On 19 April, a discussion of important and relevant issues was held with the participation of Dr. Pauline Rankin, Canadian expert on gender policy issues and the specialists of the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision and the Directorate for Human Rights, Access to Justice, and Legal Awareness of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
- How “sex” differs from “gender” and how gender roles were changing in our society over time?
- Why is it important to know and consider it in your everyday work? What is “gender equity” and how does it differ from “gender equality”?
- What are “gender glasses” and why do we need to wear them?
- Why use gender-based analysis during the development of policies in the legal aid system and how to do it?
- How can gender stereotypes influence the quality of policy development?
Pauline Rankin will provide expert support to the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision in the development and implementation in the LA system of the gender-based strategy, aimed at equal rights and possibilities for men and women, integration of gender-based analysis in the policy design, provision of gender-sensitive services, etc.
With a view to developing the gender-based strategy, Pauline Rankin took part in a series of meetings with key stakeholders, including the Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision, the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy Kateryna Levchenko, international and Ukrainian organizations working on the implementation of gender equality and protection of women’s rights in Ukraine.