World Vision Youth Canada

Gender Roles

Integrating gender into programming can be the key to catalyzing transformation in a community. Applying gender equity across the life cycle can break cycles of poverty and deprivation, allowing boys and girls to enjoy life in all its fullness.

Because gender norms are so deeply engrained in communities and often a source of injustice and poverty, failing to understand and address these negative norms can lessen the impact on the well-being of girls and boys.

World Vision supports programming and policy that transforms individuals, relationships, systems and structures toward gender justice for a more equitable world that promotes the dignity and well-being of every man, woman, boy and girl.