2.6 Project Personnel

To ensure that women's issues are adequately emphasized in the conception, implementation, and reporting, courses should be made available to personnel of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation at home and abroad, so they can improve their qualifications in this field. This may be accomplished:
during preparation in foundation headquarters via targeted information about the state of gender-equity in Germany as well as contemporary strategies towards the elimination of the prevailing discrimination, e.g. in political parties and unions, and by paying special attention to gender-specific aspects in materials about geography and culture;
via further-training courses for personnel resulting in the continuous sensitization for the issues involved through gender-awareness programs, workshops, and conferences;
through the participation of local experts in gender-training seminars;
by drawing all local female staff into discussion on the project activities;
via the selection of local staff. Large numbers of local women should be employed, especially in projects which seek to implement a wide-ranging affirmative action program, as they have easier access to women and women's groups.

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2.7 Support Measures from the FEF Headquarters

On-site projects should receive intense support from the headquarters of the FEF.
Womens' promotion should play a prominent role in all planning measures and control instruments (e.g. country concept, project planning instruments, annual reports, etc.). Should it prove to be unachievable, due to local circumstances, this must be justified;
more women must be considered as participants in visitor-programs;
aspects of women's policy should be emphasized among other issues in incoming- programs;
gender-relevant aspects should be emphasized within educational and public relation activities within development cooperation policy.

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