A Policy Roadmap for Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis (CRGBA)

Mar 28, 2023
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NWAC’s executive policy team continues to expand the collection of resources on culturally relevant gender-based analysis (CRGBA) to foster empowerment and agency for Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse+ (WG2STGD+) People and their communities. Our ongoing work on CRGBA has culminated in the publication of Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis: A Roadmap for Policy Development. This resource was developed with the generous feedback provided by Indigenous advocates, community members, policy experts, and researchers through three sharing circles conducted in the spring of 2022.

The policy roadmap is an accessible and practical guide to applying the CRGBA framework across policy areas. Some resources featured in the roadmap include case studies and activities designed to facilitate critical reflection.

Originally developed in 2007, the CRGBA framework is at the heart of NWAC’s work and establishes an approach that is built on a foundation that includes Indigenous WG2STGD+ People from all walks of life. The guiding concepts of the framework are intersectional, trauma-informed, Indigenous-focused and -led, and distinctions-based to ensure the respectful representation of the individuals and communities that NWAC supports.

The team plans to publish more CRGBA resources to help key stakeholders employ CRGBA in their work, which is continually evolving to include new information and best practices. As we approach a new fiscal year, NWAC looks forward to upholding our commitments to self-determination and sovereignty for all Indigenous WG2STGD+ People and Nations across Turtle Island and Inuit Nunangat.