Tool and a process based on a participatory methodology. It seeks to promote organisational learning at the individual, work unit and organisational levels on the subject of how to practically and effectively mainstream gender.

See also: gender audit

Additional notes and information

The concept and practice of participatory gender audits was coined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2001. It was initially developed to fulfil the internal ILO Gender Mainstreaming Policy. A manual has been made available to disseminate the practice.


International Labour Organization – ILO. ILO Participatory Gender Audit: A Tool For Change. Available at:…