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A Better Understanding of Gender Mainstreaming in Environmental Policies

I S Putri1, I D A Nurhaeni2, and D G Suharto2

1Masters Program in Public Administration Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.

2Public Administration Program Study, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.


Public policies are made to solve public problems. A problem can be said to be a public problem if reality and expectations are different. Women and men have the opportunity to participate in gender equitable development. One of the key components for the successful implementation of Gender Mainstreaming is the formulation of gender-responsive policies, namely policies that are able to respond to differences in experiences, aspirations and needs between women and men. This article discusses the importance of gender mainstreaming policies and innovations carried out by the Secretary General as a driver institution for gender mainstreaming, realizing gender equality and justice within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF). It is a descriptive qualitative research with respondents from Policy Makers in the Secretary General of MoEF with purposive sampling. The data were collected through questionnaires, focus group discussion. Data were analyzed using a systematic literature review (SLR) model. Secretary General of MoEF has attempted to initiate gender mainstreaming into activities organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Starting from having a gender policy through the Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry Number P.31/MENLHK/SETJEN/SET.1/5/2017, to the innovations carried out by driver institution, for example, Story Telling about gender mainstreaming in 2020th, and the Gender Festival held in 2021th. Innovations are tangible evidence from the MoEF to realize gender equality and justice from the site level to Echelon I. Conclusion of this article is that gender mainstreaming policies are important for incorporated into the MoEF’s environmental and forestry policies.

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