Improving Academic Research with a Gender Sensitive Approach

How is Gender Relevant in Academic Research?

Experience has shown that we can’t assume that technology and research will benefit everyone equally. Impacts interact with existing social structures – such as gender inequality. Practitioners in International Development are already well-versed in techniques to identify and mitigate asymmetrical gender impacts and have developed toolkits and guides to meet these challenges – but they can be hard to apply in academic settings. The materials on these pages draw together expertise from the International Development sector and researchers in Higher Education in the Global South and the Global North, to create pithy and accessible tools that are aimed specifically at academic researchers seeking to implement gender sensitive research projects. On these pages you’ll find practical tools, to help you do gender sensitive research, and briefings and clips on specific themes such as agriculture, climate change, economics, and IT.

Our simplified approach to ‘Gender Sensitive Situational Analysis’ is the best place to start.

Your Project: Working Out How Gender Is Relevant

Our short, simplified tool is aimed at academic researchers, who are new to dealing with gender equality requirements, particularly those in STEMM. Using it will enable you to work out how gender is relevant to your academic project and what you can do to maximise the benefits it delivers.

Experts Explain: Doing Gender Sensitive Research

Dr. Sarah Ssali

Why Gender Sensitive Research is Important: Engineering and Infrastructure Examples

Dr. Maryam Mustafa

Gender and Human Computer Interaction

Dr. Hadia Majid

Doing Gender Sensitive Economics Research