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Gender mainstreaming in government policies and statistics2009 Global Forum on Gender StatisticsGhana 26-28/01/2009

Dr. Lina Gálvez Muñoz

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain)

Andalusian Statistical Council

gender mainstreaming in statistics legislation and public policy in andalusia
Gender mainstreaming in statistics, legislation and public policy in Andalusia

Political priority: Recent legislation

Producing and using gender statistics

Triple preassure (Users’ demands):

Andalusian Economic and Finance Regional Ministry

-Gender budgets

Andalusian Statistical Institute

-Gender mainstreaming in statistical production /Pablo de Olavide university

Andalusian Women Institute

-Gender mainstreaming in all regional

ministries.

1 a first step legislation recent legal developments
1.-A FIRST STEP: LEGISLATIONRecent legal developments

Ley 18/2003 de 29 de diciembre de Medidas Fiscales y Administrativas modificada por la Ley 3/2004 de 28 de diciembre (ANDALUSIAN FISCAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW –GENDER BUDGETS).

ANDALUSIAN STATISTICAL LAW –april 2007 and the approval of the Statiscal plan 2007-2010 where gender mainstreaming is included for the first time

Ley andaluza para la promoción de la igualdad entre mujeres y hombres –november 2007 –THE ANDALUSIAN EQUALITY LAW SPECIFIES THE NECCESSITY OF INCLUDING GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN STATISTICAL PRODUCTION

how important is statistical legislation in promoting gender statistics
How important is statistical legislation in promoting gender statistics?

It is essential for improving gender mainstreaming in statistical production

ALTHOUGH, it is really useful when other legislation creates the actions or institutions in need for or demanding such statistics as

Gender budgets

Gender units

Public policies gender impact evaluation…

2 triple preassure
2.-Triple preassure

Andalusian Economic and Finance Regional Ministry

Gender budgets

Andalusian Statistical Institute

Gender mainstreaming in statistical production /Pablo de Olavide University

Andalusian Woman Institute

Gender units in all regional ministries and public institutions.

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2.1.- Andalusian Economic and Finance Regional MinistryGender budgets based on theFISCAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW –GENDER BUDGETS (2003)

A gender sensitive budget is the consequence of the direct political assumption of taking the equality principle as an axe of a specific socio-economic model.

Public budgets are not only economic and financial tools. They are the basic framework to elaborate the socioeconomic development model of each society where redistribution mechanisms are included and policy priorities highlighted.

The Andalusian government follows that goal, both for the aim of equality, as well as for achieving economic efficiency…

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Recent developments-2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Andalusian gender budgetswww.juntadeandalucia/ceh.es- G+ program G0, G1, G and G+
basic criteria por g program
Basic criteria por G+ program

Transformation power

Depending on the degree of responsability to act

Impact capacity

Volume of population that could be affected

Functional relevance

Experts’ opinion on the relevance of each action for disminishing gender inequality

Public human resources impact

Three groups of actors involved:

Central planning (gender budget comission)

Each centre’s own perception on the relevance of gender budget on their own programs

Academia consensus on what needs to be done

what is asked to each program
What is asked to each program?

g0:

Statistical des-aggregation by sex if there is data production related to people

g1:

Statistical des-aggregation by sex if there is data production related to people

Actions which affect directly to women and men within the different regional ministries

Analysis of actions directed to people: access to resources and information (Grant schemes, public attention services, information policies…)

Analysis and information tool adaptation to include sex variable (especially to review and change data collection, on line applications …)

G

Statistical des-aggregation by sex if there is data production related to people

To build up gender relevant indicators

Actions which affect directly to women and men within the different regional ministries

Analysis of actions directed to people: access to ressources and information (Grant schemes, public attention services, information policies…)

Analysis and information tool adaptation to include sex variable (especially to review and change data collection, on line applications …)

G+

Statistical des-aggregation by sex if there is data production related to people

To build up gender relevant indicators

Actions which affect directly to women and men within the different regional ministries

Analysis of actions directed to people: access to ressources and information (Grant schemes, public attention services, information policies…)

Analysis and information tool adaptation to include sex variable (especially to review and change data collection, on line applications …)

Defining strategic goals, operations and actions to achieve gender equality within the area of influence of each program (they are considered engines of change and they need to make explicit long-term goals to fight gender inequality and define short-term objetives to achieve the long-term goals

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General goal

Andalusian statistical plan

2007-2010 based on

2007 Andalusian

Statistical law

  • GENDER MAINSTREAMING

To include gender perspective in a systemic way in all statistical production and explotaition including a sex variable with a maximun des-aggregation level and developing new statistics to fully incorporate gender mainstreaming.

A Commission and a working group of experts have been created to review all existing statistics in each regional ministry and to design new indicators and statistics.

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Specific objectives of gender mainstreaming

  • To design specific scales that will allow us to advance in the measurement of gender relations and gender roles, from differentiated social behaviors as well as differentiated perceptions and opinions.
  • To elaborate indicators oriented to facilitate the erradication of gender discrimination and to re-define existing indicators in order to highlight gender inequalities.
  • To improve the methods used in statistical activities in order to guarantee that all questionnaires and information collection proceedings properly show a gender perspective.
2 3 gender mainstreaming by the andalusian women institute
2.3.- Gender mainstreaming by the Andalusian Women Institute

Andalusian Women Institute created in 1999

In charge of promoting gender mainstreaming in all regional public policies + gender specific actions

Since 2007 Law for the promotion of equality, there are 3 key elements for gender mainstreaming:

Gendered Strategic Plan

Gender units

Public policy gender impact evaluation

andalusian woman institute
Andalusian Woman Institute

Gendered Strategic Plan

Commission for equality between women and men is in charge of introducing and monitoring gender mainstraming in all regional policies and departments

This Commission is composed by high representatives of all regional departments

Ellaborating the gender strategic plan for 2009-2011

Gender units

Creation of gender units in every regional governmental department

Promotion of gender equality and control of it

Composed by technicians with gender training

andalusian women institute
Andalusian Women Institute

Gender impact evaluation of public policies

Annual reports

Done by gender units and reviewed by the Commission

Gender indicators in all programs and policies

Two other bodies help the Andalusian Women Institute in this policy:

  • - Council of Women (representatives of all women associations and institutions such as universities)
  • -Observatory for gender equality
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Gender mainstreaming in government policies and statistics2009 Global Forum on Gender StatisticsGhana 26-28/01/2009

Dr. Lina Gálvez Muñoz

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain)

Andalusian Statistical Council