Handlingsplanen for det tværministerielle Kønsmainstreaming projekt – den nye ligestillingsstrategi 2002-2006
Action plan for the inter-ministerial gender mainstreaming project 2002-2006
Aims and objectives
The first inter-ministerial gender mainstreaming project started in March 2001 based on the idea that the work on gender mainstreaming called for an integration of the gender and gender equality perspective into the core tasks of the ministries but at the same time acknowledging that this required a new view on ‘routine tasks’. Thus, the overall objective of the first gender mainstreaming strategy was to promote gender equality between women and men by incorporating the gender and gender equality perspective in every aspect of state policy, planning and management.
Results and impact
The official external evaluation of the gender mainstreaming action plan for 2002-2006 concluded that more efforts were needed as gender mainstreaming still failed to be considered an integrated part of ministerial policies and practices.
The Ministry of Gender Equality
With the gender mainstreaming action plan for 2002-2006 an inter-ministerial steering committee was appointed as the overall responsible for the gender mainstreaming project. The members of this committee were executives from all ministries. Each year, the steering committee was to prepare an overview of how the individual ministries perceived the challenges to gender equality work and the gender mainstreaming strategy vis-à-vis the ministry’s core tasks and the committee should prepare an overview of areas where the project could advantageously launch inter-ministerial, joint activities.