Why integrate a gender perspective?
The Palme Center is a feminist organisation. All projects run with funds from the Palme Center must promote gender equality and non-discrimination.
Occasionally, this is done directly, i.e. through activities intended to contribute directly to increased equality and reduced discrimination. However, those projects and operations that do not focus directly on gender equality and non-discrimination should, as far as possible, also be designed in such a way as to promote gender equality and combat discrimination. All projects/operations must be gender mainstreamed.
In practice, this means that the operation must be founded on a thoroughly tried and tested gender equality and power analysis that is included in the planning, implementation and follow-up of the operation.
When performing an analysis of this kind, it is useful to think of how different power orders and discrimination bases affect and occasionally amplify one another. An individual power order cannot be understood independently of others. This is usually referred to as intersectionality.