ICSC on 'Gender Mainstreaming':
Mainstreaming a gender perspective is the process of
assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including
legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels. It is a
strategy for making women's as well as men's concerns and experiences an
integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres so
that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated.
The ultimate goal is to achieve gender equality.
(International Civil Service
Commission (ICSC) - December 1998)