Implementing gender policies through gender training
2012 (English)In: Gender mainstreaming in public sector organisations: policy implications and practical applications / [ed] Kristina Lindholm, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012, 167-187 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Gender training is regarded as one of the more central features of gender mainstreaming Gender knowledge is considered necessary for investigating and analysing existing polices and processes and for the integration of a gender perspective. Training for staff and managers affected by the "new" gender mainstreaming policy has also been regarded as essential. Gender knowledge is required in order to understand what and why something should be done and which skills are necessary in order to put the proposed measures in place. Without this knowledge and these skills the process will be in danger of coming to a halt. Knowledge is also considered to minimise the risk of resistance to gender equality objectives. Major training efforts are therefore common in gender mainstreaming initiatives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012. 167-187 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105198ISBN: 978-91-44-07777-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105198DiVA: diva2:704553
The main book Gender mainstreaming in public sector organisations: policy implications and practical applications is a translation of Jämställdhet i verksamhetsutveckling, Kristina Lindholm (ed.). ISBN: ISBN 978-91-44-06880-0. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2011.2014-03-122014-03-122014-03-21Bibliographically approved