Glossary Term

Gender mainstreaming

The process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies, and programs, in all areas and at all levels. It is a way to make women’s as well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic, and societal spheres so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated. Gender mainstreaming is an approach to achieving gender equality.