If change must be sustainable rather than ephemeral, it must be more inclusive and go beyond economic progress. We at Solidaridad, want to redefine sustainability and reclaim its essence: power to the people (inclusivity), respect for the planet (produce in balance with the nature) and a fair share for everyone in the chain (prosperity). That’s genuine sustainability. Women and their differential needs have been recognised and accordingly included in every section of our new Multi-Annual Strategic Plan.
This report will bring you some highlights of the work performed toward gender inclusivity in the past year in Asia. While we have begun taking larger strides towards gender transformative approaches, we also have a long way to go.
Some of the highlights of the year:
- Development of our regional multi-annual strategy recognizing the differential needs of women.
- Deepening of gender-specific actions in more than 20 projects.
- Impact of stand-alone gender project gaining recognition and paving the way to include these gender-specific actions in other projects.
- Development of new models to include women in the formal supply chain.
- Women getting more recognition as farmers within the organization and thus getting more space in the discussions, research and programme conceptualization.
- New funding was ensured for a stand-alone gender project.
- Successful demonstration of how the market can be used as a lever to drive social change.
We are pleased to present the Affirmative Gender Action and Inclusivity Report for the year 2021. Download the publication below: