Gender mainstreaming: Helping to build a more equal society
Policymakers can now benefit from several new resources published on EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming platform. EIGE has developed a detailed guide to help EU institutions and governmental bodies incorporate a gender perspective into each stage of the policy cycle.
“When designing policies that will affect large groups of people, it is important to bear in mind that they will have a different impact depending on people’s situation. Our gender mainstreaming methods and tools are designed to help policymakers ensure women and men’s diverse needs are made visible and addressed by those legislating in their behalf,” said Barbara Limanowska, EIGE Gender Mainstreaming Programme Coordinator.
EIGE’s four new briefing papers provide detailed explanations of gender mainstreaming methods and tools:
EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming Platform has been designed to help policymakers address the different needs of women and men in their work. From collecting sex-disaggregated data to building political support for gender equality initiatives, EIGE explains what gender mainstreaming is and how it can help build a more equal society. This includes 15 methods and tools which offer clear guidance on how to integrate gender through the content of policies and increase women’s representation in different areas of society.
Explore the methods and tools on EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming Platform.
If you need any more information, please contact Barbara Limanowska, barbara.limanowska @eige.europa.eu
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