V. Checklist for the Conception of New Projects and the Further Development of Existing Projects and Activities

The following checklist serves as a planning aid for the realization of the designated criteria.

A. Project Context
1) Are the needs and concerns of the women within the context of the project known, and do I have sufficient gender-specific information at my disposal to plan the measures to be taken?
2) How is the status of women affected by household and familial structures, gender-specific division of labour, decision-making authority, and gender-specific access to land, means of production, and property?
3) Which societal and economic operations have gender-specific consequences, and what sort of changes are necessary to bring them into line with the needs and concerns of women?

B. Project Partners
4) Which aims are pursued by institutions which champion women's concerns, as well by organizations that could be of interest for the conception of this project?
5) Are the partner organizations interested in integrating women in project activities, and how do they stand on promotion of women?
6) Can the cooperation with new partner organizations, which are active in the advancement of the status of women, be successful?

C. Project Conception and Measures
7) Does the project directly or indirectly improve the political, economic, or social status of women? 8) Do women benefit directly or indirectly from the activities of the project, and are they drawn into the measures prescribed by the project?
9) Do project activities strengthen the organizational skills and the political influence of women?
10) If socio-cultural barriers impede the access of women to programs, should perhaps compensatory measures be applied?
11) Are the objectives, measures, and indicators formulated in such a way, that the participation of women is explicitly demanded?
12) In which role do women take part in the planning and implementation of measures?
13) Which measures in women-specific projects are also suited for targeting at men, to heighten their awareness for women's concerns?
14) When studies are allocated, is attention paid to the gender-specific aspects?
15) Are women experts with knowledge on gender relations part of the research team?
16) Do activities take place at such times, that women are not prevented from participating?
17) Should child-care be made available, so that women can take part in activities?
18) Are women sufficiently considered as participants for incoming programs? Which women-relevant aspects and issues are of interest when developing the itinerary for incoming programs?

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