Making Places Work for Women: Gender and Systems Change. A Discussion Paper by The Point People and Giselle Cory – October 2018 (pdf)

 

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Making Places Work for
Women: Gender and
Systems Change.
A Discussion Paper by The Point
People and Giselle Cory
October 2018

 

Contents
Introduction
Executive Summary
Our aims and approach
Chapter 1: The case for change
Chapter 2: What’s getting in the way?
A limited understanding of ‘systems change’ and what it
looks like in practice
Data is often gender blind and service focused
Commissioning doesn’t work with the grain of
women’s lives
Mental health services aren’t sufficiently engaged in
supporting women
The voluntary sector plays a key role but it is vulnerable
The need for gender-influenced ‘systems leadership’ is
not recognised
There are significant cultural factors that are getting in
the way of change
Chapter 3: Five principles for systems change: making
the difference for women experiencing multiple
disadvantage
1: Build a shared understanding of the population of
women experiencing multiple disadvantage
2: Outcomes are attached to the system and defined by
and with women, not for them
3: Services that work together, not just alongside
one another
4: Visible leadership at all levels of the system
5: Look below the surface to address
unconscious dynamics
Chapter 4: Where next for this work?
Recommendations for Trusts and Foundations
Recommendations for commissioners and
local authorities
Recommendations for central government
Conclusion