Gender-based analysis: XC71-1/1-381-2E-PDF

building blocks for success /

“[…] gender-based analysis (GBA) […] is defined by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as: assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in any area and at all levels. It is a strategy for making women’s as well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal is to achieve gender equality. Gender-based analysis also recognizes that not all women are the same. As a result, it examines the impact of policies and programs on diverse groups of women and men. Through this study on gender-based analysis, the Committee explored: how gender-based analysis is implemented in federal government departments; emerging and ongoing challenges to the implementation of gender-based analysis; and the adequacy of current accountability mechanisms for gender-based analysis. To accomplish this, the Standing Committee on the Status of Women invited departments who have well-established GBA programs, as well as those who have minimal GBA capacity, to speak to the challenges of incorporating GBA in programs, policies and legislation. The Committee also invited witnesses who could provide examples of mechanisms currently in place in the federal government to coordinate horizontal policy goals, such as employment equity, that could provide a parallel to GBA"--p. 1, 3.

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Department/Agency House of Commons. Standing Committee on the Status of Women.
Title Gender-based analysis
Subtitle building blocks for success /
Series Title Report of the Standing Committee on Status of Women ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Other Formats Paper-[English | French]
Note Issued also in French under title: L’analyse comparative entre les sexes : les fondements de la réussite. "April 2005.”
Date 2005.
Number of Pages x, 63 p.
Catalogue Number
  • XC71-1/1-381-2E-PDF
Subject Terms Gender discrimination, Gender equality, Federal government