Guidance on gender-transformative education and programming

20 August 2020


The purpose of this guidance is to establish a conceptual framework and common language that reflects Plan International’s gender transformative approach to education programming and influencing. It brings together Plan International’s past experience in education programming addressing gender-based barriers and discrimination, it reflects Plan’s commitment to achieve greater progress towards gender justice within education programming, and it situates Plan amongst education sector peers and colleagues who together are leading a movement to harness the transformative potential of education.

The guidance will therefore begin with the technical foundation for Plan’s Gender Transformative Approach to Education Programming, and then will introduce a practical framework and a description of education interventions and how they can contribute to gender transformative programming.

This guidance is for staff in Plan International Country Offices, Regional Offices, National Organisations, and Liaison Offices, as well as partner organisations who are involved in the design, implementation, and monitoring, evaluation and learning of programmes, training initiatives and staff inductions. It should be used to inform programme strategies in education, to support project design and business development, and to provide a framework and vernacular for advocacy and influencing.

Guidance on gender-transformative education and programming


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