APPEAR, as a programme of the Austrian Development Cooperation, aims to contribute to gender equality and to the individual and collective empowerment of women. This means that equal participation of women and men is envisaged in all areas and that gender dimensions are integrated systematically at all programme levels. Gender is an integral part of the contemporary discourse in science and research and thus represents an added value regarding the societal relevance of the project outcome. A gender-specific analysis of the context in which the research and/or the project takes place is required to understand social structures and institutions of the project and research environment. In addition, gender-specific measures and activities throughout the entire project cycle are crucial. Gender mainstreaming means incorporating gender perspectives in all processes, activities and measures and is an essential aspect of APPEAR.
Gender Mainstreaming links
SDG Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Gender equality is relevant to all aspects of political and social life and is thus one of the 17 UN goals in a series of gender-related objectives and indicators.
EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III
The agenda for gender equality and women’s empowerment in EU external action.
Austrian Development Cooperation and Gender Equality
A collection of documents, assessments, policy papers and links at the website of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).
European Institute for Gender Equality
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is committed to equal opportunities for men and women, fighting discrimination, and raising awareness of gender-related matters. The website contains comprehensive information, materials and a glossary on the topic of gender equality for the general public.
Toolkit - Gender in EU-funded research
Funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Capacities programme the toolkit and training packages were developed to give the research community practical tools to integrate gender aspects into EU research. It is a very useful toolkit for all kind of research projects.
Wikigender is an online platform to share research, data and solutions to advance gender equality.
This website offers a collection of publications, infographics, photo galleries, videos, interviews, audios, events and seminars, statistics and toolkits.
Promotion of women and gender studies at Austrian higher education institutions
This website offers an overview of offices for the promotion of women and gender studies at Austrian higher education institutions.