JiM aims to strengthen the government agencies work on gender mainstreaming. Gender mainstreaming is the government's main strategy for achieving the equality policy goals. Gender mainstreaming involves (re)organizing, improving, developing and evaluating the decision-making process, so that an equality perspective is incorporated into all decisions, at all levels and all stages of processes, by the participants who normally are involved in the decision making.
The purpose is to contribute to meet the goals of gender equality policy goals that concern women and men having the same power to shape society and their own lives. This in turn is structured as six sub-goals:
* An even distribution of power and influence.
* Financial gender equality
* Equal education
* An even distribution of unpaid domestic and care work.
* Equal health
* Men's violence against women must cease
JiM is judged to be more successful in comparison with similar initiatives. The government agencies have changed their way of working and thus increased gender equality for their target groups. Several of the government agencies' results have great potential to help achieve the gender equality policy goals. Therefore, it can be said that the purpose of JiM has been achieved, but that the goals have not been fully achieved yet.
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The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, MUCF- The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society, The Swedish Arts Council, Public Art Agency Sweden, Swedish Performing Arts Agency, The Sami Parliament
The following recommendations have been made:
* Clarify the government agencies' gender equality mandate.
* Take advantage of the competence of the entire Government Offices of Sweden and the government agencies.
* Continue to provide an external support function.
* Concentrate resources/prioritise government agencies with special relevance.