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Top Ten Don’ts of GBA+

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GBA+ helps ensure that everyone can benefit equally from government programs and services, regardless of the many identity factors that make us unique.

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Benefit equally
Programs
Services
Identity factors
Unique)

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But there are some common misconceptions that can prevent you from doing a comprehensive GBA+.

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Comprehensive)

Here are the Top 10 “don’ts” to watch out for to help sharpen your GBA+ reflex!

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Number 10 – Only mention that the proposal will benefit both men and women.

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Only mention that the proposal will benefit
Men
Women)

GBA+ helps us move beyond the gender binary by assessing impacts on diverse groups of people of all genders, and by supporting strategies to mitigate impacts.

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Helps us move beyond the gender binary
Supporting
Strategies
Mitigate
Impacts)

Number 9 – When asking Cabinet for a mandate to negotiate an agreement or contract, indicate that a GBA+ cannot be conducted until the negotiation is complete.

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Mandate to negotiate an agreement or contract
A GBA+ cannot be conducted until the negotiation is complete)

GBA+ can help to inform objectives and the negotiation.

For example, whose point of view is reflected in defining the problem?

Who will be at the negotiation table?

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Inform objectives & the negotiation
Whose point of view is reflected in defining the problem?
Who will be at the table?)

Number 8 – Indicate that the proposal is designed to target vulnerable groups and does not require a GBA+.

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The proposal is designed to target vulnerable groups)

GBA+ can help ensure that actions targeting vulnerable groups achieve greater equality for diverse groups of people.

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Actions targeting vulnerable groups
Achieve greater equality
Diverse groups of people)

Number 7 – After failing to conduct a GBA+ for a proposal to Cabinet, pledge to do it during implementation.

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After failing to conduct a GBA+
Proposal
Pledge to do a GBA+ during
Implementation)

GBA+ must be part of the proposal itself!

Ministers need thorough analysis to inform all of their decisions.

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Must be part of the proposal itself!
Analysis
Inform all decisions)

Number 6 – Indicate that the proposal meets a low-risk criteria, making GBA+ unnecessary.

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Indicate that the proposal meets a low-risk criteria)

Embrace every opportunity to discuss the impacts of an initiative; your analysis might shed light on emerging issues.

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Discuss the impacts of an initiative
Emerging issues)

Remember that processes such as Government responses support the public interest.

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Number 5 – Provide disaggregated statistics only, without offering corresponding analysis.

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Provide disaggregated statistics only,
Without offering corresponding analysis)

Although gathering disaggregated data is key to a good GBA+, it’s only one part of the process.

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(Text on screen: Gathering disaggregated data is key to a good GBA+
It’s only one part of the process)

Quantitative and qualitative data serve to assess potential impacts, identify possible mitigation strategies and inform the proposal.

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Assess potential impacts
Identify possible mitigation strategies
Inform the proposal)

Number 4 – Only discuss employment equity considerations.

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Only discuss employment equity considerations)

GBA+ helps us move beyond providing equal opportunities, to advancing more equitable impacts of the opportunities.

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Helps us move beyond providing
Equal opportunities, to advancing more
Equitable impacts of the opportunities)

Number 3 – Say that there are women on your Board.

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Say that there are women on your board)

While important, securing gender parity on a Board does not change the requirement for GBA+ to inform all Cabinet proposals.

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Requirement for GBA+ to inform all cabinet proposal)s

Number 2 – Refer to a past GBA+ as a reason why one isn’t required this time.

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As a reason why gba+ isn’t required)

GBA+ must be part of each stage of analysis.

Although a past GBA+ can provide valuable input, a new proposal will have its own diversity-related considerations.

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(Text on screen: GBA+ Must be part of each stage of analysis
A past gba+ can provide valuable input)
A new proposal will have its own diversity-related considerations

Also, recently generated data and research could help you update and refine the findings of an older GBA+.

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Update and refine an older GBA+)

Number 1 – Conduct a superficial analysis, failing to show that your analysis is based on data and research, or that analysis informed or shaped the proposal.

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Conduct a superficial analysis
Analysis is based on data and research
Analysis
Informed or
Shaped the proposal)

This is the classic example of a GBA+ that is tacked on at the last minute, with little consideration for the proposal put before Ministers.

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GBA+ That is tacked on at the last minute
With little consideration for the proposal)

Start your GBA+ earlier, so that it informs the design and development of your proposed options.

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Informs the design and development of your proposed options)

GBA+ is a way to create stronger, more inclusive government initiatives.

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Is a way to create
Stronger
Inclusive)

To learn more, visit the GBA+ GCpedia page and join the GCconnex GBA+ community.

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Join the GCconnex GBA+ community
Department for Women and Gender Equality)

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as represented by the Minister for Women and Gender Equality, 2019)

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