The County Administrative Board supports local actors in gender equality issues and our work is based on an international strategy for gender mainstreaming.
Gender equality means that women and men have the same opportunities to form the society and their own lives. Gender equality is created when decisions are made, resources are allocated and standards are set. Therefore, perspectives on gender equality must be included in all daily work operations.
An Equal County
We have an assignment to support regional actors in their efforts to make their operations equal. Gender mainstreaming is the main strategy used to meet the objectives. This strategy has evolved to counteract the tendency for equality issues to be obscured, or pushed aside, in daily operations and activities.
We also work to
- ensure that national objectives regarding gender equality are implemented in the County
- map and follow-up on the development of gender equality in the County
- create knowledge and data, such as gender statistics, for gender equality efforts.
Gender equality policy objectives
We base our work on the Government’s national gender equality policy. The objective is that women and men shall have the same power to shape the society and their own lives.
An even distribution of power and influence
Women and men shall have the same right and opportunity to actively practice their citizenship and shape the conditions for decision making.
Women and men shall have the same opportunities in terms of paid work that provides economic independence for life.
Women and men, girls and boys, shall have the same opportunities and conditions in terms of education, choice of studies and personal development.
An even distribution of unpaid home and care work
Women and men shall share the responsibility for the work at home evenly and have the opportunity to give and receive care on equal terms.
Women and men, boys and girls, shall have the same opportunities to a good health as well as being offered health care and care on equal terms.
Men’s violence against women shall end
Women and men, girls and boys, shall have the same right and opportunity to a bodily identity.