Gender Mainstreaming Training March 2014

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  • 1. 

    Complete this sentence using the following words : biological – behaviours -  physiological . Please select the correct order from the available options below It's important to distinguish sex and gender. Sex refers specifically to the …… and …… reality of being male or female. Gender, on the other hand, refers to the socialized identity ascribed to roles, responsibilities, characteristics and …… attributed to boys, girls, men and women. These vary from one to another and over time.

    • A.

      Biological, physiological, behaviours

    • B.

      Behaviours, biological, physiological

    • C.

      Biological, behaviours, physiological

    Correct Answer
    A. Biological, physiological, behaviours
    Explanation
    The correct order is "biological, physiological, behaviours" because the sentence is discussing the distinction between sex and gender. Sex refers to the biological and physiological reality of being male or female, while gender refers to the socialized identity and behaviors attributed to boys, girls, men, and women. Therefore, the correct order is to first mention the biological aspect, followed by the physiological aspect, and then the behaviors.

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  • 2. 

    Strategic interests are immediate perceived needs such as water, shelter, clothing, basic health care and food. They are based on women's and girls' existing roles and do not challenge their subordinate position. Practical needs, on the other hand, refer to the relative status of women and men within society. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, which is False, is that practical needs actually refer to the immediate perceived needs such as water, shelter, clothing, basic health care, and food. These needs are based on women's and girls' existing roles and do not challenge their subordinate position. On the other hand, strategic interests refer to the relative status of women and men within society. Therefore, the statement that practical needs refer to the relative status of women and men within society is incorrect.

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  • 3. 

    By accepting the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), to what specific actions do States commit? Select all those that apply.

    • A.

      Incorporate the principle of equality of men and women in their legal system

    • B.

      Establish tribunals and public institutions to guarantee women effective protection against discrimination

    • C.

      Take steps to eliminate all forms of discrimination practiced against women by individuals, organizations and enterprises, including ratification of the optional protocol

    • D.

      Submit national reports at least every 4 years, on measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Incorporate the principle of equality of men and women in their legal system
    B. Establish tribunals and public institutions to guarantee women effective protection against discrimination
    C. Take steps to eliminate all forms of discrimination practiced against women by individuals, organizations and enterprises, including ratification of the optional protocol
    D. Submit national reports at least every 4 years, on measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations
    Explanation
    By accepting the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), States commit to incorporating the principle of equality of men and women in their legal system, establishing tribunals and public institutions to guarantee women effective protection against discrimination, taking steps to eliminate all forms of discrimination practiced against women by individuals, organizations, and enterprises, including ratification of the optional protocol, and submitting national reports at least every 4 years on measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations.

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  • 4. 

    Which Millennium Development Goal is about promoting gender equality and women empowerment? 

    • A.

      MDG 2

    • B.

      MDG 3

    • C.

      MDG 5

    Correct Answer
    B. MDG 3
    Explanation
    MDG 3 is about promoting gender equality and women empowerment. This goal focuses on eliminating gender disparities in education, improving women's access to healthcare and economic opportunities, and promoting women's participation in decision-making processes. It aims to empower women and ensure equal rights and opportunities for both genders.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following statements are true? Select all that apply. 

    • A.

      Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to achieve gender equality

    • B.

      Gender discrimination may occur any time throughout the life cycle of a person

    • C.

      The Gender And Development (GAD) approach analyses gender power relations

    • D.

      Empowerment enables women and men, boys and girls to question existing inequalities

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to achieve gender equality
    B. Gender discrimination may occur any time throughout the life cycle of a person
    C. The Gender And Development (GAD) approach analyses gender power relations
    D. Empowerment enables women and men, boys and girls to question existing inequalities
    Explanation
    Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to achieve gender equality as it involves integrating a gender perspective into all policies and programs. Gender discrimination may occur at any time throughout the life cycle of a person, indicating that it can happen at any stage of their life. The Gender And Development (GAD) approach analyzes gender power relations, recognizing the unequal distribution of power between genders. Empowerment enables women and men, boys and girls to question existing inequalities, suggesting that it allows individuals to challenge and address gender-based disparities.

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  • 6. 

    Which statements is accurate about gender mainstreaming? More than one correct answer is possible. 

    • A.

      Gender mainstreaming is only about adding a “women component” into an existing activity

    • B.

      Gender mainstreaming requires consideration of the differential impacts of programmes/projects on women and men, boys and girls

    • C.

      Targeted, women specific policies and programmes/projects are sometimes included as a component of a gender mainstreaming strategy

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Gender mainstreaming requires consideration of the differential impacts of programmes/projects on women and men, boys and girls
    C. Targeted, women specific policies and programmes/projects are sometimes included as a component of a gender mainstreaming strategy
    Explanation
    Gender mainstreaming requires consideration of the differential impacts of programmes/projects on women and men, boys and girls. This means that gender mainstreaming involves analyzing and understanding how policies and projects affect individuals of different genders and addressing any inequalities or disparities that may arise. Additionally, targeted, women-specific policies and programs may also be included as a component of a gender mainstreaming strategy, recognizing the need for specific interventions to address gender inequalities.

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  • 7. 

    Which are the objectives pursued by UNOPS presented in the Corporate framework for gender mainstreaming. More than one answer possible.  

    • A.

      To strengthen and maintain an institutional environment that supports and encourages gender mainstreaming

    • B.

      To improve the effectiveness and sustainability of UNOPS projects addressing developmental, humanitarian and peace keeping challenges in countries of operations

    • C.

      To promote the integration of a gender perspective into its corporate policies and projects of partners

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To strengthen and maintain an institutional environment that supports and encourages gender mainstreaming
    B. To improve the effectiveness and sustainability of UNOPS projects addressing developmental, humanitarian and peace keeping challenges in countries of operations
    C. To promote the integration of a gender perspective into its corporate policies and projects of partners
    Explanation
    The objectives pursued by UNOPS in the Corporate framework for gender mainstreaming are to strengthen and maintain an institutional environment that supports and encourages gender mainstreaming, to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of UNOPS projects addressing developmental, humanitarian and peacekeeping challenges in countries of operations, and to promote the integration of a gender perspective into its corporate policies and projects of partners.

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  • 8. 

    In this sentence from UNOPS corporate framework for gender mainstreaming, what does SWAP stand for?  “UNOPS will be guided by the SWAP and other mechanisms developed by UN Women, which introduces an effective approach to monitoring and evaluation of progress made towards the basic institutional needs to support gender equality.”

    • A.

      System Women Association for Progress

    • B.

      System Wide Action Plan for gender equality

    • C.

      System West African Professionals

    Correct Answer
    B. System Wide Action Plan for gender equality
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "System Wide Action Plan for gender equality." This acronym refers to a comprehensive plan developed by UN Women to monitor and evaluate progress towards achieving gender equality. It outlines the necessary institutional needs and mechanisms to support gender mainstreaming efforts.

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  • 9. 

    Which are the 2 pre requisites to make UNOPS corporate framework for gender mainstreaming a successful policy the following?  

    • A.

      A vigorous management

    • B.

      A gender neutral work environment

    • C.

      Gender focal points solely responsible for gender results

    • D.

      A gender sensitive organizational culture

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A vigorous management
    D. A gender sensitive organizational culture
    Explanation
    A vigorous management is necessary to ensure that the UNOPS corporate framework for gender mainstreaming is effectively implemented and monitored. This includes strong leadership, clear goals, and adequate resources. Additionally, a gender sensitive organizational culture is crucial to create an environment where gender equality is valued and promoted. This involves challenging gender norms, promoting diversity and inclusion, and addressing unconscious biases. Both of these prerequisites are essential for the successful implementation of the gender mainstreaming policy and for achieving meaningful gender equality within UNOPS.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following aspects would you include in a gender analysis? Select all those that apply. 

    • A.

      Power relations

    • B.

      Access to and control of resources

    • C.

      Gender roles within different contexts

    • D.

      Only women's interests and access to resources

    • E.

      Potential impacts of women's and men's roles for your programme

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Power relations
    B. Access to and control of resources
    C. Gender roles within different contexts
    E. Potential impacts of women's and men's roles for your programme
    Explanation
    A gender analysis involves examining power relations, access to and control of resources, gender roles within different contexts, and the potential impacts of women's and men's roles for a specific program. This analysis helps to identify and understand the different ways in which gender influences and intersects with various aspects of society, including social and economic dynamics, decision-making processes, and access to opportunities. By considering these aspects, organizations and programs can develop more inclusive and equitable strategies that address gender disparities and promote gender equality.

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  • 11. 

    Please select the productive work activity (as opposed to reproductive work activities) from the following options.  

    • A.

      Looking after children

    • B.

      Fetching water

    • C.

      Selling vegetables in the market

    • D.

      Collecting firewood for cooking

    Correct Answer
    C. Selling vegetables in the market
    Explanation
    Selling vegetables in the market is considered a productive work activity because it involves the exchange of goods for money. This activity contributes to the economy by generating income and creating employment opportunities. In contrast, looking after children, fetching water, and collecting firewood for cooking are reproductive work activities that are necessary for the well-being and survival of individuals and families, but they do not directly contribute to economic growth.

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  • 12. 

    What is often described as the International Bill of Rights for women? 

    • A.

      Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW)

    • B.

      United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

    • C.

      1995 Beijing platform for action on gender equality and women’s empowerment

    • D.

      3rd Millennium Development Goal

    Correct Answer
    A. Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW)
    Explanation
    The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) is often described as the International Bill of Rights for women because it is an international treaty that aims to protect and promote women's rights and gender equality. It defines discrimination against women and sets out specific measures that countries should take to eliminate such discrimination. CEDAW is considered a landmark document in the fight for women's rights and has been ratified by a large number of countries around the world.

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  • 13. 

    What core question does the activity and income profile in Gender analysis answer?

    • A.

      Who does what in the sector and if they get paid?

    • B.

      Who enjoys the benefits of the project?

    • C.

      Who has access to the resources of the project?

    • D.

      Who has control over project’s benefits?

    Correct Answer
    A. Who does what in the sector and if they get paid?
    Explanation
    The activity and income profile in gender analysis helps answer the question of who does what in the sector and if they get paid. This analysis provides insights into the roles and responsibilities of different individuals within the sector and whether they receive compensation for their work. It helps identify any gender disparities in terms of job distribution and income levels, which can be crucial for understanding gender dynamics and promoting gender equality within the project or organization.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is useful during literature review stage of gender analysis to understand the macro level gender indicators and issues?

    • A.

      World Bank Gender Dashboard

    • B.

      United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

    • C.

      UNDP Human Development Index

    • D.

      Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    During the literature review stage of gender analysis, it is useful to refer to multiple sources to understand macro level gender indicators and issues. The World Bank Gender Dashboard provides comprehensive data and information on gender-related issues. The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) outlines the strategic priorities and goals for gender equality and women's empowerment. The UNDP Human Development Index measures gender disparities in education, health, and income. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) addresses gender issues in poverty reduction efforts. Therefore, all of the above options are useful during the literature review stage of gender analysis.

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  • 15. 

    What are some of the ways in which project communications and outreach can be engendered?

    • A.

      Including gender in the communication strategy

    • B.

      Ensuring both women and men are represented in the project publications

    • C.

      Avoiding gender stereotype language

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the mentioned ways, including including gender in the communication strategy, ensuring both women and men are represented in the project publications, and avoiding gender stereotype language, can be used to engender project communications and outreach. By incorporating these practices, the project can promote inclusivity, diversity, and equal representation, which can contribute to effective communication and engagement with various stakeholders.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is NOT a common challenge during monitoring and evaluation stage?

    • A.

      Evaporation

    • B.

      Invisibilisation

    • C.

      Resistance

    • D.

      Condensation

    Correct Answer
    D. Condensation
    Explanation
    Condensation is not a common challenge during the monitoring and evaluation stage. Condensation refers to the process of converting a substance from its gaseous state to its liquid state. However, in the context of monitoring and evaluation, condensation does not typically pose a challenge. The other options, such as evaporation, invisibilisation, and resistance, are common challenges that can be encountered during the monitoring and evaluation stage.

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  • 17. 

    In El-Dorado, only 20% of the girls are educated compared to 70% boys. This is an example of what?

    • A.

      Gender parity

    • B.

      Gender Sensitive Indicator

    • C.

      Gender neutral Statistics

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Gender Sensitive Indicator
    Explanation
    This scenario is an example of a gender-sensitive indicator because it highlights the disparity in education between girls and boys in El-Dorado. The fact that only 20% of girls are educated compared to 70% of boys indicates a gender imbalance in access to education. This statistic brings attention to the gender-specific issue of unequal educational opportunities for girls in El-Dorado.

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  • 18. 

    Is it possible to incorporate gender aspects for an ongoing project, even if the original proposal is gender blind?

    • A.

      No, nothing can be done once the project has already started

    • B.

      Yes, using UNOPS gender checklist for project proposals

    • C.

      No, delivery is more important than sustainability

    • D.

      Yes, using Gender Action plan and involving key stakeholders

    Correct Answer
    D. Yes, using Gender Action plan and involving key stakeholders
    Explanation
    It is possible to incorporate gender aspects for an ongoing project, even if the original proposal is gender blind, by using a Gender Action plan and involving key stakeholders. This approach ensures that gender considerations are integrated into the project and that relevant stakeholders are engaged in the process. By implementing a Gender Action plan, the project can address gender inequalities and promote gender equality throughout its implementation.

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  • 19. 

    Who has the responsibility to mainstream gender into UNOPS projects?

    • A.

      Project engineers

    • B.

      Project Manager

    • C.

      Gender Focal point

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above have the responsibility to mainstream gender into UNOPS projects. Project engineers are responsible for ensuring that gender considerations are incorporated into the design and implementation of projects. Project managers are responsible for overseeing the entire project and ensuring that gender mainstreaming is integrated throughout. Gender focal points are specifically designated individuals who are responsible for ensuring that gender perspectives and considerations are taken into account in all aspects of the project. Therefore, all three roles have a shared responsibility in mainstreaming gender into UNOPS projects.

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  • 20. 

    In which stage will you incorporate gender aspects into the Needs Assessment Mission’s   Terms of Reference? 

    • A.

      Lead Generation

    • B.

      Initiation stage

    • C.

      Subsequent stage

    • D.

      Final stage

    Correct Answer
    A. Lead Generation
    Explanation
    In the lead generation stage, you will incorporate gender aspects into the Needs Assessment Mission's Terms of Reference. This stage involves identifying potential leads and gathering information about the needs and priorities of the target population. By incorporating gender aspects at this early stage, you ensure that the needs and perspectives of different genders are taken into account throughout the entire assessment process. This helps in developing a more comprehensive and inclusive assessment that addresses the specific needs of all individuals, regardless of their gender.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following is currently permitted according to UNOPS HR rules and regulations?

    • A.

      Maternity leave for International and local IICA’s

    • B.

      Telecommuting

    • C.

      Time off for breastfeeding for International IICA’s

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    According to UNOPS HR rules and regulations, all of the options mentioned in the question are currently permitted. Maternity leave for both international and local IICA's, telecommuting, and time off for breastfeeding for international IICA's are all allowed.

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  • 22. 

    What will assess if project has contributed to improving or worsening women’s lives and gender relations, as well as promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and social levels.

    • A.

      Gender evaluation

    • B.

      Gender monitoring

    • C.

      Results based reporting tool

    • D.

      Sustainability Marker

    Correct Answer
    A. Gender evaluation
    Explanation
    Gender evaluation is the correct answer because it is a process that assesses the impact of a project on women's lives and gender relations. It examines whether the project has brought about positive changes at individual, institutional, community, and social levels. Gender evaluation helps in understanding the effectiveness of the project in promoting gender equality and identifying areas that need improvement. It provides valuable insights into the project's contribution to improving or worsening women's lives and gender relations, making it the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 23. 

    UNOPS partnered with Devex for a month long global conversation on gender titled? 

    • A.

      She works

    • B.

      She builds

    • C.

      He builds

    • D.

      He for She

    Correct Answer
    B. She builds
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "She builds," aligns with the theme of the global conversation on gender. This partnership between UNOPS and Devex aims to highlight and empower women in the field of construction and infrastructure development. By focusing on the phrase "She builds," the conversation seeks to challenge gender stereotypes and promote gender equality in traditionally male-dominated industries.

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  • 24. 

    What resources are available within UNOPS to mainstream gender?

    • A.

      Gender- Commmunities of Practice (COP)

    • B.

      Gender equality pages in intranet

    • C.

      Gender focal point network

    • D.

      Gender mainstreaming toolkit

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed are resources available within UNOPS to mainstream gender. The Gender- Communities of Practice (COP) provide a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices on gender equality. The gender equality pages in the intranet serve as a source of information and guidance on gender issues. The gender focal point network consists of individuals within UNOPS who are responsible for promoting gender mainstreaming. The gender mainstreaming toolkit is a resource that provides practical guidance and tools for integrating gender perspectives into UNOPS projects and operations. Therefore, all of these options are available resources for mainstreaming gender within UNOPS.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following statement is accurate ? 

    • A.

      Gender equity is the same as gender equality

    • B.

      Gender equity means always treating men and women the same

    • C.

      Gender equity may involve the use of temporary special measures to compensate for historical or systemic bias or discrimination

    Correct Answer
    C. Gender equity may involve the use of temporary special measures to compensate for historical or systemic bias or discrimination
    Explanation
    Gender equity is not the same as gender equality. While gender equality refers to treating men and women equally in all aspects, gender equity recognizes that historical or systemic bias and discrimination may have created an imbalance. Therefore, gender equity may require the use of temporary special measures to address these imbalances and ensure fair treatment for all genders.

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