Gender Mainstreaming

When we want to contribute to the improvement of the life conditions of disadvantaged people, we must deal, on the one hand, with the creation of beneficial structures. On the other hand, it is also important to keep in mind that we are dealing with individuals, with women and men who experience advantages and disadvantages in dissimilar ways. Due to their different realities, men and women oftentimes act and participate differently, and have different degrees of access to the available resources.

For this reason, gender differentiation constitutes an important criterion for analysis and planning in all of our proposals: How are women and men involved in the project? Whom exactly do the planned measures benefit? Are the methods proposed such that they can be adequately applied by both genders? When and where do the measures take place? Can those people who have family responsibilities become actively involved? In this process, we are aware of the fact that the focus on “men” and “women” is an attribution and, as such, it cannot fully capture the complex and different manifestations of “gender” to the fullest.

We are oriented in accordance with the Gender Mainstreaming strategy, so that our measures contribute to overcoming the structural and individual disadvantages of men and women.