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Conceptual links to institutional machineries
Kathleen Staudt

40 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS 2 Gender mainstreaming: conceptual links to institutional machineries kathleen staudt We enter the new millennium with a quarter-century of experience in reflection and practice about women and subsequently gender in development. This experience builds on the voices of many diverse people who share stakes in and support a broad definition of development, used here to mean the enhancement of human capacity in a world that sustains, rather than undermines, its natural resources.1 Such enhancement can hardly occur in a world lacking good

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Jurgette Honculada
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Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo

GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN THE PHILIPPINES 131 6 The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, the women’s movement and gender mainstreaming in the Philippines1 jurgette honculada 2 and rosalinda pineda ofreneo 3 Introduction The Philippine experience shows that a vibrant women’s movement plays a critical role vis-à-vis a national women’s machinery — lobbying for its creation, providing leadership and direction, pioneering new initiatives such as gender training that are key components of gender mainstreaming, and serving as a gadfly when government fails

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
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The role of national machineries, as a way to promote the status of women, acquired international relevance during the World Conference on the International Women's Year, in Mexico City in 1975. This book reflects Division for the Advancement of Women's (DAW) long-standing interest in the area of national machineries, bringing together the experiences, research and insights of experts. The first part of the book sets out the major issues facing national machineries at the conceptual level. It reflects upon five aspects of democratization: devolution or decentralization; the role of political parties; monitoring and auditing systems; and the importance of increasing the presence of women within institutions of the state and government. The second part is a comparative analysis and sets out the major issues facing national machineries at the political level. A combination of factors, including civil society, state bodies and political actors, need to come together for national machineries to function effectively in the interest of gender equality. Next comes the 'lessons learned' by national machineries in mainstreaming gender. National machineries should have an achievable agenda, an important part of which must be 'a re-definition of gender issues. The third part contains case studies that build upon the specific experiences of national machineries in different countries. The successful experience of Nordic countries in gender mainstreaming is also discussed.

European Union re-imagined

Dominant visions have tended towards imagining Europe as an object - an entity of one sort or another. This book explores the different spaces of Europe/European Union (EU). The first part of the book presents research critically examining actor practices within familiar spaces of action - the European Parliament and the European Commission. It makes the case for the salience of research which distinguishes between spaces of 'frontstage' and 'backstage' politics and shows the interactions between the two. One cannot understand how EU gender mainstreaming policy really works unless one engages with the processes and actors involved. The second part presents research showing how, through their political work, a range of individuals and groups have sought to reconcile Europe with social representations of their industry or their nation to bring about change. It presents a case study of impact assessment of flatfish stocks in the North Sea, and contributes to the cross-fertilisation of Science and Technology Studies with a political sociology of the EU. The book shows how actors are pursuing regional interests, and the work they do in referencing Europe promotes agendas in the 'home' contexts of Scotland and canton Zurich. The final part of the book explores practices of EU government which either have been under-explored hitherto or are newly emerging. These are the knowledge work of a European consultant; measurement work to define and create a European education policy space; collective private action to give social meaning to sustainable Europe.

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Róisín Read

While issues of ‘gender’, notably ‘gender programming’ and ‘gender mainstreaming’ have been prominent in the humanitarian sector for some time, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the ways in which the sector itself is gendered. Gender is often seen as an operational problem and much of the humanitarian literature which deals with this is, thus, problem-solving in nature. Critical approaches which interrogate and question the ways in which gendered logics structure the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Gender Norm Change during Displacement?
Michelle Lokot

2015 ’, 8 February, https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/iasc_gender_reference_group_-_yemen_gender_alert_july_2015_finalised.pdf (accessed 16 November 2020 ). Inter-Sector Coordination Group ( 2018 ), Review of Gender Mainstreaming in Rohingya Refugee Response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh . Final Report, March, https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/review-gender-mainstreaming

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Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Shirin M. Rai

1 Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women: mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state? shirin m. rai Institutionalizing women’s interests in all areas and sectors of policy at all levels has been a concern of women’s movements worldwide, as well as of international institutions such as the United Nations (UN). Gender mainstreaming has emerged as a strategy for addressing this issue, relevant to all states and public institutions. National machineries for the advancement of women are regarded as appropriate institutional mechanisms for ensuring

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
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Shirin M. Rai

in facilitating linkages, interaction and the exchange of experiences among national machineries at the regional level. In July 1997, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted agreed conclusions (1997/2),12 which provided a definition, a set of principles and practical recommendations for action on gender mainstreaming in the UN system, including the need to enhance interaction among UN entities and national machineries for the advancement of women. Following the adoption of the agreed conclusions by ECOSOC, DAW organized a Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
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Navigating the theoretical terrain
Anna Boucher

implementation and outcomes stage, can we adequately understand the complex gendering process that occurs within skilled immigration selection. Domestic governments have faced impediments in the development of indicators of gender awareness within skilled immigration policy. Despite considerable attention by states to gender mainstreaming across a variety of policy areas in recent decades, analysis of skilled immigration policies from a gender perspective by individual governments is very limited. The government with the most experience is Canada. As a policy sector

in Gender, migration and the global race for talent
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Mainstreaming gender in Directorate-General for Research, European Commission
Rosalind Cavaghan

implementation has stimulated and resourced a large-scale renegotiation of the relevance of gender equality in the science community which DG Research serves. Analysing gender mainstreaming in DG Research: synthesising gender theory and Interpretative Policy Analysis approaches This section briefly presents the development of the EU’s unique gender equality commitments up to the present day Gender Mainstreaming policy and reviews our existing analyses of their content and workings. Reviewing their shortcomings, I show how empirical results and existing gender theory both

in Governing Europe’s spaces