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.
Close the Gap submission to the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy The problems associated with the gig economy, insecure work and bogus self-employment have a significant impact on women.
CtG submission to the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee on the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill Taking steps to address women’s under-representation on public boards is a necessary action towards closing the gender pay gap, and tackling women’s economic inequality.
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 consultation on the Equally Safe draft delivery plan Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Equally Safe draft delivery plan.
Response to the social security consultation Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the future of social security.
Submission to Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee inquiry on Scotland’s Economic Performance: trends, challenges and future developments CLose the Gap's response to the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee's call for evidence on trends, challenges and future developments around Scotland’s economy.