Gender mainstreaming means making sure that gender is built into the processes and outputs of an organisation. It is an approach which integrates gender considerations into all facets of work.
Mainstreaming involves ensuring that a gender perspective, and the aim of gender equality, is central to all activities whether policy development, research, advocacy, legislation, resource allocation, and planning, implementation and monitoring of programmes and projects. Gender mainstreaming integrates a gendered awareness into each aspect of work, rather than considering gender separately.
The public sector equality duty requires public authorities to report how they have mainstreamed the equality duty into all of their functions. This means describing how gender equality is taken into account in the day-to-day working of a public body.
We have produced guidance for public sector employers on the public sector equality duty which includes specific information on gender mainstreaming.
Gender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequality This paper presents research into the link between gender equality and economic benefit.
Public sector equality duty: Guidance for reporting on gender and employment This guidance provides information to help Scottish public authorities meet the public sector equality duty as it relates to gender and employment.
Response to STEM education and training strategy consultation Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the STEM education and training strategy.
Response to the social security consultation Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the future of social security.