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Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Lobbying for Women's Political Rights: Strategies for Poland and Ukraine
This report describes a collaborative project between the Center for Russian, Central and East European Studies at Rutgers University; the Information Center on Women’s Organizations and Initiatives (OSKA) in Poland; and the Kharkiv Center for Women...
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Legislative Advocacy for Women's Rights: Training Candidates for Local Elections in Cotabato, Philippines
The project, “Legislative Advocacy for Women’s Rights,” aimed to facilitate Filipino women's full, informed participation in political life by increasing their presence in local elections and government, focusing primarily on the Cotabato Province...
Friday, February 23, 2007
Key Skills for Women Candidates and Leaders
Are there skills that women lack that keep them from succeeding in politics? If yes, what are the skills that women lack?
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships
This paper identifies an initial set of considerations to ensure that gender equality is central to the aid effectiveness agenda. It is intended for policy makers currently adjusting to the new aid modalities; women's rights advocates at the...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Transforming the Mainstream: Gender in UNDP
This publication discusses the key issues in gender mainstreaming, learning from the efforts of UNDP and its partners in government and civil society organizations, as well as in bilateral and multilateral agencies. It operates on the premise that...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund: 2003 Annual Report
This annual report evaluates the progress made by the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across the globe. It provides a summary of the Fund's 2003 activities, and highlights global efforts made...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Gender Question (Chapter excerpt from the Orissa Human Development Report 2004)
The Orissa Human Development Report 2004 analyzes the Indian state's attainments vis-à-vis three basic tenets that define human development: livelihood, health and education, as well as some key issues central to human development such as food...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Information and Communications Technology: The Gender Dimension
This report discusses the barriers to women’s access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It points out that women are underrepresented among ICT users, and that they are nearly absent as substantive producers of technology or...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Final Evaluation of UNDP Semipalatinsk Programme Outcomes
This report evaluates the outcomes of the UNDP Semipalatinsk Programme, which aimed at alleviating poverty and raising living standards among women, small-scale entrepreneurs and rural people in the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan.
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
Enhancing the Role of Women: UNDP Yemen Electoral Support Programme
This presentation focuses on the efforts of the UNDP Yemen Electoral Support Programme to enhance women's political participation in Yemen. It outlines the programme's strategic areas of support, with a particular focus on voter education. It was...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Electoral Assistance
This fact sheet explains how to promote the involvement of women as informed and empowered voters. It discusses strategies such as supporting civic and voter education campaigns that target women, responding to cultural factors that can inhibit...
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
Women in Mongolia: Mapping Progress Under Transition
This case study describes the experiences of Mongolian women in the context of the political and economic transformation of their country. It analyzes the current status of these women and describes what they need to do to advance within their...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Progress of South Asian Women 2005
This report analzyes the status of women in South Asia within the framework of the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Platform for Action. It presents a snapshot of the situation of women in South Asia and an overview of the...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Evaluating the Status of Iraqi Women in Light of the Beijing Platform for Action
This case study examines the status of Iraqi women after the 1995 Beijing International Conference on Women. It identifies the obstaclesthat continue to hamper their development, and looks at the situation of women with respect to several topics:...
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...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Positioning Pacific Women for Progress, Politics and Peace
This report provides an overview of a UNIFEM-sponsored training programme and congress on women's political participation in the Pacific region. It contains a summary of the discussions from these events, which focused on two main themes: the...