Step 3. Consult directly with the target groups

It is important to consider consulting directly with target groups. Above all, it is vital to ensure that women’s organisations are consulted and their views taken into account when developing OPs, creating programme intervention proposals and designing projects. Useful consultation questions include the following.

  • What are the group’s lived realities, expectations and needs?
  • Are these different for women and men?
  • Does the planned intervention address the needs of both men and women? Does it take into account their different interests, roles and positions?
  • How can interventions better contribute to meeting women’s and men’s needs?