Pact endorses Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Pact endorses Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Young girl holding a ball in Tanzania Young girl holding a ball in Tanzania

Pact is pleased to become the latest endorser of the Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality. The Standards set internal and programmatic benchmarks for organizations working in international development and humanitarian response to recognize, adopt and adhere to a minimum level of gender equality mainstreaming.

Released in March 2017, the Standards were developed through a multi-year collaborative process by the Gender Practitioners Collaborative, an informal group of U.S.-based gender advisors and technical gender experts.

The eight standards range from adopting a gender equality policy and allocating budget resources for gender equality to utilizing sex- and age-disaggregated data and developing an organizational culture and capacity for gender equality.

Endorsing the Gender Standards is an important step in Pact’s commitment to an environment for staff, our partners and the people we serve – regardless of race, gender, orientation or creed – that is safe, secure and dignified.

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