Gender and Inclusive Development

EnCompass works with clients on strengthening their knowledge and skills to identify and address inequalities that prevent achievement of desired development outcomes. Many people are excluded from development because of their sex, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, poverty, or other socio-cultural factors. Such exclusion deepens inequality worldwide. EnCompass supports our clients—UN organizations, United States government agencies, and international non-governmental organizations—to implement inclusive development that enables all groups of people to contribute to creating opportunities, sharing the benefits of development, and participating in decision-making.

EnCompass’ approach to gender and inclusive development integrates the standards and principles of human rights—participation, non-discrimination, and accountability—and spans a range of program sectors (e.g., agriculture; conflict; democracy, rights, and governance; economic growth; education, energy and infrastructure; health; HIV; and rule of law) and geographies (e.g., Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East).

Video: Lerato’s Story

The EnCompass team developed this video for AIDSFree/Lesotho DREAMS. This activity helps ensure that survivors of sexual assault in Lesotho have a clear referral pathway to access the services they need. "Lerato's Story" is a video that describes the experience of a...

Transform: Primary Health Care Project Gender Analysis

The Transform: Primary Health Care project provides technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia to support its implementation of the Health Sector Transformation Plan, with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. EnCompass conducted a...

AIDSFree Flyer for Lapeng Care Centre

As a part of our work with AIDSFree, EnCompass staff developed this flyer for the Lapeng Care Centre in Lesotho. The Lapeng Care Centre is a safe space where women, boys, and girls who have experienced gender-based violence can access free counselling services,...

A Gendered Approach to Positive Girl and Boy Development

This document contains key outcomes and recommendations of the 2018 Gender 360 Summit. EnCompass was a sponsor of this event, and staff members co-facilitated a post-summit discussion resulting in the outcomes and recommendations. The five recommendations focus on the...