A Quick Guide to Gender Mainstreaming in Trade and Industry

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This Quick Guide is part of the Gender Management System (GMS) resource kit, a series of publications presenting GMS. GMS is an innovative system developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat for gender mainstreaming. The system is a comprehensive network of structures, mechanisms and processes for bringing a gender perspective to bear on all government policies, plans, programmes and projects. The kit consists of a handbook which presents the GMS in detail; sectoral guides to gender mainstreaming in specific sectors; and resource documents to assist the user in gender analysis, monitoring, evaluation and other aspects of gender mainstreaming. Each sectoral guide also has a corresponding Quick Guide a short, userfriendly publication presenting the essential points. It is designed for policymakers, planners, field staff and other government personnel involved in gender mainstreaming, as well as for academic users, NGOs, the private sector and others who have a stake in advancing gender equality and equity.



Institutional Arrangements for Gender Mainstreaming

If the gender mainstreaming and equality principles expressed in the Beijing Declaration and the 1995 Commonwealth Plan of Action on Gender and Development are to be widely understood and effectively applied by Commonwealth governments, they need to be used as inputs at all stages of the conception, implementation and monitoring of the national development plan and, more specifically, in the implementation of strategies to be detailed in the various sectoral (ministerial) plans.


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