TARGET: transatlantic applied research in gender equity training
- What is going on in the international policy arena?
- How are women's issues being advanced?
- Who is advising governments and giving expert opinions?
The Transatlantic Applied Research in Gender Equity Training (TARGET) project focuses on the transformation of feminist knowledge into "gender expertise" by examining the specific process of "gender training" of policy-makers. TARGET is a collaborative project of the Gender and Women's Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Women's Studies Program at Northeastern University in the US, and the QUING network of the European Union.
TARGET is funded by an EU-U.S. Atlantis grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, (FIPSE).
- To develop evaluation criteria for gender mainstreaming training in US development projects
- Compare EU and US gender mainstreaming practices and strengthen networks
- Produce a database of gender experts and training programs
- Conduct expert workshops in the US and three in the EU, to specifically identify best practices in gender mainstreaming training
- Develop a curriculum manual for gender trainers
TARGET partner institutions
Northwestern University Women's Studies Department, USA
QUING Network of the European Union
TARGET partner scholars
Susanne Baer, GenderKompetenzZentrum Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Emanuela Lombardo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin Madison, US
Mieke Verloo, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Kathrin Zippel, Northeastern University, Boston, US