Gender Analysis Matrix

The Gender Analysis Matrix is an analytical tool that uses participatory methodology to facilitate the definition and analysis of gender issues by the communities that are affected by them. Using the Gender Analysis Matrix will provide a unique articulation of issues as well as develop gender analysis capacity from the grassroots level up.

The Gender Analysis Matrix is based on the following principles:

  • All requisite knowledge for gender analysis exists among the people whose lives are the subject of the analysis
  • Gender analysis does not require the technical expertise of those outside the community being analysed, except as facilitators
  • Gender analysis cannot be transformative unless the analysis is done by the people being analyzed.


Stated Gender Objectives:




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Examples of categories:
  • Labour

This refers to changes in tasks, level of skill required (skilled versus unskilled, formal education, training) and labour capacity (how many people and how much they can do; do people need to be hired or can members of the household do it?)

  • Time

This refers to changes in the amount of time (3 hours, 4 days, and so on) it takes to carry out the task associated with the project or activity.

  • Resources

This refers to the changes in access to capital (income, land, credit) as a consequence of the project, and the extent of control over changes in resources (more or less) for each level of analysis.

  • Culture

Cultural factors refer to changes in social aspects of the participants’ lives (changes in gender roles or status) as a result of the project.

Source: Parker, Rani, "Another Point of View: A Manual on Gender Analysis Training for Grassroots Workers" UNIFEM
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