Gender Mainstreaming in Government Programs: Between Administrative Rigorism and Demand for Public Sphere
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- gender mainstreaming, government program, administrative rigorism, public sphere
The program of gender mainstreaming of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries came across many problems. The Ministry admitted the difficulties in implementing the principle of gender mainstreaming in strategic, tactical and operational aspects. This fact has raised the question of how public sphere should be taken care of to get individual involvement. After scrutinizing some aspects in the program implementation, this article tries to depict the urgency of public sphere management in government programs from Habermas’ perspective. Individual involvement in public sphere is examined through the identification of its types according to Günter Bentele and Howard Nothhaft. This issue is also observed through discussions focused on the acknowledgement of women’s presence therein which is analyzed through Hannah Arendt’s concepts of freedom and plurality. By doing this I found a tendency towards a simplification of what is being discussed in public sphere. A strictly arranged two-way and supposedly gender-responsive communication organized by the program manager turned out to be an absence of discussion as well as lack of mutual critiques in public sphere. The presence of women basically demonstrates the individual as well as collective awareness to be involved in this program. Lack of systemic support and existential communication to realize this program has contributed to little involvement of women in public sphere. Lesson learned from this program is that an administratively well-planned program does not necessarily guarantee that a public sphere is always ready to support the program of strategic communication including that of the government.
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TY - CONF AU - Lucy Max AU - Ismi Dwi Astuti Nurhaeni PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - Gender Mainstreaming in Government Programs: Between Administrative Rigorism and Demand for Public Sphere BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 409 EP - 416 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.062 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.062 ID - Max2020 ER -