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Gender Stereotypes

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ORGANISATIONS

   
 

International level:

United Nations

General web site of the United Nations
http://www.un.org/

United Nations - Economic and Social Development
http://www.un.org/esa/

Area on the Advancement of Women of the UN Economic and Social Council
http://www.un.org/esa/progareas/women.html

Bodies of UN specialized in ‘Gender Issues’

CSW - Commission on the Status of Women
www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established as a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council by a Council resolution June 1946 to prepare recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The object of the Commission is to promote implementation of the principle that men and women shall have equal rights. 

OSAGI – Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women - Department of Economic and Social Affairs
www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/

DAW – Division for the Advancement of Women 
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/daw/
Grounded in the vision of equality of the United Nations Charter, the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world and the achievement of their equality with men. Aiming to ensure the participation of women as equal partners with men in all aspects of human endeavour, the Division promotes women as equal participants and beneficiaries of sustainable development, peace and security, governance and human rights. As part of its mandate, it strives to stimulate the mainstreaming of gender perspectives both within and outside the United Nations system.

CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw.htm
The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and is an international “bill of rights” for women.  Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. 

UNIFEM - United Nations Development Fund for Women
www.unifem.org/
UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality.

INSTRAW - International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
www.un-instraw.org/en/
INSTRAW is the only United Nations entity mandated at the international level to promote and undertake research and training programmes to contribute to the advancement of women and gender equality worldwide.

IANWGE - Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/ianwge/
The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes. The Network has played a central role in promoting gender equality throughout the United Nations system and in follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (Beijing+5) in 2000. The Network also monitors and coordinates the mainstreaming of gender perspectives in the normative operational work of the UN system.

WomenWatch
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/
WomenWatch is an initiative of IANWGE and is considered as a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions. It is a joint United Nations project created in March 1997 to provide Internet space for global Gender Equality issues and to support implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action.

Directory of United Nations Resources on Gender and Women’s Issues
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/asp/user/list.asp?ParentID=10123
Section ‘Women and the Media’

Other UN Bodies

International Labour Organization – Section ‘Gender’: Equality between men and women
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/gender.htm
The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles which brought the League of Nations into being and it became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.

European level:

European Commission
European Commission - General Directorate for Employment and Social Affairs
http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/index_en.html

European Commission – Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities
http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/gender_equality/index_en.html
Unit Equality for Women and Men

Other Bodies
The Gender Task Force - GTF
http://www.gtf.hr
The Gender Task Force is a South East European regional initiative born out of an Appeal on July 1999 to the participants of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe Summit in Sarajevo.

National Level:

France

Ministry of Social Cohesion and Equality
http://www.femmes-egalite.gouv.fr/

National Observatory on Equality issues
http://www.observatoire-parite.gouv.fr/

To gather information on the Equal Opportunities Policy in France
http://egalitedeschances.racine.fr/frontblocks_racine/default.asp

Greece

General Secretariat for Equality
http://www.isotita.gr
The General Secretariat for Equality of the Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation is responsible for promoting and implementing legal and substantial gender equality in all fields (political, economic, social and cultural).

Italy 

National Level:
Ministero per le Pari Opportunità
http://www.pariopportunita.gov.it

Commissione per le Pari Opportunità tra Uomini e Donne
http://www.pariopportunita.gov.it/IL-DIPARTI/Commission/index.htm

Progetto Pilota Rete Pari Opportunità
http://www.retepariopportunita.it/

Ancorpari – Associazione nazionale Consigliere di parità
http://www.ancorpari.it/

Ancorpari – Donne e Media
http://www.ancorpari.it/donne_media.asp

Ancorpari - OSGET – Osservatorio su Genere e Televisione
http://www.ancorpari.it/osservatorio.asp

Regional Level:
Abruzzo – Commissione Regionale per le Pari Opportunità tra uomo e donna
http://www.regione.abruzzo.it/pariopportunita/index.html

Basilicata – Pari Opportunità
http://www.basilicatanet.it/
http://www.retepariopportunita.it/i-siti-deg/attori-reg/Regione-BA/Istituzion/index.htm

Calabria - Commissione Regionale per le Pari Opportunità tra Uomo e Donna
http://www.consiglioregionale.calabria.it/hp2/pariopportunita/

Campania – Consiglio Regionale (Comitato Pari Opportunità e Consulta Femminile)
http://www.consiglio.regione.campania.it/

Emilia Romagna – Consiglio Regionale
http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/

Emilia Romagna – Le Consigliere regionali di Parità
http://www.consiglierediparitaer.it/

Emilia Romagna – Organizzazioni territoriali Pari Opportunità
http://www.form-azione.it/pariopportunita/pariopportunita.htm

Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Consiglio Regionale
http://www.consiglio.regione.fvg.it/Consreg/frame/padre_pariopportunita.htm

Lazio – Lavoro, Pari Opportunità e Politiche giovanili
http://www.regione.lazio.it/web/lavoro/

Liguria - Commissione Regionale per le Pari Opportunità tra donna ed uomo in materia di lavoro
http://www.regione.liguria.it/MenuSezione.asp?Parametri=
10_20_39_224$10_20_39_224_$Pari_opportunit%C3%A0$10_20_39_224_-1$commissione.htm$


Lombardia – Donne e politiche femminili
http://www.regione.lombardia.it/rlservices/externallink/link.jsp?url=
http://62.101.84.82/gs/Portale/portale.nsf/pagine/CommissioneRegionale%3FOpenDocument


Marche – Pari Opportunità Regionale
http://www.pariopportunita.regione.marche.it/default.asp?dipartimento=2&lin=IT&pag=1

Molise - Commissione per la Parità e le Pari Opportunità
http://regione.molise.it/web/prm.nsf/(pag-mappatematica)?OpenView

Piemonte - Commissione regionale per la realizzazione delle pari opportunità fra uomo e donna
http://www.regione.piemonte.it/governo/consulte/04.htm

Puglia - Consiglio Regionale
http://www.regione.puglia.it/quiregione/slbox.php?id=14&slopz=1

Puglia - Commissione Pari Opportunità
http://www.commissionepariopportunita.it/

Sardegna - Commissione per le Pari Opportunità
http://www.regione.sardegna.it/pariopportunita/

Sicilia – Assessorato Regionale della famiglia, delle politiche sociali e delle autonomie locali
http://www.regione.sicilia.it/famiglia/

Toscana - Commissione Regionale per le Pari Opportunità
http://www.consiglio.regione.toscana.it/pari-opportunita/

Trentino-Alto Adige – Comitato Pari Opportunità
http://www.regione.taa.it/giunta/pari_opportunità/pari_opp_pag_it.htm

Umbria – Consigliera di Parità
http://www.regione.umbria.it/consparita/default.asp

Valle d’Aosta – Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta
http://www.regione.vda.it/

Veneto – Sezione Pari Opportunità
http://www.regione.veneto.it/Temi+Istituzionali/Organi+di+Garanzia/PariOpportunita/

Netherlands

The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment – Equality
http://internationalezaken.szw.nl/index.cfm?fuseaction=dsp_rubriek&rubriek_id=13021&lijstm=0,310_6060

The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment – Gender Mainstreaming
http://internationalezaken.szw.nl/index.cfm?fuseaction=dsp_rubriek&rubriek_id=13038&lijstm=0,310_6060,325_6478

Slovenia

The governmental Equal Opportunities Office 
http://www.uem-rs.si/eng/

Government Public Relations And Media Office
http://www.uvi.si/eng/

Spain

National level:
Ministerio De Trabajo Y Asuntos Sociales - Instituto De La Mujer
http://www.mtas.es/mujer/

Regional level - Comunidades Autónomas:
Andalucía - Instituto Andaluz de la Mujer
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodelamujer 

Aragón - Instituto Aragonés de la Mujer 
http://www.aragob.es/pre/iam/homi2.htm 

Asturias - Instituto Asturiano de la Mujer
Proyecto Equal: http://www.estonoesuncuento.com 
insmujer@princast.es

Balears (Illes) - Institut Balear de la Dona
http://ibdona.caib.es

Canarias - Instituto Canario de la Mujer
http://www.icmujer.org

Cantabria - Dirección General De La Mujer
http://www.mujerdecantabria.com

Castilla y León - Dirección General de la Mujer
http://www.jcyl.es/jcyl-client/jcyl/mujer?locale=es_ES&textOnly=false

Castilla/La Mancha - Dirección General De La Mujer
http://www.jccm.es/social/mujer/indexmujer.htm

Cataluña - Institut Català de la Dona
http://www.gencat.es/icdona/

Comunidad Valenciana - Dirección General de la Mujer
http://www.gva.es/cbs/dona/24h/cas/dgmcs.html

Extremadura - Instituto de la Mujer de Extremadura
http://www.mujerextremadura.com

Galicia - Servicio Galego de Igualdade
http://www.xunta.es/auto/sgi/index.htm

Madrid - Dirección General de la Mujer
http://www.madrid.org/ctrabajo/estruct/mujer/index.htm

Murcia - Secretaria Sectorial de la Mujer y de la Juventud
http://www.carm.es/cpre/orga/

Navarra - Instituto Navarro de la Mujer
http://www.cfnavarra.es/inam

Rioja (La) - Dirección General de Servicios Sociales 
Servicio de Infancia, Mujer y Famiglia - Área de la Mujer 
http://www.larioja.org/web/centrales/servicios_sociales/mujer.htm

Instituto Vasco de la Mujer
http://www.emakunde.es/

Sweden

Equality between women and men in Sweden
http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/4096

National Equal Opportunities Ombudsman and Commission
http://www.jamombud.se/en/

Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications
http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2067;jsessionid=at4cTi7Unwu-

United Kingdom

National Level:
EOC - Equal Opportunities Commission (National)
http://www.eoc.org.uk/

EOC - News and media
http://www.eoc.org.uk/Default.aspx?page=15227

Local Level:
Scotland - Scottish Parliament, Opportunity Committee
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees/equal/

Wales – Equal Opportunities Commission
http://beehive.thisissouthwales.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=SiteHome&ID=7308

Northern Ireland – NIO Northern Ireland Office
http://www.nio.gov.uk/

NIO - Media Center
http://www.nio.gov.uk/index/media-centre.htm

NIO - Rights and Equality
http://www.nio.gov.uk/rights_and_equality

University of Oxford 
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/
Diversity and Equal Opportunities Unit