Advisory Board for Gender Equality
The Advisory Board for Gender Equality has been operating since 2001. The committee grapples with issues related to gender equality among women and men at a local authority level in order to ensure that local authority decisions neither create advantages for one sex or disadvantages for the other.
The Advisory Board for Gender Equality has 24 women and men with voting rights and other advisory members. The Gender Equality Officer of the City of Leipzig is the chairperson of the board.
The members of the Advisory Board select priority issues every year. The continual division of the meetings into two set parts has proven to be a major benefit.
There is a public session at the beginning and, following this, non-public discussions. As a result, interested women and men can attend the public presentations, ask questions and submit proposals. The makeup of the Advisory Board in particular (political groups from the city council, chambers, unions, women's associations, women's organisations in the parties, university, etc.) introduces different specialist interests and therefore ensures that very varied points of view are heard.
After starting its work in 2001, the Advisory Board for Gender Equality can point to excellent cooperation and the successful introduction of initiatives and decisions, by way of summary. Its work has resulted in recommendations and applications that have been passed on to the administration departments and the city council. The board meets four times a year.
The fourth legislative period for the Advisory Board for Gender Equality starts with the inaugural meeting in the first quarter of the year. The agenda and the minutes of the latest meeting can be viewed via the new "ALLRIS" electronic council information system in digital form if you use the following link: https://ratsinfo.leipzig.de