Sunday, December 4, 2016

Core concepts for Gender Mainstreaming Academia


Women and men shall have equal power to shape society and their own lives. This is the overall objective of the Swedish government’s gender equality policy, ratified by the Swedish Parliament. The term gender equality was introduced in the 1960s in Sweden in order to differentiate between (in)equality based on gender and other inequalities. Gender equality can be said to occur when women and men have the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities in all areas of life. 

National gender equality objectives 

The overall objective of the Swedish government's gender equality policy is equal power for women and men to shape society and their own lives. Four sub-goals have also been formulated: 
1. Equal distribution of power and influence. Women and men shall have the same rights and opportunities to be active citizens and be able to form the terms for decision-making.
 2. Economic equality between the sexes. Women and men shall have the same opportunities and conditions with regard to education and paid work that provide them with the means to achieve lifelong economic independence. 
3. Equal distribution of unpaid care and household work. Women and men shall take the same responsibility for household work and shall have the same opportunities to give and receive care on equal terms. 
4. Men’s violence against women must stop. Women and men, girls and boys shall have the same rights and opportunities in terms of physical integrity.

http://www.includegender.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Guidelines-for-Gender-Mainstreaming-Academia.pdf

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