Latvia Laws and Policies
The gender-equality goal is determined by the Concept Paper on Gender Equality Implementation, which establishes the promotion of an effective, integrated and coordinated approach to gender equality. Gender mainstreaming has been at the centre of each of the policy Action Plans for Implementation of Gender Equality adopted by the government since 2004. The plans focus on different aspects of gender mainstreaming, starting with awareness-raising on the integrated and coordinated implementation of gender-equality issues and the development of sustainable institutional mechanisms, as well as specific training for key actors involved in the administration of EU Structural Funds. The most recent action plan foresees development of support materials (handbooks, training programmes) and research that would provide feedback on the impact of previously implemented activities and guidelines for further policy development.