Jämställdhetsintegrering på lokal nivå: Kvalitetssäkring av arbetet med jämställdhetsintegrering i kommuner och landsting, Program för Hållbar Jämställdhet (HåJ)
The Sustainable Gender Equality Program
In 2008 the Programme for Sustainable Gender Equality was set up by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) following a decision made by the Swedish Government to fund an initiative to support the work with gender mainstreaming at local level. The initiative was originally planned for 2007-2010 but was endorsed for two additional periods and with a funding of a total of 25 million Euro in 2008-2013, making it one of Sweden’s largest initiates on gender equality. The programme is part of the National platform for Gender Mainstreaming. The programme specifically target efforts to develop gender mainstreaming in the country’s municipalities and county councils and have over the years funded 88 initiatives on gender mainstreaming. SALAR has developed a comprehensive strategy to coordinate and support the participating local authorities as well as measures to reinforce gender mainstreaming in non-participating organisations. Capacity building and training activities have been a major part of the programme amounting up to 25% of the total budget of the programme.