Good Practices

Here are some helpful good practices to reduce your organisation's gender footprint.The lower the footprint, the more gender inclusive your organisation is

Policies

UK best practice: Gender Action Plan

The Gender Action Plan sets out a series of actions that colleges and universities should implement into their own gender action plan and outcomes in order to decrease gender imbalance at their institutions.

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Cypriot best practice: National Certification Body for the Implementation of Good Practices on Gender Equality in the Work Environment

This is the official body which certifies companies which implement policies to ensure gender equality.

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Bulgarian best practice: Work It Out

Work It Out launched the Corporate Equality Index of Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - an LGBTI benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices.

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Slovene best practice: Diverse Gender Identities

This focuses on the importance of integrating all gender identities into the education system.

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Italian best practice: National LGBT Strategy 2013 2016 – UNAR-READY Project

This methodology used here was purposely non-traditional and aimed at changing personal points of view.

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Finnish best practice: Operational model against harassment and bullying, Omnia

The Equality Plan was created in order to increase equality and reduce discrimination and harassment through systematic planning.

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Staff Training

UK best practice: Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit

The Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit covers the challenges schools may face in regard to trans inclusion and provides solutions to make schools and colleges understanding and positive towards transgender children and young people.

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Cypriot best practice: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

MIGS is a non-profit organisation which promotes and contributes to social, political and economic themed projects relating to gender with an emphasis on the Mediterranean region.

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Bulgarian best practice: VentureOUT

VentureOUT offers practical career guidance support to LGBTI people in Bulgaria, and a corporate benchmark index for companies offering a gender inclusive working environment.

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Slovene best practice: Diverse Gender Identities

This focuses on the importance of integrating all gender identities into the education system.

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Italian best practice: Free to be

This focuses on trainers who deal with discrimination and its consequences in everyday life and offers a very practical approach.

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Teaching & Training Practices

UK best practice: Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit

The Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit covers the challenges schools may face in regard to trans inclusion and provides solutions to make schools and colleges understanding and positive towards transgender children and young people.

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Cypriot best practice: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

MIGS is a non-profit organisation which promotes and contributes to social, political and economic themed projects relating to gender with an emphasis on the Mediterranean region.

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Bulgarian best practice: Schools for All?

Schools for All? is a study of the gender inclusive environment at secondary schools in Sofia, based on which the key requirements for a gender positive organisation have been set.

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Slovene best practice: Being Seen, Understood and Accepted

A school hosts a special club in which students with different gender identities can discuss diverse topics and challenges, demonstrating teachers’ commitment to fostering a supportive and accepting school environment.

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Italian best practice: All right(s)

This innovative approach is based on the use of real-life stories as a training tool.

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Finnish best practice: TiNA and WomEqual project

This project promotes technical jobs to female students.

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Communication

UK best practice: Fearless Futures

This is the only UK organisation running multi-week equality and leadership development programmes for girls in schools.

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Cypriot best practice: Committee for Gender Equality in Employment and Vocational Training

The Committee for Gender Equality in Employment and Vocational Training monitors the application of law by the concerning Service of Labour Ministry and Social Insurances (the Department of Labour) and has an advisory role.

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Bulgarian best practice: Don’t be Scared, It’s Just Love

Don’t be Scared, It’s Just Love was a public campaign which aimed at showing same-sex couples in public, in moments of affection and love.

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Slovene best practice: Positive Acceptance

A transgender student was positively accepted by her school peers. Consequently, the school’s counselling service got in touch with LGBTQ associations to seek further guidance and shine a light on this tolerant response.

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Finnish best practice: Equality Week, Stadin ammattiopisto

The Equality Week aims to engage students and create interesting events where students, teachers and equality experts can interact.

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