A Gender Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation System, helps in the identification of factors that
affect the lives of women and men; influencing their roles in society and the balance of power in
their relationships. It will therefore point to their differing needs; their structural and biological
constraints; and opportunities; as well as the differential outcomes and the impacts that these
differences contribute to life experiences in specific areas. The examples to be used in
elaborating the guidelines focus on adolescent girls in specific programme areas, namely,
maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS and violence.