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Monday, April 10, 2017
Guide on Women’s Political Networks: Defining Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Fostering Change
Since 1995, the world average of women in parliament has grown from 11.3 percent to 22.7 percent. Although progress is slow going, multiple initiatives can be credited for building momentum behind equal representation. The Beijing Platform for Action, an agenda for women’s empowerment, is one...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Guide on Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality
The constitution-building process provides an extraordinary opportunity for women and gender-equality advocates to participate in the framing of democratic institutions. The Constitution Assessment for Women’s Equality helps users analyse a constitution or draft constitution from the perspective of...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Gender mainstreaming research services
Overview Promoting gender equality outcomes in parliament Gender equality and gender mainstreaming: key definitions Gender research: questions driving gender research across all policy areas Collecting and using sex–disaggregated data Gender analysis  
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Gender Equality in Elected Office: A Six-Step Action Plan
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has repeatedly stressed the importance of ensuring equal rights of men and women; accordingly, participating States have agreed to take all actions necessary to promote equally effective participation of men and women in political,...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Guidelines for Women's Caucuses
Women account for only about 20 per cent of the world’s MPs. In nearly every country they form a minority in parliament, an institution traditionally governed according to the principles and worldviews of their predominantly male memberships.   Under these conditions, women MPs tend to coalesce...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Gender in Local Governments: A Handbook for Trainers
This Sourcebook aims at providing local governments with the tools to better understand the importance of gender in the decision-making process and to reach better solutions for the communities they serve. For this publication the following key issues of local governance have been selected:...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment
  The recommendations in Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment offer multiple policies to speed up gender equality. As every country has its own specific social, political, economic and historical circumstances no single approach will work, but...
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Gender Equality and Justice Programming: Equitable Access to Justice for Women
This primer outlines the major obstacles and barriers women face in accessing justice and suggests strategies and interventions to overcome these challenges. Gender mainstreaming is not a goal in itself, but rather a strategy towards achieving equality between men and women. The majority of this...
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Gender Responsive Budgeting and Aid Effectiveness Knowledge Briefs
This series of knowledge briefs was produced by UNIFEM on the basis of research conducted under the European Commission-supported programme ‘Integrating Gender Responsive Budgeting into the Aid Effectiveness Agenda’. The research, which was carried out in ten countries (Cameroon, Ethiopia, India,...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Gender Equality and Justice Programming: Equitable Access to Justice for Women
This primer outlines the major obstacles and barriers women face in accessing justice and suggests strategies and interventions to overcome these challenges. Gender mainstreaming is not a goal in itself, but rather a strategy towards achieving equality between men and women. The majority of this...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Guidelines for Gender Sensitive Disaster Management
These guidelines are a set of practical steps to assist governments, the non state sector and civil society to respond to women’s concerns and needs in post disaster situations. The guidelines have been developed based on the reports of the survey of women’s human rights violations in the aftermath...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Gender Checklist for CPR Project Formulation
This checklist is aimed at facilitating more effective integration of gender during project formulation stages. The checklist should be used by project and programme officers, gender advisors, gender focal points and project managers to integrate gender from the beginning of project development.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to provide policymakers and practitioners with a practical introduction to why gender issues are important in the security sector reform and what can be done to integrate them. It includes the following twelve chapters/tools: 1. Security Sector Reform and Gender; 2. Police...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Equality in Education - Beyond Access
This guide is designed to help education and gender campaigners, and organisations and coalitions, work more effectively with the media to promote gender-equitable education. It explores issues relating to gender equality in education and contains practical advice on working with the media.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: A Toolkit
This toolkit presents a comprehensive understanding of gender mainstreaming and how it can be put into practice. It is primarily designed for public policy and development practitioners who are not experts in gender issues, but who nonetheless are charged with the day-to-day responsibility of...
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Gender Responsive Budgeting in Practice: A Training Manual
This manual specifically seeks to build understanding of gender responsive budgeting as a tool for promoting gender equity, accountability to women’s rights as well as efficiency and transparency in budget policies and processes. It adds value to the wealth of training resources on GRB firstly...
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Gender-sensitive And Pro-poor Indicators Of Good Governance
This paper discusses the extent to which existing indicators of governance are gender-sensitive and pro-poor and how governance indicators could be made more gender-sensitive and pro-poor. It also describes additional indicators that might better capture the gender and poverty dimensions of...
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Gender Guide to World Bank and IMF Policy-Based Lending
This guide highlights four reforms often tied to World Bank and IMF policy-based loans that intensify gender inequality and undermine the ability of women and girls to break out of poverty. It also provides a number of resources, relevant topics and ideas for further action.