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From Gender Learning to Enlightening organisations: Balancing Costs & Benefits of Gender Equity at Work

What is gender enlightening?

Gender Enlightening is the practical period for organizations to self-study, self-correct, self-balance, & self-transform their entire organizations'Gender-based Risk, Conflict, Change, Crisis Management (RCCC) through 4P - Problem Solving - Procedure Improving - People Engaging - Policy Consistency


Why Gender Enlightening?

Gender Enlightening cuts the cost of spinning the circle in understanding Gender Equity. It promotes cost-effective solutions that embed inclusive behaviors in organizational systems and processes. And it can help organizations make a quantum leap toward true diversity.



"Three copies, seven versions" comic explains the challenges Standard Makers, Interpreters &  Appliers have been facing in seeking cohesion in Gender Equality from policies to practices.

Gender Enlightening simplifies & aligns standards, processes & systems to embed Gender Equity in business bottom line decisions.


Leading the Curve

A number of dedicated professionals are unsure they are below, in par, or above the Learning Curve in Gender Equity at work.

Gender Enlightening organizations enable individuals to leverage & lead the learning curve.

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Enlightened inside out

Many believe that companies only practice Gender Diversity due to the pressure from outside (the external light going through the lamp in the comic).

However, Gender Enlightening organisations make their own lighting inside out with aligned mindsets & decisions that balance Gender Equity & business bottom lines.

Gender Enlightening tools

Gender Enlightening tools enable relevant partners in an organisation to buy in & act consistently until the transformation is complete. They are developed to be user-centric & cohesive at best


Learning Platform 

All manpower in an organization should be on the same page about Gender Enlightening & how to get there.

Organisational Learning Platform allows all manpower to get 24/7 access to a ready-made & customized knowledge platform with real-time progress tracking suites (upon request)


Design Thinking
​Training Materials

All training materials have interpreted accurately yet inspiringly Gender Enlightenting knowledge into comics & infographics.

This feature motivates all manpower, especially low-level staff, to get full & easy access to Gender Enlightening knowledge at the same level with higher-ups


​Mainstreamed Strategy on Business Canvas

Goal Consensus on Business Model Canvas is a great tool to mainstream all relevant ideas, proposals, & initiatives on Gender Enlightening into a Business Model. 

This tool allows decision-makers to easily calculate, balance & agree on the costs & the benefits of Gender Enlightening initiatives & their impacts on Business Strategies

RespectVN & Care International collaborate in

Addressing GBV & sexual harassment in the relationship with other unfair labor practices (ASHW+) 

Respect Vietnam has been pioneering in addressing unfair labor practices, including Gender-based violence (GBV) & sexual harassment. Our unique approach is to addressing GBV & sexual harassment in the relationship with other unfair labor practices (ASHW+).

In an unfair working environment where abuse of authority is tolerated, GBV & sexual harassment become "untouchable" areas for victims who are given no autonomy to say no or to report misconducts.

Conquering GBV as unfair labor practices via individual & organizational behavior management is a sustainable approach that any gender-enlightening & people-centric organizations seek to grow in the long run. 

In 2017 WE@WORK was recognised by Global Fund for Women to become "An integrated and sustainable accountability system to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in garment factories in Vietnam, in particular sexual harassment and sexual violence." A grant of USD 500,000 was awarded to Respect Vietnam and its counterpart to implement WE@WORK to achieve the following Three Outcomes:

1. Improved access to labour rights and protections of women factory workers in 15 garment factories, through introduction of GBV prevention and response into Respect Vietnam's Integrated Conflict Management and Workplace Efficiency Model (WE@WORK);

2. Strengthened capacity and voice of women leaders in the WE@WORK package; and

3. Strengthened regulatory environment and improved protections for workers against GBV in the workplace, through advocacy. 

Recent Report on Gender-Enlightening Organisations

From March to September 2019, 225 employees & managers of all genders participated in online platform's comic-based surveys about their perceptions of gender-enlightening Organisations in Vietnam 

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Publication: Smashing Gender Stigma Ceiling

RespectVn shares insights about Gender Stigma and how to smash the ceiling 

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Animated clips for accesible trainings

Animated video clips make Gender Enlightening Knowledge more accessible at work

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RespectVN & Actionaid collaborates in 

Creating a unique, victim-centered & participatory digital learning campaign to drive mindset & behaviour changes for leaders & employees in international NGOs & businesses

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#Metoo Behavior analysis 

How the first #metoo in Vietnam triggers the need for behavior management at work


Linda Parker

No matter how long social stigma is challenged in public, the fight for equality inside each woman's mind needs to continue. Women in Asia need to be given better autonomy for this fight.

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Ha Dang

I believe that in order to challenge conventional wisdom about gender inequality, we have to go deeper than how the phenomenon of gender inequality looks. That is why we build, test & localize new models until they work for real & meaningful changes

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Nienke Trooster

As women, don't let fear lead us. It is not easy but when we win our own fear, we could be able to figure out how much we love ourselves and the reason why we work everyday for justice & equality.

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