Gender Analysis and Gender Mainstreaming for agricultural and rural industries

Gender analysis is a socio-economic analysis that uncovers how gender relations affect a development problem. Gender mainstreaming is integrating a gender equality perspective at all stages and levels of policies, programs and projects.

These techniques enable organisations to ensure current and planned work better delivers for all stakeholders, from employees to customers and community.

Gender analysis

Gender analysis assesses a given situation, context or work environment for gender equality issues and develops responses that target gaps between people of different gender identities and address gender inequality. The gender analysis toolkit uses the following eight stages for policy, program and service development (Queensland Government Office for Women):

  • Stage 1: Identifying issues
  • Stage 2: Gathering evidence
  • Stage 3: Identifying and defining outcomes
  • Stage 4: Planning
  • Stage 5: Communication
  • Stage 6: Delivery/implementation
  • Stage 7: Monitoring and review
  • Stage 8: Reporting.

Gender mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming in a project integrates a gender equality perspective at mainly four levels:

  • Project cycle: Gender is mainstreamed into each stage of the project cycle and linked to overall program/organisational objectives.
  • Core team: Each team has mainstreamed gender in all their activities as a team and for individuals’ role and tasks.
  • Implementing partners: Gender is mainstreamed into the activities, processes and systems of implementing partners through capacity building, awareness and advocacy.
  • Programme Coordination: Gender mainstreaming of each project is enabled through a coordinated program of strategic oversight, review, capacity support, lesson learning, monitoring, and liaison with internal and external specialists.

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