Gender Mainstreaming in Practice : Step-by-step Guide for Gender Impact Assessment

This Step-by-Step Guide for Gender Impact Assessment (hereinafter referred to as GIA) is the core tool for implementing a gender mainstreaming strategy. Whilst gender mainstreaming is a strategy aimed at achieving the goal of gender equality, the GIA is a tool that safeguards and promotes gender equality by intervening and redirecting policies, activities, programmes and projects with the intention of analysing and addressing the diverse factors of gender discrimination and exclusion. Furthermore this tool aims at promoting a system of accountability and effectiveness by means of assessing the impact on gender throughout the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of any legislation, policy, activity, programme or project.