Gender Analysis of Policy on the Construction of New Villages: Ways to Achieve Gender Mainstreaming

  • August 14, 2008
  • By Yin Dan-ping
  • Editor: huangjuan
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Public policy means that the government takes into account public interests, achieves the goal of "substantive equality," and pays attention to the protection of the weak. Gender is a new perspective or a method to analyze social problems. It is important to raise gender awareness among policy makers and bring a gender perspective in public policy in order to respond to gender issues and improve women's status. However, in the public policy of the construction of new villages in DC township of Hubei Province, there is no woman in the decision-making level. Women are regarded as a tool to achieve higher values. Traditional practice is replicated as women are relegated to a subordinate position to men. While the fairness between urban and rural is raised as a value in the construction of new villages, the absence of women in decision-making potentially leads to an overlook of gender justice, deviating from a pursuit of "impartiality" in public policy development. In order to promote gender mainstreaming, local Women's Federations should be given the power to monitor public policy, to increase the number and the influence of women in decision-making, to enhance the decision makers' gender awareness and education, and to increase research on gender issues.

Keywords: public policy, gender awareness, construction of new villages

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