Revision and digitalization of the Working Aid Gender Impact Assessment "Gender Mainstreaming in the Preparation of Legislation"

The project’s task was to revise the Working Aid Gender Impact Assessment "Gender Mainstreaming in the Preparation of Legislation" from 2007 and to prepare its digitalization within the framework of electronic legislation.


At first, the project identified content that needs to be revised to adapt the working aid to current societal and legal developments. To do this, InGFA could resort to the extensive expertise of the “Agency for the Third Gender Equality Report of the German Federal Government”, which took part in the conceptualization of the original working aid.
The working aid’s main intention is to create awareness of the impacts of laws within the existing gender structures and thus, to foster the development of legislation with positive or at least neutral effects on gender equality. Moreover, the federal government’s gender equality goals are to become an integral part of legislation. Additionally, the project explores to what extent guidelines for legislative impact assessment can react to current gender-related scientific findings as well as legal developments.