gender equality competence



Gender equality competence refers to the skills, attributes and behaviours that people need in order to mainstream gender concerns effectively into policies and plans and help build gender equality. It implies theoretical and practical knowledge of the various tools that can be used for this process. It requires recognition of the fact that no political or organisational action is gender-neutral and that women and men are affected by policies in different ways.


European Institute for Gender Equality – EIGE (2014). Effective Gender Equality Training: Analysing the Preconditions and Success Factors. Available at:

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