GEE4: Gender Help Desk Function
The Sida Departments of AFRIKA, HUMASIEN and EUROLATIN (hereafter the operational departments) coordinate the development cooperation and humanitarian assistance within the framework of a number of bilateral and regional strategies decided by the Swedish Government. The departments have Gender Advisors who assist the Embassies in mainstreaming gender equality in programmes and projects that Sida supports. They also assist in methods development and provides strategic advice as regards for example results proposals and dialogue.
Sweden considers that gender equality is reached when women and men, girls and boys have equal rights, opportunities and power to shape their lives, contribute to and influence our societies. Women and girls in poverty are highlighted as a priority target group in Swedish cooperation. Any efficient gender equality work must include work with men and boys.