© Sept 2001
Gender Mainstreaming Strategies in Iceland
1. Action Plans for Gender Mainstreaming
Did national, regional and/or local governments in your country launch a plan aiming to
implement equal opportunities for women and men in all fields of policy while at the same
time ensuring that persisting gender gaps are being addressed by positive action?
If so, please indicate:
|Official name of plan in original language
||Þingsályktun um framkvæmdaáætlun til fjögurra ára um aðgerðir til að ná
fram jafnrétti kynjanna.
|Date when plan was presented and launched
||28. may 1998
|Essential objectives and features
||To involve gender mainstreaming in all aspects of policy, desicionmaking
and actions made by the government and the ministries.
|Quantitative goals and timetables
||A committee was established to find out in which way the official policy is
effecting gender equality.
2. Getting ready for Gender Mainstreaming
Are national, regional and local governments or other key-players currently preparing the
ground for implementing gender mainstreaming?
If you see indications in your country, please elaborate.
|Awareness raising events and publications
by governments, equality infrastructures, women's NGOs, trade unions etc.
||The Nordic Council of Ministers has a plan for implementing gender
mainstreaming in all their work.
The Nordic Council of Ministers had a mainstreaming project made within young peoples
work- and activitiespolitcs. In Iceland the work was done in 1997-2000.
The Office for Gernder equality printed in 1997 informations and instructions on gender
|Training targeted at various actors
organised by governments, equality infrastructures etc.
|Research and study
|Information and funding of women's NGOs in
a perspective of making them key-actors in the process of gender mainstreaming
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