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The GenderWorks Toolkit is a practical, two-part guide to help:
• Women’s groups campaign successfully on issues of gender, poverty and social exclusion and • Public bodies meet their obligations under equalities legislation and tackle poverty among women more effectively.

The GenderWorks Toolkit

Acknowledgements and Foreword


Toolkit credits plus how to order copies.
A GenderWorks training participant and member of the Saheli
Asian Women’s Group explains why this toolkit is so useful.



Why women?
A look at the links between gender and poverty, and the need for women-only services.

Women’s groups – the confidence to campaign


Real Women, Real Power


Five inspiring stories of women’s groups who achieved change in very different ways.

Top tips for successful campaigning


Key messages from real women on how to achieve your aims.



Exercises and case studies to help you think about your group and how you can best achieve change.

Lobbying letters


Practical examples to help you communicate with a range of audiences.

Language, terminology and human rights


A look at the language used around issues of gender and poverty, and why switching the debate from needs to rights is important.

If you’ve got a minute…


Practical suggestions about what you and your group can do in a minute, an hour, a morning or a day.

Useful reading
A selection of training packs and lobbying kits to help you achieve change.



Public bodies – meeting equalities obligations


A guide to gender mainstreaming


The theory behind the concept and the business case for adopting it.

How to gender mainstream…...

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