Mind the GAPP (Gender Aware Policies & Processes)

Mind the GAPP is ERA's project to advocate for improved gender machinery at a Federal Government level. 

Current government policy development processes and systems do not adequately account for gender and women's experiences. In the past we have had stronger gender analysis in Government. Over recent decades, these practices have  diminished.

To achieve gender aware, responsive and transformative processes and systems within government, we do not have to start from scratch. By resurrecting gender aware policies and processes and investing in gender-responsive systems within government, we can improve policy outcomes so that they benefit all women in their diversity. 

Government can take the following steps to better integrate gender considerations:

  1. The Sustainable Development Goals must be implemented and monitored in a gender-responsive way through a central agency across Government. 
  2. Data must be gender disaggregated and responsive. 
  3. Budgets must be gender responsive. 
  4. Leadership and decision-making positions must be shared       equally. 



In D ecember 2010