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The first step to undertake, before drafting your action plan, is to conduct a diagnostic and review a wide range of information to gain a better understanding of the situation of gender equality in your local or regional authority.

 

The diagnosis will help you analysing the current situation in your local/regional authority from a gender perspective and will provide you with information on the needs and the interests of women and men. You will also be able to identify in what areas there are gaps and what areas you need to focus on. 

 

Suggested actions

  • Conduct a demographic study by gender of your population (e.g.: total population, population with foreign nationality or immigrant background, households, workforce according to the socioprofessional category, unemployment rate)
  • Go through the chapters of the Charter compare it with the information you have for each field of competency of your local or regional authority
Examples of fields of competencies Examples of information to be collected
The political role
  • number of women and men elected
  • number of women and men holding office (deputy mayors, members of executives, etc.)
The employer role
  • number of women and men employed in different roles
  • pay of women and men in those different roles
  • number of complaints of sexual harassment
The Service delivery role
  • number of women and men using specific services
  • number of women and men satisfied with services provided
  • resources allocated to women and men’s activities (e.g. sport/health promotion)
Planning and sustainable development
  • users of public transport by gender
  • women and men in poverty
  • Use national or international information on key gender issues (e.g. national gender statistics), as well as information from relevant local projects
  • Identify where you do not have information broken down by gender (gender-dissagregated data). This might help you to identify area for intervention for the future, in particular in relation to priority areas for your local authority. 

 

 

Get informed

 

Undertake a diagnostic and look at a wide range of information to gain a better understanding of the gender equality issues in your local or regional authority is a vital initial stage before drafting your action plan.

It is about analysing the current situation on a gender equality perspective in your authority in order to know the general situation of the practice, the needs and the interests of women and men. You will thus be able to analyses differences and identify where there are gaps which need to be filled and what kind of solutions can be found.

 

Suggested actions

  • Realize a demographic study by gender of your population (e.g.: total population, population with foreign nationality or immigrant background, households, workforce according to the socioprofessional category, unemployment rate)
  • Go through the chapters of the Charter and look at the existing information you have which is broken down on a gender basis, in each field of competency of your local or regional authority
Examples of fields of competencies Examples of information to be collected
Politics
  • number of women and men elected
  • number of women and men holding office (deputy mayors, members of executives, etc.)
Employer
  • number of women and men employed in different roles
  • pay of women and men in those different roles
  • number of complaints of sexual harassment
Service delivery
  • number of women and men using specific services
  • number of women and men satisfied with services provided
  • resources allocated to women and men’s activities (e.g. sport/health promotion)
Planning and sustainable development
  • users of public transport by gender
  • women and men in poverty
  • Use national or international information on key gender issues (e.g. national gender statistics), as well as information from relevant local projects
  • Identify where you do not have information broken down by gender, which might help you to identify gender issues for the future, in particular on subjects that are among your authority’s main priorities for action.

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