Gender and youth
Based on all available data and reports, NALAS finds it essential to design activities and
measures towards enhanced inclusion of young people and women in local government
affairs in South East Europe. The strategy for addressing these issues at NALAS includes:
• Promote exchange of experience and successful projects among members;
• Scaling up national projects;
• Sign and become an Ambassador of the European Charter for Equality of Women and
Men in Local Life;
• Engage in promotion of participation of young people and women at local elections;
• Strive for greater youth and gender balance in NALAS governing bodies;
• Develop publication policies for balanced representation of female and young issues;
• Include stories on women and young people in LG in NALAS communication materials:
newsletter, digest, website;
• Include a section of gender and youth in NALAS Knowledge Tree;
• Establish a Focal point on Gender and Youth in each NALAS member and through
them a gender and youth network.
In this edition of the Newsletter, you will read about inspiring women and men and the changes they make in their communities. You will also learn about different tools and best practices that might be used in your own context. We encourage you to try them and inform us about your successes that will be featured in our next issues.
Call for participants for the e-learning course in “Introduction of Gender Mainstreaming at Local Level” 15.01.2018
Interested to learn about the gender issue and its relevance for the individual and the society? How does our gender identity influence opportunities and obstacles in the society regardless if we are aware of it or not? How local governments shall work for gender equality?
NALAS Association Development Task Force today focuses on gender mainstreaming in the Network-integration of gender perspective in the NALAS strategic, planning and statutory documents, as a contribution to mainstreaming gender at local level.
Do you think we are all equal? Not yet. Check out our latest infographic on Gender issues and see how gender equality is to be pursued at local level. We must and can do more! Empowering women empowers the whole society.
The course has 4 modules and will be delivered during 4 weeks (6 November-4 December 2017).
NALAS is seeking for competent Gender Expert whose assignment objective is to support strengthening the gender mainstreaming in the NALAS statutory and strategic documents as well as development of the capacities of its members – Local Government Associations and their municipalities.
NALAS work in the area of gender mainstreaming at local level in South-East Europe was presented at the regional conference "Promoting the values of gender equality: Civil society for social changes", organised in Skopje, Macedonia, on 28 September 2016.
The Annual Forum of Local Authorities of South-East Europe confirms solidarity of local governments in dealing with challenges 21.05.2015