World Vision is part of the Gender Practitioners Collaborative, which created these standards for organizations in the development and humanitarian response field.
Faith and religion are integral aspects of culture, with implications for those advocating for gender equality, yet in development practice they are frequently not examined overtly.
In June 2012, World Vision International commissioned an 18-month gender equality study to examine our influence on and contribution to gender equality for boys, girls, women, and men. The research took place in four countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Bolivia, India) and discovered a number of significant positive findings.
Gender-Based Violence: Survivor Support (GBVSS) is our USAID- and DFID-funded project that aims to strengthen the prevention of and response to GBV in Zambia.
Channels of Hope: Gender and Faith
Faith leaders are often among the most influential members of communities where World Vision works. Our Channels of Hope methodology challenges faith leaders to acknowledge and act upon injustices within their families, faith groups, and communities.