Equal Representation & Participation Award
The draft Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill states "All entities must, within their ambit of responsibilities develop measures to achieve at least 50% representation and meaningful participation of women in decision-making structures".
This award recognises government departments that have developed strategies or have already implemented measures for the progressive realisation of a greater representation and meaningful participation of women in decision-making structures, which must include—
(a) setting targets for such representation and participation;
(b) building women’s capacity to participate;
(c) enhancing the understanding and attitudes of men to accept the capabilities and participation of women as their equals; and
(d) developing support mechanisms for women.
|Category of Award||Aspects Adjudicated Upon||Weighting||What Information Needs to be Furnished||Criteria being applied in measurement|
|Diversity & Transformation Award||Design and Innovation||30||Detailed Overview of the Programme||Design, Innovation, detail and planning of the programme|
|Management||10||How the programme is/was managed||People involved / Frequency of meetings / Monitoring of implementation / Systems Utilised|
|Communication||10||How the programme was communicated||To Whom / Medium / Frequency / Format|
|Return on Investment / Business (Economic) Impact||40||Impact of the programme||Contribution to sustainability / profitability/ROI|
|Gender Targets (Broad Base)||10||Who the beneficiaries were||Number of women/percentage of staff/targets achieved|