Gender analysis

Gender inequality is a major barrier to women and girls participating fully in our society and economy, so we've designed this information to help you better identify gender inequality and learn how to resolve it.

This practical, step-by-step guide aims to help achieve gender equality in your lives and workplaces. It will assist you to understand gender issues and incorporate gender perspectives into your work.

While this information promotes diversity and inclusion generally, its focus is gender—particularly women and men. It also gives priority to areas where women face historical and social disadvantage compared with men and covers the challenges faced by particular groups within a gender, such as older women and women with a disability.

Although the focus of this information mainly relates to female and male genders, it's also useful for assessing impacts and issues for all genders, including transgender, bi-gender and genderless people.

What is gender analysis?

Learn about gender analysis and why it is necessary.

Key concepts and terms

When conducting gender analysis, it is important to clearly understand certain concepts and terms.

Essentials checklist

A checklist of the key elements for developing gender-aware policy, programs and services.


Learn about the processes involved in performing gender analysis to help inform and enhance your existing policy, program or service development cycle.

Case study

Read a hypothetical case study to understand how gender analysis can be applied.

Gender analysis resources and tools

Access useful resources and tools about gender analysis including the Gender analysis toolkit, Gender equality action plan, as well as links to workshops, manuals and statistics.