GEOSA: Gender and Equality Organisational Self-Assessment
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Based on its experiences with a wide range of institutional actors, the ITC-ILO Gender Training Programme has developed a new and innovative approach to build sustainable capacity within an organization to address gender and equality mainstreaming needs.
The Gender & Equality Organizational Self-Assessment (GEOSA) is a highly participatory process, which promotes organizational learning on how to practically and effectively mainstream gender.
GEOSA is about much more than gender equality! It can be adopted to address many other dimensions of inequality and discrimination.
Rather than just providing a “baseline”, the GEOSA exercise is a key instrument to start a dialogue on organizational learning and change as well as on evidence-based indicators of good practice. It works as an entry point for discussing wider substantive and operational concerns, as it tackles both explicit and implicit gender biases within an organization’s structure and culture.
If you are curious about how the GEOSA exercise could benefit your organization, check out a detailed and interactive presentation by clicking here