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Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Fiscal Policy, Accountability and Voice: The Examples of Gender Responsive Budget Initiatives
This paper argues that participatory budgeting and analysis - whether it is pro-poor, environment-sensitive or gender responsive - offers a new and innovative means of encouraging a balanced distribution of public resources and ensuring government...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Essays on Gender and Governance
The essays in this volume explore the multiple factors that influence the process of engendering governance in complex societies. They focus particularly on the changing roles of various actors such as women’s movements, the state and civil society...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries: Experiences from Mozambique
This paper examines the case of women's participation in electoral processes in Mozambique. It investigates gender-sensitive legislation, voter registration and education, political parties, and training of women candidates.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Engendering Macroeconomics and Macroeconomics Policies
This article discusses the relevance of gender in the context of macroeconomic analysis, arguing that macroeconomic policies are gender-biased in their effects and that gender inequalities at the micro- and meso- levels have macroeconomic...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Elimination of Violence Against Women in Partnership with Men
This article encompasses material that was prepared for a training workshop on eliminating violence against women (VAW). It highlights ideas, concepts, policies, approaches and strategies for a greater involvement and engagement of men to eliminate...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Creating Spaces for Change: Women's Empowerment and the Case of Panchayati Raj in India
This research paper examines the theory of women’s empowerment, and explores the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers in implementing this theory. Using the case study of women in panchayati raj (Indian village councils), the author...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Constitutional Provisions and Enhancing Participation of Women in Elections
This paper discusses the participation of women in post-conflict societies and examines the problems they face in their efforts to participate in elections. It also describes the legislative measures that have been taken in several countries to...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Conflict and a Gendered Parliamentary Response
This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions. It argues that women and men are differently affected by conflict, and that a...
Monday, February 12, 2007
The Enhancement of Women’s Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-Conflict Countries: The Case of Rwanda
This paper analyzes the progress made in Rwanda with respect to women's political participation after the adoption of the new Rwandan Constitution. It looks at Rwanda's current political commitment to women's empowerment, the changes ushered in by...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Women's Participation in Decision-Making and Leadership: A Global Perspective
This paper was delivered at the Conference on Women in Decision-Making in Cooperatives held in Tagatay City, Philippines in May 1997. It assesses the current levels of women's participation in decision-making and leadership globally, explains the...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women in the Caribbean Regional Assessment
This paper reviews the extent to which national institutions and agencies in the Caribbean region have implemented adequate institutional and structural changes to facilitate the advancement of women. It provides an overview of the achievements made...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Women in Power and Decision-Making in the Caribbean
This paper examines the range of actions/strategies taken to advance the agenda of the Beijing Platform for Action in the Caribbean region. It focuses particularly on the advancement of women in power and decision-making positions within...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Act Now! A Resource Guide for Young Women on HIV/AIDS
This guide is based on a three-week on-line discussion on young women and HIV/AIDS, hosted by The Association for Women's Rights in Development and UNIFEM. It provides an overview of the on-line discussions, highlights young women’s leadership in...