Gender-Transformative Parenting Manual
The “Gender-Transformative Parenting Manual” aims at enhancing the adoption of gender transformative practices to create more gender equitable spaces at home through challenging stereotypical gender norms and encouraging men and boys to participate in the unpaid care and domestic work; in addition to emphasizing the importance of couples’ communication and promoting full access to women’s economic and educational rights. It also promotes positive behavioral change through empowerment, highlighting individuals as change agents and focusing on increasing their abilities and knowledge of gender-equitable parenting. It targets national and local stakeholders in efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The manual has been developed for use by individuals or organizations engaged in supporting parenting approaches including government entities, civil society, independent trainers, academia, and other professionals that deal with parents and believe in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the home; therefore, implementing various Training of trainers (ToT) using this manual is a vital part in achieving the planned impact of the GTP Curriculum.
This manual has been produced within the framework of UN Women’s “Men and Women for Gender Equality” programme, in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW), with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).