Gender Competence : Gender harmony, equity and equality


Gender Competence : Gender harmony, equity and equality

We meet here to  share efforts and experiences towards building a more gender sensitive & responsive society. Our vision is harmony in our relationship with each other, gender equality and equity.

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Latest Activity: Jan 23


International Firm for baseline gender Program in Burundi (French)

Started by Eric UWINTWAZA Jan 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Does someone know a firm of consultants that could respond to this appeal from Burundi?Best regards,Eric Uwintwaza.Continue

Tags: Opportunities

Experiences of community response to sexual assualt/rape

Started by Rituu B. Nanda. Last reply by Tarun Verma Oct 16, 2013. 9 Replies

We have had some discussion in this group on sexual assault and rape triggered by a video shared by Tapati Dutta. Even after fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi in Dec triggered an uproar,…Continue

Tags: India, rape, assault, Sexual

Man Down video by Rihanna - in revenge for being raped she goes after he abuser and shoots him in public

Started by Abbas Mancey. Last reply by Elischia Fludd Jul 22, 2011. 12 Replies

Not sure how much public out cry this is getting in your country/ region but quite a few persons and groups are asking that Rihanna's new song "Man Down" be banned for fear it causing women and girls…Continue

Should Women be taught to "Physically" defend themselves? Should they learn Martial Art?

Started by Nicole Rhonda Cole. Last reply by Nicole Rhonda Cole Jul 3, 2011. 4 Replies

The Movie "ENOUGH" starring Jennifer Lopez highlighted the fact that many Women will continue to die unless they are willing to "fight" for their lives like I did! I live because I fought "valiantly"…Continue

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Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on November 25, 2013 at 8:10pm

A warm welcome to Sophea Touchh! She is  gender Research Analyst for the Aquitic Agriculture program (World Fish) in Cambodia!

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on November 18, 2013 at 8:15am

POST TITLE: International Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Coordinator

CATEGORY: ICS-11 (equivalent to P-4)



POST TYPE: Non-Rotational

DURATION: One year (renewable)

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Myanmar Country Office, Asia and the Pacific Region

Organizational Setting

The International Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Coordinator position is located in Yangon, Myanmar. Under the overall direction and supervision of the UNFPA Representative and in close coordination with the Humanitarian Affairs Specialist, the International GBV Coordinator provides technical, operational and coordination support to UNFPA’s GBV programming in Myanmar.

Job Purpose

UNFPA, in its global mandate to address GBV in humanitarian crises, and as lead agency for multi-sectoral coordination of GBV under the global protection cluster, is committed to ensure that women and children, particularly girls, affected by the different humanitarian crisis, are protected and that the needs of GBV survivors are met through adequate health response, psychosocial support and proper case management.

At the national level, the Humanitarian Protection Working Group (HPWG), led by UNHCR, has initiated a coordinated response to address protection issues through the provincial Protection Working Groups (PWS). Under this coordination, a national GBV sub-sector has been established under the leadership of UNFPA, to promote a multi-sectoral coordination for GBV prevention and response, as proposed by the IASC principles. Similar arrangements will follow in Kachin and Rakhine States.

The post will provide technical support and management to the provincial GBV specialists in Rakhine and Kachin, while also leading on support to other areas affected by conflict and displacement, such as Meikhtila and the South East region, in close coordination with UNHCR, OCHA and other key relevant stakeholders.

The incumbent will lead the national GBV sub-sector under the HPWG. He/She is responsible for the implementation and coordination of UNFPA GBV programming and representation of UNFPA in relevant forums and humanitarian coordination mechanisms.


Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on October 2, 2013 at 9:56pm

Hi Irit and members of Gender group,

This is regarding the conversation we have been having in this group on sexual assault and rape. We find that irrespective of modest dressing, age etc women are facing rape in different parts of the world. Could we collect some experiences where people/communities are taking action to address this issue? Therefore I have posted a discussion on this and invite you to share experiences and resources on what has worked? what are the successes we have had on this? You can respond to

Thanks Irit and Tapati for triggering this!



Comment by irit hakim-keller on October 2, 2013 at 1:20am

Dear Rituu,

re your mail (I can't find it here , nor the video, though...only in YouTube)-
Suggesting that women are 'asking' to be abused, by wearing such and such clothes, is a terrible insolence that only men can invent.

The fact is that : very modest women are   raped ; young girls and even toddlers, who do not know right and wrong are  raped ; old women who are not even attractive are  raped. Means - women ARE raped by men, no matter what. 
Re the video itself - I don't like it at all. I do not believe making fun of the subject (even with a good intention) serves the purpose.

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on August 21, 2013 at 12:15pm

Are you interested in gender, research and evaluation?

To learn and exchange on the above issues you can join the international community

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on August 12, 2013 at 1:53pm

A Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region

This report presents findings from a mapping initiative that aimed to capture how faith-based organizations respond to violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. As a collaborative initiative between UNFPA and the Asia-Pacific Women Faith and Development Alliance (AP-WFDA), it sought to identify examples of strategies used by faith-based organizations.

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on May 7, 2013 at 7:05pm

A warm welcome to Gender competence group, Kasanani!


The Constellation team in Burundi is facilitating community response to gender based violence. Here is a self assessment framework in French where communities can assess themselves on this issue


We have a self asssessment in English if anyone is interested among this group.

Comment by KASANANI Jérémie on May 7, 2013 at 4:14pm

Yes i am glad to join Gender harmony group.

i wish french message will be on going also.


Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on April 18, 2013 at 4:08pm

We are looking for any NGOs, non-profits and women’s organizations, which aim to help victims of domestic violence, to participate in a free, groundbreaking actionable initiative.

The Temple of Understanding, NGO, and The Business of Me, a social impact company, are looking for help from NGOs, non-profits and women’s organizations around the world, which aim to help and protect victims of domestic violence. The Temple of Understanding has had a Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council for many years. As an active member of the NGO community, The Temple of Understanding has the opportunity to work on the inside of the UN to advance social justice. Each year, they have participated in the Commission on the Status of Women—this year The Business of Me joined them.

The Business of Me and The Temple of Understanding were afforded with the opportunity to host an event at this year’s CSW, during which they offered cooperating NGOs, non-profits and women’s organizations the chance to partake in a free, actionable initiative that will test the efficacy and results of The Business of Me.

The Business of Me aims to help and support victims of domestic violence by providing them with life-sufficiency skills, which includes but is not exclusive to financial literacy expertise. Most importantly however, The Business of Me creates a strong support network or community of women, in order to help victims get out and stay out of abusive relationships and create the life that they choose. While Nancy Salamone, CEO of The Business of Me, has seen the program change the lives of countless women over the course of many years, it is now time to test the efficacy and effectiveness of the program in order to help victims of abuse to the best of our ability.

We are looking for any NGOs, non-profits and women’s organizations, which aim to help victims of domestic violence, to participate in a free, groundbreaking actionable initiative.

It is necessary to not only measure the program results but to also evaluate the outcomes of The Business of Me and it’s participants. With this initiative, it will become apparent if the participants learned, if the learning changed their behavior, and if they are now safer as a consequence of the program.

The Business of Me and The State University of New York- Albany will conduct this research study. NGOs, non-profits, women’s organizations have the opportunity to participate and will be integral in shaping the future direction of the initiative.  Here is a link that further outlines the initiative

For those who are interested in contributing, participating and/or helping please contact Nancy Salamone directly via email at for further questions/comments.

Comment by Laurence Gilliot on March 14, 2013 at 12:52pm

Hi friends,

I bumped into the trailer of the movie "Common gender", a movie about transgender in Asia, it seems to be a total hit in some Asian countries. Here is the trailer:

The producer is inviting any of us to organize the screening of this movie in our city or country. See email below for more info or contact details!

I have been working on films concerning human issues in Southeast Asia-Bangladesh. Recently my 1st film “Common Gender – The Film” (based on Transgender community) was screened in Hollywood by the invitation of Foreign Press Association of LA. “Common Gender – The Film” has exposed the suffering of transgender in Southeast Asia and specifically in my country.  

I want to show this movie to the transgender community of your country. For your kind information, currently I am in Turkey. 
Your kind cooperation will be appreciable. 
Noman Robin
+90 534 021 0763

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