5 At the same time it stresses the need to reorganize improve develop and

5 at the same time it stresses the need to reorganize

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(5) At the same time, it stresses the need to (re)organize, improve, develop and evaluate policy processes and thus make it possible to challenge the male bias that characterizes society and the structural character of gender inequality. “mainstreaming is not about joining the polluted stream, but rather finding fresh new streams.” It is absolutely imperative to stress the fact that gender mainstreaming is not focused on women; it is about men, women, children, and society in general. It is essential to take measurement to allow men to feel valued and be able to positively participate in the gender mainstreaming process, which will assure taking responsibility to play a role in gender equality. Leadership and government commitment are major contributing factors to a successful mainstreaming.
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