Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Implementation of gender policy in the public authorities

Author(s): Liudmyla Samilyk, Vladyslav Teremetskyi, Alona Milevska, Nataliia Lytvyn, Olena Artemenko, Tetyana Kondratyuk-Antonova

It has been stated that the problem of gender inequality is recognized worldwide, since the presence of women in public space is limited in many countries. Factors that slow down the growth of gender equality process within public authorities have been outlined. Those factors are the lack of a comprehensive system of gender policy implementation at various levels and structures, insufficient program planning of this area, the lack of analytical and statistical information on certain aspects of gender policy. It has been noted that there is currently a significant gap in three gender dimensions in the public authorities sphere: availability, salary, length of service. The essence of gender policy in the public authorities sphere has been determined on the basis of the analysis of gender policy and gender parity within public administration; the need for its formation and implementation has been substantiated. The most effective tools for gender integration have been defined. They are gender statistics, gender analysis and gender budgeting. The authors have distinguished the characteristics of a modern manager, which to some extent are inherent in women and make them competitive. It has been proved that emotional intelligence, social competence, related abilities play the key role in the process of public administration. The authors have studied the strategies used by different states to overcome inequalities between men and women and measures that are effective in this direction, such as gender quotas, the existence of ombudsman institution for equality in rights and opportunities between women and men, etc. The main directions of effective implementation of gender policy, which can bring a new style of governance in the public authorities sphere have been substantiated. The emphasis has been placed on the importance of educational activities for the implementation of gender policy, especially those related to the introduction of the gender component into the educational process for training experts in the field of public administration.

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