Gender Justice Policy

 “People, We created you all from a single man and a single woman, and made you into races and tribes so that you should recognise one another…” (Qur’an 49:13)

Author: Iman Sandra Pertek
Country: International
Category: Gender Justice, Gender, Faith Perspectives

This document focuses on the central components of IR’s Gender Justice Policy, and it will inform other policy briefing papers on gender-based violence and other related topics. The policy outlines the broad statements that show the organisation’s commitment to taking gender justice into account in all our humanitarian, development and advocacy work as well as in our internal processes and procedures, remembering that this policy is based on Islamic framework. This also sets out clear commitments that seek to institutionalise gender justice analysis in organisational practices and supports the current global strategy and standards of accountability.

One of IR’s roles is as a duty bearer. We have a moral and organisational obligation to ensure that our programmes reach out to women, girls, men and boys equitably, according to their needs, interests, aspirations, vulnerabilities, and capacities. IR also has a responsibility to address the root causes of the denial of equal and equitable rights to females across the world. Meeting this responsibility is at the core of IR’s values, particularly the promotion of social justice (‘adl). Gender justice, justice between females and males, is an intrinsic part of this.

Standing up for Gender Justice is an active choice for IR because of its centrality to upholding human dignity, which is at the heart of everything we do. We chose the term gender justice because it encapsulates both equity and equality (see Definitions). 

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