Gender mainstreaming: gender analysis

Gender analysis

Gender analysis provides the necessary data and information to integrate a gender perspective into policies, programmes and projects. As a starting point for gender mainstreaming, gender analysis identifies the differences between and among women and men in terms of their relative position in society and the distribution of resources, opportunities, constraints and power in a given context.

In this way, conducting a gender analysis allows for the development of interventions that address gender inequalities and meet the different needs of women and men.