New guidelines for gender-differentiated legislative impact assessment

In 2019, new guidelines for gender-differentiated legislative impact assessment in Germany were drafted. Within the project at hand, this draft has been theoretically and practically validated and prepared for publication.
The theoretical validation focused on relating the draft to current gender research findings. The breakdown of possible effects and mechanisms into topic areas and examples was of particular interest here. The topic areas and examples are based on the categorisation of the gender equality index (GEI) of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). They are intended to raise awareness in the legislative process of anticipating unintended side effects of legal regulations and enable actors to take them into account in the legislative process.
The theoretical validation was followed by a practical validation, in which the practicability of the test scheme was evaluated with the help of an online workshop. On this basis, the guidelines were finalized and handed over to the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.