Germany Laws and Policies
The Act on the Equality between Women and Men in the Federal Administration and the Federal Courts (Federal Equality Act) of 2001 obliges all public administration staff, including court staff, and especially those in leadership positions, to promote gender equality in all areas of their work. Furthermore, the Common Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries establish gender mainstreaming as a duty of all staff in federal ministries.
At the regional level, while all Länder have gender-equality laws in place, only some feature gender-equality strategies, and even fewer have developed specific gender-mainstreaming plans. Gender-mainstreaming plans are also implemented at Länder level and may focus on different priorities.