Study on gender training in the European Union mapping, research and stakeholders' engagement (2012–13). Slovakia.
The national strategy for gender equality 2009–13 aims to eliminate direct discrimination and promote gender equality in Slovakia. The national action plan for gender equality 2010–13 outlines the activities to be implemented under four specific areas of intervention: economic and social policy; family policy; political participation and representation; and research, education, media and culture. The strategy makes explicit reference to gender mainstreaming and training, recognising that gender training is vital to achieving effective implementation of gender mainstreaming. The national strategy identifies the key role that regional and local government play in the promotion of gender equality. As such, these authorities are responsible for developing regional gender policies, which take into account the differential impact of policies and resource allocations on women and men. Policy commitments to gender training also exist at local level.