Structural funds and gender equality: the impact of gender mainstreaming in Western Scotland

Jim Campbell, Rona Fitzgerald, Leaza McSorley

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Abstract

The introduction of the Gender Equality Duty (GED) on 6 April 2007 represented the most significant change to sex equality legislation since the equal pay and anti-discrimination Acts of the 1970s. The GED is a form of legally enforceable gender mainstreaming that requires public authorities to build gender equality into all of their activities. Gender mainstreaming represents the latest approach in the search for equality. It is a holistic strategy that requires making equality considerations a central feature of policy-making.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-150
Number of pages11
JournalLocal Economy
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Scotland
  • public policy
  • gender mainstreaming
  • gender equality

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