A Quick Guide to the Gender Management System
Commonwealth Secretariat, 1999 - Equality - 56 pages
Gender mainstreaming is the current international approach to promoting equality between women and men.It is based on the recognition that gender inequality operates at all levels and in all sectors of society, and thus needs to be addressed in the mainstream. It aims to ensure that women and men benefit equitably from all that society has to offer, and are equally empowered to affect its governance and decisions.The Gender Management System (GMS) is a holistic and system-wide approach to gender mainstreaming developed by the Commonwealth, for the use of governments in partnership with other stakeholders including civil society and the private sector. The GMS is a comprehensive network of structures, mechanisms and processes to enable governments and other organisations to contribute to gender equality through all policy-making, planning and activities.This Quick Guide has been produced to assist governments and other stakeholders using gender-sensitive indicators in the context of gender mainstreaming. It is an abridged version of the GMS publication Using Gender-Sensitive Indicators: A Reference Manual for Governments and Other Stakeholders.
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List of Figures
The Enabling Environment
Gender Management System Processes
Mainstreaming Gender in the National Development
1995 Commonwealth Plan achieving gender equality Action on Gender advancing gender equality awareness Beijing CEDAW Commonwealth Secretariat enabling environment engendering ensure equality and equity establishing a GMS feasibility study Gender Action Plan gender analysis Gender and Development Gender Equality Commission/Council Gender Focal Points gender inequalities gender issues gender mainstreaming Gender Management System Gender Management Team gender perspective gender planning gender training gender-aware gender-sensitive indicators GMS structures government ministries government policies impact implementation Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee key stakeholders Lead Agency macroeconomic mainstreaming gender Management Information System ministries and departments monitoring and evaluation national context National Development Plan national Gender Action National Women's Machinery NGOs non-state actors ongoing organisations partnerships Plan of Action planning cycle plans and programmes Platform for Action policies and programmes policy development practical gender needs priorities private sector promote gender roles sectoral ministries social stakeholder analysis structures and mechanisms women in decision-making