Gender Management System

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2310-1881 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.14217/23101881
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This series of manuals will assist governments and other stakeholders, including civil society and the private sector, in mainstreaming gender using the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Gender Management System (GMS), which has been developed as a holistic and system-wide approach to promoting equality between women and men at all levels.

 
Gender Mainstreaming in Information and Communications

Gender Mainstreaming in Information and Communications

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Author(s):
Joan Ross Frankson
01 May 2000
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76
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9781848596900 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.14217/9781848596900-en

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This is one of the sectoral guides that are 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.

This guide examines the major gender issues in media, communications and development, showing the impetus behind this critical area of concern. It includes: an extensive list of recommendations for action, grouped under a series of strategic objectives; a questionnaire for conducting a gender impact analysis; and various tools designed to assist ministry personnel in putting gender on the agenda of their activities.
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  • Preface

    In 1996, Commonwealth Ministers Responsible for Women's Affairs mandated the Commonwealth Secretariat to develop the concept of the Gender Management System (GMS), a comprehensive network of structures, mechanisms and processes for bringing a gender perspective to bear in the mainstream of all government policies, programmes and projects. The success of the GMS depends upon a broadbased partnership in society in which government consults and acts co-operatively with the other key stakeholders, who include civil society and the private sector. The establishment and strengthening of gender management systems and of national women's machineries was the first of 15 government action points identified in the 1995 Commonwealth Plan of Action on Gender and Development.

  • Executive Summary

    This reference manual provides guidelines for mainstreaming gender into the functions of Ministries of Information and Communication. Its main objective is to assist governments in advancing gender equality in their countries, especially through the establishment and operation of a Gender Management System as a means of mainstreaming gender across all government policies, plans, programmes and projects. It presents an extensive list of recommendations for action, grouped under a series of strategic objectives.

  • Introduction

    This reference manual provides guidelines for mainstreaming gender into the functions of Ministries of Information and Communication. Its main objective is to assist governments in advancing gender equality in their countries, especially through the establishment and operation of a Gender Management System as a means of mainstreaming gender throughout all government policies, plans, programmes and projects.

  • Gender Mainstreaming

    Gender mainstreaming means integrating a gender equality perspective into all the mainstream activities of government, at the policy, programme and project levels.

  • Gender and the Media

    Today's media can deliver messages and symbols – imported or domestic – directly into almost every home. Unfortunately, however, they continue to perpetuate and reinforce negative, stereotypical images of both women and men, according to which the resort to violence on the part of some males is presented as a ‘natural’ and acceptable way of resolving conflicts, and which do not provide an accurate or realistic picture of women's multiple roles and contributions to an ever-changing world.

  • Strategies and Recommendations for Action

    The following are strategic areas in which action can be taken to advance gender equality in the information and communications sector: the policy environment; image and portrayal of women and men; employment, production and programming; outreach and democratisation; training; research; and gender-sensitive action tools.

  • Models of Good Practice

    The implementation plan adopted by the Caribbean office of the Inter-press Service (IPS) Third World News Agency for mainstreaming gender in editorial policy and output.

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