The purpose of the method is to serve as support for clarifying the gender-equality perspective in a specialist area; showing the complexity of what causes shortcomings in gender equality; and facilitating the task of choosing measures and initiatives to combat gender inequality.
Using this method, one can investigate whether the gender pattern is a problem and whether, in such cases, it may be regarded as a gender-equality problem. The method can also be helpful if one wants to choose measures and initiatives to combat a lack of inequality.
The method may be divided into three main phases: survey (1-5), analysis (6-8) and conclusions (9).
- Identify target groups
- Report gender patterns
- Formulate observations
- List causes and consequences
- Discard and/or confirm
- Analyse and describe
- Identify agents and stakeholders
- List possible measure
- Propose measure