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A multi-strand approach to promoting equalities and human rights in policy making

Parken, Alison 2010. A multi-strand approach to promoting equalities and human rights in policy making. Policy & Politics 38 (1) , pp. 79-99. 10.1332/030557309X445690

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New European Union policy is to be subject to equality impact assessment for all strands of inequality and multiple discrimination (European Commission, 2006). This article discusses research that tested a gender mainstreaming model for its ability to reveal intersectional inequalities. The resulting collaborative multi-strand model situates intersectional enquiry at a structural level, enables the integration of equalities and human rights approaches and supports prioritisation without reductively homogenising 'strand' specific inequalities. This is a step towards intersectional working. Gaining satisfactory intersectional evidence will require improved quantitative data collection, the revaluing of qualitative data, and collaborative working between 'equality makers and policy makers'.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Policy Press
ISSN: 0305-5736
Funders: DCLG / Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 August 2017
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 06:39

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