Local Project: "Gender Mainstreaming in Decision-Making Processes"
An expertise "Does gender mainstreaming improve women's NGOs chances
to participate in decision-making processes?" focuses on possible
positive and negative effects of GM on positive action programs of women
in areas with an existing gender gap in decision making positions and
describes positive and negative general setups for the implementation
of GM in women's NGOs and European Cities.
More details about the project:
Chances for Women in Decision Making Processes
In the context of the project "Sister Cities Going Gender" the
Information Centre against Violence is going to draft an expertise on
GM with the critical view of a women's NGO towards GM.
Information Centre against Violence
The Information Centre against Violence in association with the Austrian
Women's Shelter Network is the only NGO within the project "Sister
Cities Going Gender" and therefore has the possibility to survey
the eight municipalities within the project and other women's NGOs in
the participating cities about their estimates, expectations, fears and
effects concerning GM. The Information Centre works in the field of violence
prevention (violence against women and children, domestic violence). The
emergency service provides information for different target groups (victims,
their neighbours, journalists, pupils, students, teachers, institutions,
The Information Centre against Violence is going to deal with the following
- What are the positive and negative basic conditions during the implementation
of GM in European cities?
- Is the promotion of women's equality endangered, reduced or do women
and women's organisations benefit through GM?
- What happened so far concerning the promotion of women's equality
and what is essential to do immediately?
- What kind of improvements concerning the promotion of women's equality
is more apparent/visible due to GM? Are there rigorous improvements?
- Chances and risks concerning the formation of a European competence
- The part of the municipalities concerning the implementation of GM-policies
and Genderbudget (genderneutral, partiality does not exist
The target groups of our project are women's NGOs, the municipality of
Vienna as well as women's NGOs and the municipalities of the other participating
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