Integrating Gender in Research Planning – Applications for Women’s Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment

Thursday, May 2, 2019

TIME: 9:30 -10:30 AM EST

Research can open doors for more gender equitable futures. Gender analysis is built on an understanding of the differences and inequalities in the interrelated lives of women, men, and members of other gender diverse groups, often shaped by unequal power relations and norms that dictate what roles, attitudes and behaviors are considered normal or appropriate.

Join FinEquity to learn practical ways to integrate gender in financial inclusion research using Oxfam’s new guidelines on Integrating Gender in Research Planning. 

Specifically, the webinar will discuss how to:

  • Ensure that the research integrates clear gender analysis. 
  • Review the research design from a gender perspective. 
  • Use a checklist of things to consider and a grading scale to evaluate where the research falls on a gender research rubric, with steps to improve it.
  • Use additional resources to help designing and commissioning research. 


Anam Parvez
Institution: Oxfam GB

Anam is a Gender Justice research lead in the research team at Oxfam GB where she provides intellectual leadership in research and data analysis on gender inequality and women’s empowerment to inform global campaigns and programs. She also advises on the different data, methods and tools for effectively mainstreaming gender in all of Oxfam’s research to deliver research that is gender transformative. In particular, her research focuses on women’s economic empowerment and unpaid care, social norms, ending Violence Against Women and women’s transformative leadership.

Namalie Jayasinghe
Institution: ​Oxfam America
Dr. Namalie Jayasinghe is currently the Gender and Women’s Rights Researcher for Oxfam America, where she contributes to a learning agenda on issues of women’s rights and gender transformative leadership. Namalie recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Gender and Women’s Studies Research Center at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, where she conducted an analysis on the discourses of violence against women in Sri Lanka and Turkey. She completed her doctoral degree at the School of International Service at American University, studying the gendered impact of natural disasters in Sri Lanka.