Webinar Presentation: The politics of gender responsive social protection
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 07 March 2019. Social protection policies have the potential to play a critical role in transforming women’s and girls’ lives. They can do this by addressing lifecycle risks and transitions, recognising and valuing unpaid care and domestic work, increasing access to services and infrastructure and promoting women’s and girls’ voice and agency. Critically, social protection policies and systems must be designed and implemented to achieve these objectives. If not, they risk exacerbating gender inequalities and discrimination. The extent to which social protection is gender-responsive however is as much a political decision as a technical one, and influenced by many factors including political regime type, the role of civil society, social structures and norms.