GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN Philanthropy and CSR
We offer a range of services to philanthropic organisations, corporates investing in corporate social responsibility and NGOs (irrespective of the focus area of such philanthropic / CSR activities), to promote gender mainstreaming, such as :
Gender Lens: Advising on how to adopt the gender lens as a focal point of policy and program making, and through different stages (such as problem identification, planning, project making, budgeting, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating).
Project Curation: Customizing existing and new programmes and initiatives to bring in the gender lens and to make women and members of the LGBT community – direct and targeted beneficiaries.
Impact Assessment: Evaluating programmes and initiatives to assess gender impact from a multidimensional perspective.
Training & Workshops: (i) To promote gender awareness, sensitization and diversity and inclusion; (ii) Training the employees / consultants working in CSR/ philanthropy– on gender mainstreaming and adopting the gender lens; (iii) Sexual harassment- sensitization, prevention and redressal as per the PoSH Act; and (iv) training of the Internal Committee (IC) as per the PoSH Act.
Goal Setting: Curating gender goals based on the specific industry / sector.
GENDER DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT THE WORKPLACE
We offer a range of services to companies, trade associations, private equity funds, other business entities, and educational institutions, to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion, such as :
Gender Diversity Assessments: Curated programs such as gender diversity assessments entailing a deep dive into various (quantitative and qualitative) parameters devised by us & workplace benefits analysis; and recommending specific and customized solutions based on the findings of the aforesaid.
HR Policies & Initiatives: An array of customised initiatives/ policies (across sectors and functional verticals) including leave policies, flexible work arrangements, hiring, rehiring and retention programmes, mentoring and leadership programmes for women, tackling gender career gaps and pay gaps; and all other HR policies including polices for prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment as per the PoSH Act, policies for transgender inclusion at the workplace.
Diversity & Inclusion Consulting & Capacity Building: Preparing end to end solutions for promoting diversity and inclusion for women and the LGBTQ community, with a special focus on Transgender persons. This includes preparation and advice on best practices and progressive policies.
Training & Workshops: (i) To create gender sensitization and promote diversity and inclusion; (ii) Tools for addressing barriers such as unconscious bias, stereotyping, and discrimination; (iii) LGBTQ inclusion - best practices (iv) Transgender inclusion – best practices (v) sexual harassment- sensitization, prevention and redressal as per the PoSH Act; and (vi) Training of the Internal Committee (IC) as per the PoSH Act. The workshops are customized respectively for senior management, HR & D&I professionals, all other employee cadres, management/ HR trainees and educators.
Client Interface: In certain customer facing sectors such as hospitality, healthcare, entertainment (including cinema business), education, advertising and retail - promoting gender sensitization and inclusion (with a special focus on LGBT persons) through customised policies and training, so as to enhance overall customer experience.
ADVOCACY oN GENDER LAWS AND POLICY
We offer a range of gender advocacy and advisory services to government entities, law and policy making bodies, civil society participants, non profit organizations and NGO’s, enterprises and individuals, such as:
Legal Reform: Addressing lacunae in law and policy including by seeking specific amendments and / or judicial intervention.
Affirmative Action: Advising on law and policy to enable affirmative action, eliminating regressive social practices and norms, and promoting equality, equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.
Legal Awareness: Devising focused initiatives and programmes to disseminate information about legal rights; and promoting a rights based gender discourse.
Training & Workshops: (i) To promote gender sensitization and diversity and inclusion; and (ii) Creating awareness for mainstreaming and inclusion of LGBTQ persons. The workshops are customized respectively for administrative and judicial officers.
Research & Data: Undertaking and curating focused research programs to identify, evaluate and address gender gaps; advise on collecting and analysis of information and data using the gender lens.
* Terms of engagement for the aforesaid services are available on request.