The goal of gender mainstreaming is to ensure that the policies or activities that do not directly aim to reduce gender inequality in society take into account the interests, needs and social status of both sexes.
Gender mainstreaming is a principle that means systematically taking into account the impact of all policies, programmes and actions on women and men in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation stages of these policies, programmes and actions.
The implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy also ensures that people of one gender are not disadvantaged either in terms of access to services or division of resources. Gender mainstreaming means that all proposals and decisions must be considered from the perspective of gender in order to identify the possible consequences of decisions on the quality of life of men and women, and to design policies in such a manner that they benefit both men and women equally. Following this principle is particularly important in education, labour, health, social and economic policies.
If you feel that you’ve been treated unequally, please contact the Equality Commissioner by e-mail at email@example.com or telephone +372 626 9059. The anonymity of the person is guaranteed when contacting the Commissioner.