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1 ................... Gender and Diversity Analysis MB Status of Women Family Services & Labour

2 Gender Mainstreaming Integrating a gender perspective into all policies & programs to ensure decision-making processes, at all levels & stages, include an analysis of the effects on women & men respectively. Beijing Platform for Action – Gender Analysis

3 More than Gender Gender is not the only social category or position that can create barriers & inequalities. Women & men have diverse identities & positions, based on age, ethnicity, class, geography, sexuality, ability etc. People are socially constructed along the gender spectrum, but also according to their age, ethnic background, citizenship status, income & education level, among many other things. Public policy approaches are increasingly taking this into account.

4 What about Diversity? Diversity: recognizing & respecting individuals’ characteristics; what makes them distinct from others, including age, culture, ethnicity, skills, gender, sexual orientation, religion, family status, abilities, talents & perspectives (Provincial Civil Service Diversity Strategy, 2009) Intersectionality: a way to understand how multiple identities e.g., gender, ethnicity, class, age, location etc., intersect to construct individuals’ lived experiences and systemic barriers

5 Gender and Diversity Analysis An analytical tool or evidence-based process which examines: –The different concerns, opportunities, obstacles, experiences, capacities & needs of women and men of diverse groups. –The potential differential impacts (positive and negative) of a program or policy on women & men of diverse groups.

6 Nationality Culture Gender Expression Religion/Spirituality Gender Identity Source: Adapted from Intersectional Feminist Frameworks, CRIAW

7 Substantive Equality – Equality of Outcomes

8 How Does it Work? Exploring the specific needs of all citizens & taking into account population diversity; Identifying policy challenges & opportunities from different perspectives; Developing policy options based on these different perspectives & needs; Implementing, monitoring & evaluating programs and policies by assessing their impact upon and effectiveness for women, men and diverse groups.

9 Why is GDA important? GDA makes good policy It’s the law: Provincial, national & international human rights law Manitoba’s population is becoming more diverse: One size does not fit all

10 GDA Makes Good Policy Reflects the needs & interests of all citizens. Creates policy & programs that are relevant, comprehensive and effective. Avoids underutilized or ineffective policies & programs.

11 Good Policy Improves lives & impacts society in a positive way Tackles an identified problem & solves it Is about people – so, who are they?

12 Why GDA? As part of our provincial HIV/AIDS strategy, I am tasked with developing an educational campaign. I know that the largest growing population affected by HIV/AIDS is Aboriginal women. How can I find out the best ways to reach Aboriginal women across the province for the campaign?

13 Why GDA? My team is responsible for overseeing the planning & implementation of a major infrastructure project. Training & economic development have been identified as important outcomes of the project. How can I ensure these outcomes are successfully achieved?

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