengthen the capacity of partner CBOs. Organizational capacity development will also be provided through the regular mentorship support that will be provided by the respective umbrella organizations.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Engaging men and boys, Culture of results/RBM, Organizational efficiency, Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Strengthen the organizational capacity of CBOs and improve their understanding of gender equality and human rights, engaging men and boys, and advocacy. UN Women, Umbrella organizations, CBOs 2021/12 Initiated
Strengthen the organizational capacity of CBOs and improve their understanding of gender equality and human rights, engaging men and boys, and advocacy. UN Women, Umbrella organizations, CBOs 2021/12 Initiated
Implement regional learning initiatives and strengthen regional networks to enhance the capacity of partner organizations and promote gender equality and male engagement in the region. UN Women MWGE team, Partner organizations 2021/12 Initiated
Adapt and pilot Program P in Palestine, Morocco, and Egypt, through the utilization of fatherhood as an entry point for engaging men and boys in gender equality. UN Women MWGE team, local and regional partners. 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women should increase the duration of community-based grants to two years to support and see more meaningful and sustained social change. A second phase should ensure that grants have a clear theory of change linked to the broader programme TOC and stronger monitoring, with closer linkages between national and community-based grants.
Management Response: During Phase II of the program, UN Women will support the umbrella organization for a period of 24 months and the CBOs for a period of 18 months. At this stage, support to national actors is put on hold due to lack of resources. With fundraising, UN Women hopes to be able to extend the support period beyond that frame and to increase the support provided to the partners.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Engaging men and boys
UNEG Criteria: Impact, Gender equality, Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Document and disseminate success stories to reflect the qualitative effect of the programme. UN Women MWGE team, CBOs, Umbrella organizations. 2021/12 Initiated
Support promising initiatives that were introduced during the Phase I of the programme through encouraging CBOs to build on the achievements and lessons learned from the implementation of the first phase of their projects to support a more meaningful and sustainable social change. UN Women MWGE team, Umbrella Organizations 2021/12 Initiated
Establish linkages between CBOs and key national partners responsible for the implementation of Program P. UN Women, Umbrella organization, CBOs, and National partners. 2022/02 Initiated
Establish linkages between CBOs and key national partners responsible for the implementation of Program P. UN Women, Umbrella organization, CBOs, and National partners. 2022/02 Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women and partners should continue to support and expand non-traditional activities to promote GEWE as this has contributed to changing traditional stereotypes. The selection criteria of trainers, experts and volunteers, as the primary interlocutors with the community, would benefit from being made more explicit to ensure that they are fully on board.
Management Response: UN Women will support non-traditional approaches to influencing attitudes and behaviors of communities and individuals through mobilizing youth and using social media among the utilization of other creative approaches.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, National ownership, Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Engaging men and boys, Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: UN Women and partners should continue to support and expand non-traditional activities to promote GEWE as this has contributed to changing traditional stereotypes. The selection criteria of trainers, experts and volunteers, as the primary interlocutors with the community, would benefit from being made more explicit to ensure that they are fully on board.
Management Response: UN Women will support non-traditional approaches to influencing attitudes and behaviors of communities and individuals through mobilizing youth and using social media among the utilization of other creative approaches.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: National ownership, Capacity development, Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Engaging men and boys
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Support CBOs that propose non-traditional innovative ways to change attitudes and behaviors of targeted communities/individuals (such as using sports, arts, peer education, social media etc.) UNWOMEN MWGE Team 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated
Disseminate learning and advocacy messages from the program through innovative ways (i.e.: photo essays, 1-minute social media friendly videos, infographics etc.) UNWOMEN MWGE Team, Partner Organizations 2022/02 Initiated
Mobilize youth to develop creative ways to communicate and disseminate messages and learning. UNWOMEN MWGE Team, Partner Organizations 2022/02 Initiated
Mobilize youth to develop creative ways to communicate and disseminate messages and learning. UNWOMEN MWGE Team, Partner Organizations 2022/02 Initiated