Human rights principles to guide a Gender Audit

Faso Aishath Updated by Faso Aishath

You will adapt the Gender Audit process to suit your NHRI’s context and priorities, but the following six overall principles and three ethical guidelines, may help you plan and carry out your Gender Audit.  

These principles are loosely aligned to a human rights approach and, combined with the ethical guidelines, aim to ensure your Gender Audit not only focuses on achieving gender equality, but that it also practices gender equality.   

At the first meeting of your Gender Audit team, you will: 

  • discuss and form a set of principles appropriate for your NHRI to guide your audit.  
  • consider the ethical considerations outlined below.  


Download full exercise sheet: Gender Audit Mod 1 Lesson 2 - Audit principles and ethics.docx

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