GICC Principles

As a key part of its mission, UN Women and the GICC created the Gender Innovation Principles, a set of standards that offer organizations the guidance they need to adopt a gender responsive approach to innovation within their company. The GICC Gender Innovation Principles are a guide to help you fulfill the ultimate mission of promoting and championing more women and girls. The Principles aim to steer your organization both internally, in its innovation process, and externally, in establishing ways to support women and girls.


 
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MAKE A HIGH-LEVEL CORPORATE COMMITMENT TO ADOPT A GENDER RESPONSIVE APPROACH TO INNOVATION

  • Review existing gender equality practices as it relates to innovation and consider how women can be better integrated in the innovation process

  • Commit to including women as innovators, stakeholders and end users throughout each of the five key innovation phases

 

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dESIGN INNOVATIONS THAT INCLUDE WOMEN AS END USERS

  • Include women in the idea generation process and make sure women are well represented on any mission control governance panels

  • Include women users in the process such as research, development, implementation and review

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ADOPT AN ADAPTIVE APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTATION TO ENSURE INNOVATIONS ARE GENDER RESPONSIVE AND MEET THE NEEDS OF WOMEN

  • Enroll women as end users of the innovation to ensure innovations are adapted as needed and obtain feedback

  • Ensure innovations developed are adapted to local contexts, accounting for the diverse needs of women


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EVALUATE THE GENDER RESPONSIVE IMPACT USING A DATA DRIVEN APPROACH

  • Develop a measure that considers the impact on women and focus on outcomes rather than outputs

  • Cultivate innovations that can be measured at milestones

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SCALE INNOVATIONS THAT PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

  • Assess innovation from the design phase for scalability

  • Include women as developers and/or partners of the innovation


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