Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy

The programme is based on Agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals. A special focus is placed on goal #5 – gender equality. Every local government participating in the programme is therefore expected to carry out a change process using the gender mainstreaming method.

Many Swedish municipalities use gender mainstreaming as a strategy for achieving the Swedish government’s gender equality political goals. Gender mainstreaming means that a gender equality assessment must be conducted of all policies that affect the way people live, so that everyone – women and men, girls and boys – can live gender-equal lives.

The second cohort of the programme is now open for application between June 14th to August 11th 2019. Look under Apply down to the right, to find the application form. You will also find it in the Programme brochure below.

The ongoing cohort have a Final workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2019.

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