Gender Mainstreaming

The overall objective of mainstreaming gender is to have a gender sensitive focus that provides a signal that helps to measure gender-related changes in the society, politics, economic participation etc. Gender mainstreaming is about using participatory approaches. The initial step is to have a basic understanding of what gender mainstreaming is “It is ensuring that strategies and actions for ending discrimination at all levels and stages of the project cycle; taking into consideration men and women’s needs, desires, ambitions when decisions are made and resources are allocated”.