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Second Brown Bag : Elusive Gender Audit w/ Sue Harris-Rimmer

Our Second Brown Bag of the Season:

‘The Elusive Gender Audit’*

with Sue Harris-Rimmer

What is it? Why do we need it? And how we can use it in our work in International Geneva?

*Gender Audit, an assessment tool and process for organizations to use in identifying staff perceptions of how gender issues are addressed in their programming portfolio and internal organizational processes.

With Special Guest & Gender Expert Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer

Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at Australian National University; Research Associate at the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School; Griffith Law School Associate Professor; Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute, Geneva

A government policy adviser, Susan was selected as an expert for the official Australian delegation to the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2014.

Susan has provided policy advice on the UNSC, G20, IORA and MIKTA and is one of two Australian representatives to the W20 in Turkey and China.

With additional resources:

Pages 15-22 of:

A manual for gender audit facilitators: The ILO participatory gender audit methodology (2nd Edition)

This revised Manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits (PGAs) in an organizational context. It is based on the ILO’s practical experience of piloting PGAs of many ILO technical units and country offices, constituents and UN partners from 2001 to 2012.


Pages 39-41, 92-94 of: 

Interaction: The Gender Audit Handbook





The document shared by ILO colleagues:

ILO Participatory Gender Audit: Relevance and use for the United Nations and its agencies

This publication shows how the participatory gender audit - a unique tool for evaluating and monitoring the achievement of gender equality - can support and strengthen efforts of joint UN programming on gender equality at country level, particularly in the framework of the UN “Delivering as One” process and of mainstreaming gender into the programmes, funds and agencies’ individual and collective work.