Gender Sensitivity in Decision Making Process in Regional Council of Representatives of Gorontalo Province
This article aims to analyze and describe gender sensitivity in the decision-making process in the regional parliament of Gorontalo province. The method used in this article is a qualitative descriptive method. This method refers to the identification or characteristics that distinguish groups of people, objects and events. Data analysis used in qualitative research is an interactive model analysis consisting of three components of analysis namely: (1) Data reduction; (2) Data Presentations; (3) Data Verification and Conclusion Drawing. The results of the article show that: Gender sensitivity in the process of adopting decisions for women Regional People's Representative Assembly members at the Gorontalo Regional People's Legislative Council which includes involvement in determining alternative policies and participating in contributing ideas and arguing in forums is not optimal enough. This is due to the weak ability of women Regional People's Representative Assembly members to maintain the policy environment, their lack of work experience, and the limited intellectual capacity of women Regional People's Representative Assembly members in fighting for gender-sensitive policies. For this reason, the author suggests that members of the Gorontalo Provincial Regional People's Representative Assembly always increase their productivity, effectiveness, responsibility and responsibility in fighting for women's interests. Besides that, women Regional People's Representative Assembly members need to practice their communication style so they can maximize their aspirations in policy-making forums, both at the legislative and executive levels.