Training on Gender Mainstreaming of Public Policies Organised by IA

Institute alternative (IA) organised online training “Gender equality and Public policies: Basic of Gender Mainstreaming” for more than 40 decision-makers, civil servants and representatives of civil society.

Key tools for introducing a gender perspective and gender mainstreaming, steps in gender analysis, ”traffic lights” from gender negative to gender transformative policy – are just some of the topics on which the participants had opportunity to listen and acquire during a two-day online Public Policy Gender Mainstreaming Training held on 29 September and October 1st 2020.

The goal of the training is for those who work on the planning, making and implementing public policies, to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to integrate gender perspective into public policies. An expert in this field, Višnja Baćanović, lead the training that allowed participants to acquire knowledge on gender mainstreaming of public policies during the theoretical part of the training, but also had the opportunity to apply that knowledge during the practical group work on tasks.

“In a short time period (which is very commendable) in these new working conditions dictated by the epidemiological situation, you managed to “pack” a very high quality lecture and provide us with a lot of information, but also leave space for discussion, comments and questions” – one of the comments in anonymous survey that the participants filled in after the training.

During the training all participants had the opportunity through practical examples and real life situations, to learn how to recognise gender perspectives and gender mainstreaming, gender negative policies, and tools by which policies can become gender transformative.

The training brought together more than 40 participants from several ministries, Secretariat-General of the Government, Institute of Metrology, Chamber of Economy, Institute for Public Health, Union of Free Trade Unions, Red Cross of Montenegro, and several representatives of civil society organisations.

The training course is organised within the project ’More Than Quotas: Gender Mainstreaming and Public Policies in Montenegro”, implemented by financial support of the Ministry for Human and Minority rights.

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