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Title: Civil society organisations and gender equality
Other Titles: Mainstreaming and empowerment in the public policies towards civil society
Authors: Lopes, Mónica
Ferreira, Virgínia
Ferreira, Sílvia
Coelho, Lina
Keywords: Igualdade de género; terceiro sector
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ISTR/EMES
Project: Estudo Diagnóstico e Prospectivo sobre o Papel das ONG na Promoção da Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens 
Serial title, monograph or event: ISTR Eighth International Conference and 2nd EMES-ISTR European Conference, "The Third Sector and Sustainable Social Change: New Frontiers for Research"
Place of publication or event: Barcelona
Abstract: In this presentation we propose a framework for the analysis of the role of civil society and third sector organisations in gender equality that articulates two analytical and empirical axes. On one hand, mainstreaming, related to the practices regarding equality between women and men both inside and outside organisations, including governance structures, the labour force and the volunteers, as well as activities and projects towards promoting gender equality in the wider community (Conselho da Europa, 1999; Ferreira, 2000). On the other hand, empowerment, related to the study of organisational capacity in terms of mission, participation, management, accountability, strategic capacity as well as embededness in the community and inter-organisational networks (Edwards and Fowler, 2002). The articulations of these two axes brings issues around effectiveness and sustainability both in civil society organisations and in gender equality and provide a richer framework, both for research and policy.
Rights: openAccess
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