Improving gender equity and empowerment of women and girls are key objectives for ACIAR. ACIAR is committed to tackling gender inequality in research design, delivery and impact. Integrating gender in agricultural research for development is smart and sensible development as it addresses the needs of both women and men, while recognising and addressing unequal access to resources and decision making.
The ACIAR Research Proposal Gender Guidelines are designed to assist researchers to ensure proposals present aims, objectives, research activities, methods, capacity building activities and outputs that can effectively address women’s empowerment and gendered social relations. The guidelines were prepared by Dr Jo Caffery, University of Canberra and inaugural ACIAR Visiting Fellow.
ACIAR invites constructive feedback about research teams experiences in using this document, including what sections were most useful, what worked and what didn’t work. Your ongoing feedback will help ensure the guidelines remain a living document and a useful resource for all researchers.
Please send your comments to geoffrey.okeefe [at] aciar.gov.au.