Tools: Gendered / Sexual Division of Labor



Daily Time Use

Looks at what tasks and leisure time comprise men’s and women’s days (agency); and how gendered activities are valued, respected or awarded through income; the exercise can uncover gendered norms and attitudes about men’s/women’s work (structures).

Gender Equality Attitudes-Values Clarification

Gauges men’s (or women’s) attitudes about gender equality (agency). It can also then be used to understand the broader values and norms that drive attitudes (structures), as well as give a sense of the dynamics surrounding gender relations.

Seasonal Calendar

Examines how seasonal environmental changes (structures: rainfall, disease) affect people’s activity planning or strategies by gender (agency), and how relations within communities or networks may support or exploit households in lean periods.

Dependency Mapping

Charts how different groups within a society depend on and influence one another (relations) based on diverse activities/skills (agency).

Conflict Role-Playing

Looks into the relational dynamics surrounding a conflict, and the strategies women or men engage (agency) to work through conflict.

Network Analysis

Explores the structures that define and guide kinship or livelihood networks in specific contexts. Further, it seeks to understand the key relational dynamics of support, constraint and obligation associated within networks.

Norms and Values Evolution

Questions how norms/values (structures) within a community have changed: what men and women / boys and girls have achieved (agency), how relationships and support systems have shifted, and their affect on a group's choices and opportunities (structures).