Guide on gender institutionalization by Fatma Boufenik, member of the FACM Advisory Council and the ACM Circle of Oran

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We share the guide on gender institutionalization prepared by Professor Fatma Boufenik, member of the FACM Advisory Council and the ACM Circle of Oran, and which is part of a series of seven guides developed as a result of the training operations carried out by the Pilot Action Program for Rural Development and Agriculture (PAP ENPARD) between 2016 and 2019. The Pilot Action Program (PAP-ENPARD) for rural development and agriculture is a bilateral EU / Algeria program whose general objective is to contribute to improving living conditions by increasing income and employment in rural areas, particularly in the wilayas of Ain-Temouchent, Laghouat, Sétif and Tlemcen.

The development of the guide for the institutionalization of Gender is based on enhanced knowledgeor acquired during the process put in place, as part of the project, seeks to supportproject stakeholders and its beneficiaries by the consolidation and / or construction of know-how in gender equity for achange in knowing how to be expressed in actions and practices in favor of equal opportunities in public policies and in equal access to fundamental human rights by laws and procedures based on the principle of equality which must be taken into account in development approaches because it is no longer possible to ignore that in any society:

• women and men have different needs and opportunities, given theirtheir distinct roles and responsibilities, and given the inequality in access and control of resources;

• women form a disadvantaged group compared to men, in terms of well-being (education, health, income, etc.), in terms of access to and control of the means of production and in terms of power;

• poverty weighs more heavily on women than on men;

• Additional difficulties in terms of accessibility for women in of disabilities with rights already insufficient for all people in a situation handicap;

• violence against women is still tolerated;

• the persistence of discrimination against little girls and violations of their rights is still a reality;

• the fundamental rights of women and the shortcomings for their promotion are not respected;

• this situation of inequality constitutes an obstacle to development, since it limits chances and opportunities of half a population .

Read the guide: Guide_genre_Boufenik_PAP_ENPARD_2019