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Establishing Gender Equity in LGED

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Sultana Naznin Afroze Deputy Project Director, UPPR & Member Secretary, LGED Gender Forum
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Gov. Hierarchy
Cabinet

LGRDC (LGD)

Line Ministries

Line Ministries

Line Ministries

Line Ministries

Attached Departments

LGED

Attached Departments

Attached Departments

LGED Organizational Set-up


Chief Engineer

Addl CEs Addl CEs

PDs
XENs XENs

SEs
XENs

SEs
XENs

SEs
XENs

SEs

UEs

UEs

UEs

UEs

UEs

UEs
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Major Areas of Interventions

Rural

Water

Urban
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Gender Equity Strategy of LGED


Goal:

To ensure gender equity in all its operations including project activities through the participation of an empowered workforce and communities in a sustainable way
To ensure equitable participation and employment of women and men To prioritize benefit of poor and contribute to Governments poverty reduction and gender mainstreaming goals

Objectives:

To ensure gender equity in all activities through community participation

Core Areas of Strategy for mainstreaming Gender


Data/Information
HRD & Training

Support Facilities Communication Funding and Resources Monitoring and Evaluation

Participation
Contracting Policy

Sectoral Gender Equity Strategy


LGEDs Overall Gender Strategy
Rural Sector Gender Strategy Water Sector Gender Strategy Urban Sector Gender Strategy Action Plan developed in four areas

LGEDs overall
Rural sector

Water sector
Urban sector

Achievement

Gender and Development Forum at central level Gender forum at district level Separate Toilet for Women Staff Gender Equity Monitoring Format Collection of Gender Disaggregated Data on Quarterly Basis in all Sectors Develop Gender Information Management Software Day care center for children of LGED staff

Achievement

Gender training for officer, staff, LGI representative, contractors,

beneficiaries

Training on gender monitoring format for data collection

Develop gender related training modules


Resource allocation Gender specialists services Increase capabilities of officers on gender issue Celebration of international womens day at district and LGED HQ level

Gender Information Management Software


Institutional progress Participation in Decision Making Human Resource Development and Training Job opportunity Income Generating Activities Support facilities

Urban Sector Gender Monitoring Format (quarterly report)


Institutional Progress- No. of committees and no. of members: male, female Participation in Decision Making: No. of meeting held at different level committees and presence of male and female members in each committees Human Resource Development and Training: -No. of officers and staff employed by municipality : male, female - No. of training courses, study, exchange visit programs held and No. of trainees in each courses: male, female

Urban Sector Gender Monitoring Format Cont.

Job opportunity:
- No. of labors employed in construction, maintenance, tree plantation & caretaking, waste management : male, female - No. of employment created through apprenticeship program: male, female

Income Generating Activities:


- No. of beneficiaries involved in savings and micro-credit : male, female - Amount of savings , amount of income through micro-credit: male . female

Support facilities: No. of ticket counters, waiting rooms in bus

terminal, toilet facilities in market, working place, public toilets: male female

Gender Monitoring System

Gender concerned staff (field level) responsible for collection of sex- disaggregated data and reporting at field level (district, sub-district, municipality) Central level Gender personnel responsible for collection of sex- disaggregated data, reporting, analysis and operations of software at central level Project gender concerned personnel responsible for collection of data, reporting and analysis at project level Gender operational data shared with LGED management through the Gender Forum Feed back shared with field level for future updating

Overall Achievement of LGED (2011)


Employment generation of 631,015 women Self employment of 195,650 poor women

73,340 women got micro-credit through income generating activities


249,069 poor women got training on different issues e.g. IGA and social awareness 14 womens market sections constructed where 112 shops are being operated by women

Overall Achievement of LGED (2011) cont. 194 infrastructures (bus terminal, community centre, union parishad complex building) constructed where support facilities for women ensured (toilet, rest room, day care etc.)

6,029 women beneficiaries included in different committees and participated in discussion Celebrate international womens day at different level

Challenges

Sensitization of Government staff, LGI Representatives and Staff, beneficiaries on Gender Related Issues

Commitment from Stakeholders of different levels


Provision of adequate number and qualified staff to deal with Gender related issues Equip concerned staff and stakeholder with support of logistic and training to handle gender issues (Data Collection, Analysis)

Provision of gender friendly working environment


Provision of adequate budget to address gender issues (Both at project and institutional level) Mind set of Policy Level Officials on Gender issues

Way Forward

Sensitization and Awareness of Gender Issues at all levels Capacity development of concerned persons of different stakeholders Provision of adequate fund and staff to manage gender related issues Strengthen Gender Forum at different levels Ensure Gender Friendly Working Environment Ensure Gender Friendly Infrastructure

Earth Filling in Embankment

U- Drain construction

Women Labours are Working in Road Construction

Material Mixing For Base Course

Maintenance by Female Maintenance Crew

Road Maintenance from GOB Revenue Budget

Women Traders Selection under WMS

Womens Market Section

Planning Meeting at Community level

Apprenticeship Programme

Training on Water Seal Latrine Installation

Awareness Development

Maintenance of Embankment

Fish cultivation

Meeting of Management committee

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