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Rapid Gender Analysis Report (CARE), 18 June 2016

Subject/Objective: 
Background: Drought, worsened by the effects of El-Nino is having a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of Ethiopians, and according to the Government and the inter-agency mid-Meher and Meher seasonal assessments, the number of people that will require food assistance in 2016 increased from 8.2 million in October 2015 to 10.2 million in December 2015, making Ethiopia home to the largest acutely food insecure population in the world. Recognizing that crisis can further exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and gender norms, CARE Ethiopia sought to better understand the gender dynamics at the household and community level in order to improve the design of its interventions and build on the strengths and capacities of drought affected households. To help achieve this aim, CARE developed a bespoke participatory Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) approach, allowing for a diverse group of staff to collect information quickly from a sample of affected communities in zones of East Hararghe, West Hararghe, South Gondar and Afar. The RGA focused on the existence and impact of any changing gender dynamics in drought affected households and communities.
Methodology: 
- Focus group discussions with picture codes - Transect walk / Resource mapping
Key findings: 
Four separate RGA reports – one per area in which the RGA was conducted - East Hararghe, West Hararghe, South Gonder zones and Afar Region are produced. The report includes secondary data describing the context of each area. Changes in the livelihood of the community because of the drought, vulnerability, coping mechanism, GBV and social norms and practices, availability, access to and control over the resources at the household and community level is extracted from primary data.
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Mar 2016
Frequency: 
Other
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Community
Collection Method(s): 
Focus group discussion
Mixed
Other
Population Type(s): 
Women
Men
Boys
Girls
Other
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
CARE International
Location(s): 
Afar
South Gonder
East Harerge
West Harerge
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2019