EIGE’s methods and tools
One of the main difficulties in implementing gender mainstreaming is that it often remains a very abstract concept. It is not enough to simply state that gender mainstreaming needs to be implemented; persons responsible for gender mainstreaming require specific instructions about what exactly is meant by this and what they are expected to do. Gender mainstreaming methods and tools can be of vital assistance as they offer clear guidance on how to implement gender mainstreaming in practical terms. They support a systematic implementation of gender mainstreaming in a particular field of activity or sector. The aim of using gender mainstreaming methods and tools is to shape an organisation’s processes and operational workflows in such a way that the results and effects of the organisation’s work better meet gender equality objectives.