KEY QUESTIONS FOR A GENDER ANALYSIS: DOES THE MEASURE AFFECT GENDER EQUALITY OBJECTIVES
What gender impacts could the measure have?
- Gender-specific division of labour: Gender aspects related to professional, family and care work, and the gender-specific division of labour (occupational situation, training etc., but also family and care work, balancing work and family, responsibility for certain types of care work by women/men/transgender people, environmental protection-related housework by women/men etc.)
- Social organisation of human reproduction and health: Physiological biological constitution conditions of women, men and transgender, gender-specific differences in sensitivities/vulnerabilities.
- Balance of power: Who benefits directly and indirectly from the measure (economically, shift of work in the unpaid private sector etc.)
Power structures in technology, science, and politics
- Gender aspects related to self-determination, autonomy, co-determination with decision-making
- Proportion in decision-making positions, positions of control, stakeholder groups; the opportunity to integrate different positions, preferences, needs
- Perception that politics is "androcentric", i.e., values, standards, perceptions are historically male dominated and are applied and taken for granted still today etc.
- Specifically: who are the actors that were involved in the development of this measure? Which experts and groups should be involved?
- Do the actors have knowledge about the concept of gender?
What data and what insights/knowledge is available?
- What additional data and information is available/required (e.g. gender-disaggregated data (ideally not only sex-, but also gender-disaggregated data) to analyse the impact of the measure)?
- Is further research necessary?
In cooperation with an expert group from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) has developed a concept for a Gender Impact Assessment and has effectuated it in the form of a GIA-Checklist. With the help of this instrument a Gender Impact Assessment has been done using the example of the amendment of the German Radiation Protection Act.
The working group Women was established in 1995. It aims at integrating a gender perspective as a cross-question into environmental, development and sustainability politics. genanet is closely working together with the WG Women.
WECF is a network of more than 150 women's, environment and health organizations and individual members with one common goal: advocating a healthy environment for all. In doing so the role of women is to be strengthened and a rights-based approach is to be integrated into environmental and development politics.
GMEI is an international network of experts in the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming across a wide spectrum of disciplines and spheres of action. The members have years of practical experience and proven expertise in the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming as well as profound knowledge on theories of both women's and gender studies.