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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
Quotas aren't anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Timothy Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and iKNOW Politics Expert Johanna Rickne in their paper. The abstract is provided below. Abstract...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Gender Budgeting - An Equality Policy Strategy
Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting are fixtures of the debates and documents of the international women’s movement. Politically active women all over the world have developed gender mainstreaming as a strategy to enable them to emerge from...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Global Parliamentary Conference 2015
The Global Parliamentary Conference (GPC) is the Parliamentary Network’s flagship event co-organised by the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF (PN), World Bank Group (WBG), and International Monetary Fund (IMF), providing...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies
The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Gender Sensitive Parliaments
Presentation made by Professor Drude Dahlerup of the University of Stockholm at the Conference on Effective and Sustainable Participation of women in elected assemblies, held in Algiers, December 10-11.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Guaranteeing Equality between Women and Men in the Constitution
A paper on gender sensitive constitution drafting in phases of transition.   (We invite our users to read the complete report here)
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Gender in the Malestream – Acceptance of Women and Gender Equality in Different United Nations Organisations
The author outlines changing approaches to women’s issues and gender equality in theUN system both before and since the International Women’s Year in 1975 and describeshow different UN organisations followed up the recommendations made by the...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Getting Our History Right: How Were the Equal Rights of Women and Men Included in the Charter of the United Nations?
The article analyzes the founding conference of the United Nations to find out how a nearly completely male-dominated assembly proclaimed the equal rights of men and women as part of the fundamental human rights. The participation and proceedings of...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Networking and Advocacy Work in Uganda: Controlling the Agenda and Strategies of Resistance
This article examines the relationships between various actors in Uganda who have an interest in advocacy on gender issues.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Gender Differences In Mobilization For Collective Action: Case Studies Of Villages In Northern Nigeria
This research paper focuses on gender and social capital in northern Nigeria and attempts to fill some of the knowledge gaps withing existing gender relations. It discusses the impact of gender roles on collective action and access to resources.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Guatemalan Case Study on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries
This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two elections which took place during the post-...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Gender and Energy: How is Gender Relevant to Sustainable Energy Policies?
This paper emphasizes the importance of a gender-based approach to national energy policies. It explains how the differing roles of men and women affect their energy needs and concerns, and how gender equity is essential to sustainable development...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender Mainstreaming in Parliaments: International Best Practices
This paper serves as a guideline for parliamentarians to facilitate the process of gender mainstreaming in Viet Nam by providing examples of best practices employed by parliaments around the world. It highlights the emerging gender issues with...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender-sensitive and Pro-poor Indicators of Governance
This paper argues that effective poverty eradication measures and pro-poor governance indicators must take into account women's perspectives and needs. It explores the extent to which existing indicators of governance are gender-sensitive and pro-...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender and Poverty: An Analysis for Action
This paper explores the gendered dimensions of poverty, of poverty-producing processes, and of the methods for formulating gender-sensitive poverty eradication measures within the context of development.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender and Poverty
This article examines the various approaches to understanding the relationship between women and poverty. It discusses traditional methods of analysis, which focus primarily on female-headed households, as well as new conceptualizations of poverty...