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Mains actors' roles in implementing gender mainstreaming: a case of Germany

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Frame of Image will as recently in Germany where the national level is not implementing while communities and the State of Berlin do. The coordinating unit shall be the national machinery of the advancement of women. To «mainstream» this enhanced approach for gender equality it is fundamental that all actors are working together with the methodology and clear objectives are defined. The «change agents» need space for new ways, dialogue with experts as well guidance in a coherent, objective focused process. As participation is one key element women’s rights NGOs can help to establish participation. They have an initiating, monitoring and consultative role as well as independent experts and academics. An effective and focused process needs a stakeholder management. Key words : gender mainstreaming, Germany, gender equality policy
A step of 5 years foward and five years to delete all efforts : The national level
The first actors of the implementation are due to the federal constitution of Germany and due to their responsibilities to implement basic law, regional and international law and human rights treaty bodies the Governments of the municipalities, the Laender and the national level. After the legal background has been defined and ratified between 1995 (The Platform for Action of the Beijing) and the EU Directive on Gender Mainstreaming (1997) and the Amsterd a m Treaty (1999) and the document of the Beijing+5 review process (2000) which mentioned Gender Budgeting very preciselythe German


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Title Mains actors' roles in implementing gender mainstreaming: a case of Germany
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Author(English)

Boker, Marion

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[Seoul]:KWDI

Date 2010
Journal Title; Vol./Issue GSPR:2010 Vol.3
Pages 16
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Abstract

Gender Mainstreaming and Budgeting is the legal obligation of Governments due to international
law. The EU made it part of its «acquis communautaire». Most states are regularly
evaluated by the CEDAW reporting mechanism. The Bejing+15 review shows: Governments
extend of implementation is very different. Too often it lacks political will as recently in Germany
where the national level is not implementing while communities and the State of Berlin
do. The coordinating unit shall be the national machinery of the advancement of women. To
«mainstream» this enhanced approach for gender equality it is fundamental that all actors are
working together with the methodology and clear objectives are defined. The «change agents»
need space for new ways, dialogue with experts as well guidance in a coherent, objective focused
process. As participation is one key element women’s rights NGOs can help to establish
participation. They have an initiating, monitoring and consultative role as well as independent
experts and academics. An effective and focused process needs a stakeholder management.

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