Gender-based analysis is an evidence-based, analytical tool that identifies how gender differences may impact outcomes of decisions and initiatives for diverse groups of women, men, girls, boys, and self-identified gender groups.
To ensure intended and equitable outcomes for all New Brunswickers, consideration must be given to their different realities. We must also consider how these differences impact outcomes and work to redress issues that create inequalities.
GBA enhances inclusiveness in decision-making to ensure that women's and men's diverse perspectives and needs are better represented. By using GBA, you can help ensure decisions and initiatives are responsive to the needs of all concerned resulting in intended and equitable results.
- enhances decision-making by taking the different realities of women and men into account.
- recognizes that not all men and women are the same;
- recognizes that equal opportunity does not necessarily mean equal results;
- challenges assumptions, an essential component to sound decision-making;
- more accurately measure impacts and outcomes based on women's and men's differing needs, roles, life experiences, economic and social circumstances, as well as the nature of relationships between men and women; and
- helps develop more equitable, inclusive options when biases or inequities are identified.
Below are resources to help you use gender-based analysis in your work: