Gender mainstreaming has been embraced internationally as a strategy towards realising gender equality. It involves the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, with a view to promoting equality between women and men.
Gender mainstreaming ensures that policy-making and legislative work is of higher quality and has a greater relevance for society, because it makes policies respond more effectively to the needs of all citizens – women and men, girls and boys.
Linnaeus University's gender mainstreaming plan
During the period 2016-2019, all public-sector universities have received a special task from the government to draw up a plan for their work on gender mainstreaming. The aim is for the business to help achieve the gender equality policy goal that women and men should have the same power to shape society and their own lives.
Linnaeus University's gender mainstreaming plan addresses ten problem areas, such as career paths within the academy, gender-based study choices, and lack of knowledge about gender, gender equality and norm-critical perspectives.
The plan has an intersectional approach, which means that the plan takes into account how gender interacts with different grounds for discrimination and factors such as class backgrounds to access different layers of power structures.