VIDEO: Web Dialogue: Institutionalizing Gender Mainstreaming in Parliament: Participatory Gender Audits and Gender Action Plans

VIDEO: Institutionalizing Gender Mainstreaming in Parliament: Participatory Gender Audits and Gender Action Plans, 24 January 2023, 10:00 - 12:00

gender event graphicWHEN: 24 January 2023, 10:00 - 12:00

WHERE: online (Zoom, CET time zone)

National parliaments of the OSCE region have a unique role to play in the gradual transformation of our societies towards gender equality. National parliaments are well placed to champion the objective of gender equality and promote gender mainstreaming, by responding to the needs and interests of both men and women in their composition, structures, operations, working methods, and day-to-day work. Parliaments are also responsible for producing gender-responsive policy outcomes, through decision-making and the adoption of documents within the competence of the parliaments, or indirectly through gender-sensitive oversight of the performance of the executive.

In 2021, ODIHR published “Realizing Gender Equality in Parliament: A Guide for Parliaments in the OSCE Region”, a practical guide, intended to support the full range of parliamentary actors — from parliamentary leadership teams, members of parliament, and political and parliamentary staff, to parliamentary practitioners and civil society organizations dealing with gender equality issues — in transforming these institutions into gender-sensitive parliaments. The guide is based on an OSCE-wide research project, in co-operation with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and 46 national parliaments of OSCE participating States.

Recognizing that transformation will not come about on its own, nor without a comprehensive and structured reform process, ODIHR and the OSCE PA decided to complement this publication with a practical guidance document on “Participatory Gender Audits”, published in 2022, in English and Russian. (Other relevant reports can be found here.)

To launch the step-by-step guidance document, discuss the application of gender audits and gender action plans in parliaments, and facilitate discussion on possible steps to be taken to work towards gender-sensitive parliaments, the ODIHR and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly are organizing this Joint Web Dialogue.


Please register online here. 

In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact Natali Ashigova, Research Assistant, at [email protected]

Technical information

The event will be held online, via Zoom.

The working language will be English. Translation into Russian and interpretation into international sign language will be provided.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Saša Gavrić, ODIHR Gender Officer, at [email protected]



Nat Parry

Head of Communications and Press

Office: +45 33 37 80 55
Mobile: +45 60 10 81 77
Email: [email protected]

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