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Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447317692

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.001.0001

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Gender equality and gender mainstreaming: the issue of equal opportunities in the European context

Gender equality and gender mainstreaming: the issue of equal opportunities in the European context

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Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe
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Vera Lomazzi

Isabella Crespi

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.003.0002

This chapter deals with the definition, understanding and exploration of the issue of gender equality approaches that the EU has developed to promote equal opportunities between men and women. The chapter examines the different strategies used across time to implement gender equality in the EU and how this conceptualisation led to the current approach of gender mainstreaming. In particular, three phases are identified and discussedinthe chapter: equal treatment, positive action and gender mainstreaming. The last one is discussed deeply because itformed a substantial and important backbone in the context of the individual rights of citizens of the Union by creating a basis of equal rights guaranteed to all, regardless of gender. The goal pursued by gender mainstreaming approach consists of a deep change in the organizational culture of society, institutions and workplace, where gender equality should be implemented in a transformed cultural framework.

Keywords:   Gender Equality, Gender mainstreaming, Equal treatment, Positive actions, Cultural change

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