Published on March 08, 2016
Also available in: French
The 2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Public Life promotes a government-wide strategy for gender equality reform, sound mechanisms to ensure accountability and sustainability of gender initiatives, and tools and evidence to inform inclusive policy decisions. It also promotes a “whole-of-society” approach to reducing gender stereotypes, encouraging women to participate in politics and removing implicit and explicit barriers to gender equality. This Recommendation is unique, as it provides not only governments, but also parliaments and judiciaries, with clear, timely and actionable guidelines for effectively implementing gender equality and gender mainstreaming initiatives, and for improving equal access to public leadership for women and men from diverse backgrounds.
The Recommendation looks to achieve gender equality in the public sector through three main channels, policy, as a role model for the private sector & through its own employment practices.
The goals of the Recommendation are to:
The Recommendation was officially launched at the event 'Women's access to leadership: what works?' on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016.