The Equality Journey Goes to School

The Equality Journey Goes to School

We are piloting our Equality Journey tool in a new environment: schools! And it is students who are using it to analyse their schools from a gender perspective and design actions to promote equality.

Finland + Pisa-study = Gender Equality?

When the rest of the world is asking what does Finland do right due to Pisa, in Finland we continue to be very keen to discuss the “poor” boys and how to help them. There is not one solution as there are too many explanations why it looks like this. A lot of teachers in the schools also acknowledge that it is not a single question about boys and girls, but about different boys and girls being very successful or less successful in school. Factors as class, mother tongue or geographical location are more visible on the field, but they are still strongly connected with the question of gender. 

Too much information, or too little? – in gender budgeting

Gender budgeting is often used for mapping the distribution of resources in an organization. The principle is at first glance quite simple: how much money goes to which post in the budget, and how many women/men is taking part of this. 

Widening the view

Widening the view

This spring, the Equality Journey has been widening it’s horizons even more. This Spring, I (Christina) was invited first to Colombia to share my knowledge on statistics and equality analyzes. I brought, of course, the Equality Journey. Later, in a trainee program of East African ‘districts’ (municipalities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). 

Top Bad Reasons to Talk about Gender Equality from your Organization

Top Bad Reasons to Talk about Gender Equality from your Organization

Do you want to start doing something related to women’s equality in your organization? Sometimes good intentions can lead to bad ideas. Keep reading to make sure you don’t mess it up!

Reflections after a conference: CEMR on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Bilbao 2018)

Reflections after a conference: CEMR on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Bilbao 2018)

This week the Equality Journey’s core team: Christina, Laura and Malin-, was united at the European CEMR Conference in Bilbao, Spain. The CEMR is the Council of European Municipalities and Regions and they promote gender equality at local level through the Charter on Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. After three days, what are our general reflections?