Promoting Gender Equality is one of Trocaire’s organizational and program priorities. A gender audit highlighted that gender mainstreaming was an area where staff and management required additional training, guidance, and practical tools. The audit found that concepts and terminology around mainstreaming were often perceived as academic and confusing. Additionally, staff felt that while they understood what mainstreaming meant in theory, they were less clear about how to mainstream gender in practice.
This resource pack may be used by other organizations to guide their gender equality priorities. The pack aims to:
- Clarify terminology associated with gender mainstreaming;
- Unpack what mainstreaming means in practice; and
- Highlight the essentials of mainstreaming in programming.