A broad gender perspective is an essential aspect of Argentina’s development agenda. The distributional effects of public policies vary depending on gender, as do other policy impacts. Mainstreaming the gender perspective in public policies produces a significant improvement in the lives of all people, not just women and diversities.
Creating and strengthening institutional capacities is a fundamental part of this process. In recent years, gender areas or teams have emerged and flourished at different levels of government. These have an unprecedented opportunity to create public policy to reduce or combat gender inequalities and injustices, which our democracy is in dire need of.
What does this mean in practice? It is often thought that there are no inequalities inherent in policy design and planning, but any activity is susceptible to bias. The gender perspective allows us to shed light on existing inequalities and develop proposals to reduce them.
We work to strengthen gender mainstreaming in public policy. How? We produce both quantitative and qualitative evidence for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of public policies with a gender perspective. We seek to strengthen feminist capacities within the state.
Without a gender perspective, there can be no true development for Argentina.