European Gender Mainstreaming: Achievements and Challenges of Transformative Policy Cover Image

Europos lyčių lygybės strategija: kintančios lyčių politikos privalumai ir grėsmės
European Gender Mainstreaming: Achievements and Challenges of Transformative Policy

Author(s): Jolanta Reingardienė
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Vilnius University and Klaipeda University

Summary/Abstract: Gender mainstreaming aims to enable the state to deliver gender-sensitive policy instruments and transform gender relations. It is a widely adapted approach that was developed in transnational networks of women activists, but goes beyond women’s policy machinery. Mainstreaming suggests that equal opportunities for women and men should no longer be achieved solely through traditional equal opportunities policies. The article analyses the historical development of gender mainstreaming approach, the promises and pitfalls of the transformative policy. The second part of the study analyses main ideological, institutional, political and legal obstacles to the implementation of gender mainstreaming in different national contexts, including Lithuania.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 13-27
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Lithuanian