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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

INFORMATION GUIDE FOR SENSITIZATION ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING

What is gender mainstreaming?

 

Gender mainstreaming is the process of assessing the implications for women and men, of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in any area and at all levels. It is a strategy for making the concerns and experiences of women as well as of men an integral part of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres, so that women and men benefit equally, and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate aiml of gender mainstreaming is to achieve gender equality.

(United Nations Economic and Social Council, 1997.)

 

What is the goal of gender mainstreaming?

 

The goal of mainstreaming gender is the transformation of unequal social and institutional structures into equal and just structures for both men and women.

 

What activities and interventions entail gender mainstreaming?

 

Gender mainstreaming includes specific activities and affirmative action, whenever women or men are in a particularly disadvantageous position. Gender-specific interventions can target women exclusively, men and women together, or only men, to enable them to participate in and benefit equally from development efforts.

 

How do you ensure gender mainstreaming at the workplace?

 

  1. By adopting gender responsive employment policies, strategies and programmes;
  2. By strengthening gender mainstreaming capacity;
  3. By sharing knowledge on gender and employment;
  4. By improving gender monitoring, management and evaluation;
  5. By creating a more enabling environment for gender mainstreaming according to Human

Resources (HR) rules;

  1. By promoting a gender sensitive workplace environment.

 

COMPLAINTS, COMPLIMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO:

 

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

P.O. BOX 30197 – 00100 GPO, NAIROBI

TEL. 318262 (EXT. 28273)  EMAIL: regadmin@uonbi.ac.ke

 

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