Investing in Women Phase 2 (2019-23) Mid-Term Review Pathway 3 Report
Investing in Women (IW) consists of three pathways, with each pathway contributing to improvements in the enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment (WEE) by supporting the removal of barriers to women’s full economic participation. This report presents findings and recommendations from the Mid-Term Review of Pathway 3 (P3) focused on Influencing Gender Norms (IGN).
Under P3, IW works with a range of local partners to shift harmful norms, attitudes and practices that entrench discrimination against women in the world of work. The work of P3 is guided by the IGN Strategy, which was finalised in October 2019 and refreshed in April 2021.
This mid-term review found that early program outcomes for P3 have been substantially achieved and that progress is on track for intermediate outcomes. In terms of the end of program outcome, the review found that P3’s work is supported by a well-developed strategy and approach to influencing gender norms and WEE that has been informed by extensive insights, research and learnings about gender norms and campaigns. It is also supported by a cohort of strong local partners who are firmly invested in delivering impactful campaigns and building networks with local influencers to scale, amplify and create positive social norms change.
IW’s positive, open and constructive relationships with local partners are also a key enabler to achieving program outcomes. Collectively, these strategies place IW in a strong position to achieve the P3 End of Program Outcome of ‘Positive changes in aspects of attitudes, social expectations and/or behaviour among targeted urban millennials in support of WGE’.