About Gender and Development

Gender and Development (GAD) is a development perspective and process that is participatory, empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials.

It is an approach which reflects a change in outlook, where the disparities of women and men in all aspects/sectors of development are recognized. It seeks to achieve gender equality and emphasizes the role of women as active agents of development and not just passive recipients of development assistance.

GAD Focal Point System