Addressing gender throughout your portfolio and organisation: Mainstreaming. One foundation sought to integrate a gender approach throughout several of its programmes in one country: environment, women, housing, child abuse, and human rights. Joint staff visits were made to understand the context from these differing perspectives, a process that resulted in a joint strategy and budget for a new cross-programme initiative applying a gender lens to all of the programme focus areas. To take one example, in the area of housing, staff members identified women’s key concerns and challenges, explored how to build a women’s movement to address housing issues, and worked to ensure that government-sponsored housing schemes were accessible to women. Working in this way ensured that all of the foundation’s programmes were benefiting women and girls.
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