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Too Few Resources Dedicated to Committees on Gender Equality

Sun 2.4.2017 11:55 pm

In many cases, dedicated committees on Gender Equality or Equal Opportunities exist at research institutions and universities. However, sometimes these committees do not have enough available resources in terms of time, human and financial availability. The scarcity of resources may cause that positive action plans (PAPs) formulated by academic institutions, where actions to promote gender equality are formulated and planned for the following years,   just remain a dead letter without concrete opportunities of being implemented. For example,  since 2006 the Italian government required public organizations (thus state universities) to formulate PAPs through dedicated committees called CUG (Unified Committee of Guarantee); however, the law does not provide any guideline to evaluate the contents of the PAPs or the level of the actual implementation of the planned actions.

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To improve the effectiveness of existing dedicated committees,  a clear commitment of the high level management of the university and of the departments is needed, as well as the explicit intent to go beyond the simple fulfillment of bureaucratic and legislative obligations.

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To improve the effectiveness of existing dedicated committees,  a clear commitment of the high level management of the university and of the departments is needed, as well as the explicit intent to go beyond the simple fulfillment of bureaucratic and legislative obligations.

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Submitted by Francesca De Rienzo on Tue, 2017-06-06 09:40

Right. This is probably the main issue to be tackled.

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