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Gender Equality as a Guiding Principle? – 10 Years of Gender Mainstreaming in the Federal Administration of Germany The implementation of gender mainstreaming in the German federal administration from 1999 to 2009 is described from the perspective of actors of scientific consultancy. From the beginning the process of implementation was focused on the change of administrative routines. Important and innovative results were achieved in this field. But this approach had obvious limitations, because the relevance of objectives of gender equality for the work of each ministry was rarely discussed. Making gender equality a principle that guides the work of the federal government and its administration in fact, requires further well-directed activities.


This work was originally published as "Leitprinzip Gleichstellung?: 10 Jahre Gender Mainstreaming in der deutschen Bundesverwaltung." S. Lewalter and J. Geppert, co-authors. GENDER: Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft 1, no. 1 (2009): 125-41. Made available under a CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 International license

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