Organizational Policy

Policy on Gender Equality


The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is committed to ensuring that all human beings are considered equal and treated equally in terms of their rights, obligations and opportunities.

The Center recognizes that gender roles are neither static nor universal. APHRC has to address gender discrimination within the organization itself by fostering an organizational culture that promotes the equitable participation and distribution of power, access to and control over resources and equitable number of women and men at various levels within the organization.

The Center commits to:

  • Promote gender equality as an explicit human right;
  • Avoid programs and partnerships that do not promote gender equality;
  • Ensure the equitable and meaningful participation of both male and female staff in decision making processes; and
  • Create an enabling environment for gender equality to thrive in our internal organizational culture.