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Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: A Toolkit
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Integration of a gender perspective into programming and policy-making – Gender Mainstreaming – has become a key priority of UNDP. Towards this end, 'Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: A Toolkit' integrates a gender perspective into the analysis of work, home, and public life in order to improve policy-making and programming. This publication reflects the work of more than a hundred specialists, who have contributed their expertise to this collection of practical tools and guidelines, examples and illustrations. The toolkit targets public policy and development practitioners with varying levels of experience in this area; it also serves as a useful resource for NGOs and advocacy groups, students, project staff, gender specialists, and consultants.It is primarily designed for those who are not experts in gender issues, but who nonetheless are charged with the day-to-day responsibility of gender mainstreaming.
Part I of this toolkit provides practical guidance for gender mainstreaming in any policy area or sector. The sections included in Part I are:
10 Steps for Mainstreaming Gender into the Policy-making Process
Basic Principles of Gender Equality
Glossary of Terms and Annex of Case Studies
The gender analysis, includes speciﬁc information on gender impact assessment (GIA), which is one common form of gender analysis, as well as related screening and assessment tools to aid the process of gender analysis in policy-making and programming. This guide contains various examples and case studies.
The second part of the manual is a guide to gender analysis, and provides information on strategies that could be useful for that, such as gender impact assessment. The handbook also includes a section with background information on gender equality, specifically designed for those users who are not particularly familiar with the concepts and theories of gender equality policy.