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Executive Summary
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Findings: Stated commitment to gender equality
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Findings: Definition of gender
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Findings: Workplace gender equality policies
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Findings: Diversity and inclusion policies - Workplace and Board
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Findings: Anti-sexual harassment policies
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Findings: Family-friendly workplace policies
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Findings: Gender and geography of global health leadership
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Findings: Gender pay gap
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Findings: Gender-responsiveness of global health programmes
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Findings: Sex-disaggregated monitoring and evaluation data
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Analysis: Are organisations’ COVID-19 programmatic activities gender-responsive?
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What next: How to use this report to push for change within your organisation
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What next: How to use this report to push for change within your organisation

Chapter 14

What next: How to use this report to push for change within your organisation

Mikhail Kapychka
For organisational leaders/directors:
  1. Monitor and evaluate progress: Compare your organisation’s scores across the 14 variables reviewed in the 2021 report with scores received in past years to identify areas of improvement. Present the evaluation to staff and governing board and consider integrating performance across these variables into organisational performance indicators.
  2. Compare and learn from peers: Use the Gender and Health Index to compare your organisation’s performance with that of others in your sector. Use the Index to explore high-scoring policies or programmatic work from others in your sector or engaged in similar work, and consider how these examples of best-practice could apply to your own policies and programmes. 
  3. Consult staff on effective responses: Where your organisation’s scores highlight a need for improvement in a domain, convene a discussion among staff on what changes should be introduced to improve performance in this area. Use the scorecards in this report, recommendations and examples of best practice included in this report to guide the discussion.
  4. Inform and discuss with your Board: Include equality, diversity and inclusion (based on GH5050 and other organisational reviews) as a standing item for Board discussion.
  5. Explore resources: Refer to the GH5050 assessment framework, model policies and other resources identified in the 2021 report, and our ‘How To’ guides to inform effective, equitable internal policies to advance equality in the workplace. 
  6. Engage in targeted funding: If you are a funder, consider opportunities to support organisations in improving performance in one or more of the 14 variables. Explore using the scorecard to set targets for grant reporting.
  7. Convene other leaders in the sector: Systematic change will only occur when the benchmark across the sector is raised. Convene a meeting with other organisations of a similar size or doing similar work in the sector to share learnings and strategies to advance progress across, and consider setting shared targets that will help raise the standards across global health.
For staff:
  1. Advocate for action from leadership: Use the assessment of your organisation in one or more of the 14 areas in this report to advocate for action among leadership in your organisation. Utilise the score criteria and examples of good practice from other organisations in this report to suggest policies and measures that should be adopted. If your organisation is lagging behind in your sector, highlight this and challenge leadership on why this is the case. 
  2. Share the results with your union or staff association: The findings of the Report can be a source of evidence-informed advocacy by employee associations within each organisation. 
  3. Lobby your Board: Advocate for your organisation’s Board to include discussion of equality, diversity and inclusion (based on the results of the GH5050 review as well as other reviews within the organisation) as a regular standing item order. 
  4. Self-assess your organisation: If your organisation is not among the 201 included in this report, use the self-assessment tool to review your organisation’s performance across our 14 variables. Use the framework to present the areas in need of policy action to your HR department or leadership team.
  5. Initiate dialogue: Organise a staff meeting, using our slide deck to present the report findings and kick-start discussions on why they are relevant to your organisation.
  6. Organise a gender equality working group: If you don’t have one already, create a staff working group to advance issues of gender and equality in your organisation. Use your organisation’s results as a starting point for discussion. 
  7. Identify potential collaborators: Review organisations’ scores along the 14 variables to identify those with strong commitments to gender equality in global health when considering potential partnerships.  
  8. Use the scorecard when considering employment opportunities: Review how a potential employer prioritises, commits to and delivers on gender equality and diversity when considering career opportunities. Do they have transparent, high-scoring workplace policies that will support your career pathway? Do they prioritise gender in their programmatic work? Our scorecard can provide a strong indication of their commitment to gender equality as an employer.