El desafío de la equidad de género en Colombia y la estrategia del Mainstreaming
La Manzana de la Discordia
This essay starts out drawing up a balance of the gender policies in Colombia, weighing their achievements and limitations. Central aspects of gender mainstreaming policies are presented (defining gender mainstreaming as an initiative placing the gender perspective at the center of attention in all areas of social development, and all types of institutional and legislative activities), showing these strategies to be a new challenge for people involved in these policies and for society in
... r society in general, concluding with some reflections on the consequences and social impact of an adequate implementation of gender, chief among them closing the gap between the opportunities for both sexes. In the framework of the process of institutionalization of governmental organisms for the promotion of women's rights, some strategies and actions carried out at present by the Office of the Presidential Counsel for Equity for Women are outlined. The essay concludes with a summary of the drawbacks and limitations of the institutionalization process.