FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is now carrying-out gender-based analysis as part of its policy development process.

“To move New Brunswick forward, we must ensure differing gender-based needs are addressed,” said Premier Brian Gallant, who is also minister responsible for women’s equality. “Considering the gender impacts supports decision-making that is focused upon achieving greater social equality and it ensures opportunities are maximized for all New Brunswickers.”

The consistent application of gender-based analysis in government decision making is supported by a standardized, evidence-based tool. This allows programs and policies to be designed with a full appreciation of demographic information and life circumstances of diverse groups of women and men, girls, boys and self-identified gender groups.

The province’s gender-based analysis strategy was developed by an interdepartmental working group.