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Thursday, July 19, 2007
Analyzing Legislation From A Gender Perspective
This presentation explains the terms used in gender mainstreaming work such as gender analysis, gender budgeting, gender equality and gender equity. It describes the gaps existing in gender equality and comparative strategies employed by governments...
Friday, May 11, 2007
National Machinery, Action Plans and Gender Mainstreaming in the Council of Europe Member States
This report evaluates the progress made by Council of Europe member states since the Beijing conference. It provides updated information on national machinery, action plans and gender mainstreaming strategies set up to promote equality between women...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The Challenge of Implementing Gender Responsive Legislation in Central Asia
This report describes the processes and challenges faced by the Central Asian countries moving towards creating gender equality in governance. It focuses on the following three main areas: economic empowerment through gender responsive labor...
Friday, April 06, 2007
Strengthening Democracy Through Women's Political Participation
This document contains the reports from four panels featured in the seminar, "Emerging Issues in Asia," held in April 1999. These panels focused on effective strategies for human rights and legal reform; the participation of women in politics and...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Opening the Door: Women Leaders and Constitution Building in Iraq and Afghanistan
Recent decades have witnesses growing demands for the inclusion and empowerment of women leaders as elected representatives. Women representatives have made important strides in some nations, but progress worldwide has proved sluggish. A global...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Towards Political Empowerment for Jordanian Women
This report examines the political system in Jordan; identifies the obstacles and challenges facing women’s political empowerment; and determines the degree of prejudice in Jordanian society towards women's political empowerment. It covers three...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Advocacy and Legislative Process in Kyrgyzstan 2002
This manual was developed for an advocacy training session held in Kyrgyzstan. It contains important information on the legislative processes in Kyrgyzstan in order to aid in the planning and carrying out of effective legislative advocacy campaigns.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Securing the Peace: Guiding the International Community Towards Women's Effective Participation Throughout Peace Processes
This guide provides concrete recommendations with the following goals: to support women's participation at all stages of a peace process; to promote gender-sensitive peace negotiations and agreements; and to encourage the mainstreaming of a gender...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
National Seminar on "The Process of Engendering a New Constitution for Rwanda"
This publication reports on a seminar organized in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2001 by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNDP. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a forum for discussion on the practical ways and means of ensuring that Rwanda'...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Women are Citizens Too: The Laws of the States, the Lives of Women
This working paper discusses gender issues within the broader context of citizenship. It allows for a nuanced analysis and understanding of the tremendous challenges, risks and forms of resistance facing attempts at gender equality in the Arab world.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender Equality Promotion
This article provides a summary of the strategies employed to enhance the participation of women in the political process in East Timor. It includes data and statistics concerning women in the East Timorese election and constitutional processes, as...
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.
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
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 Rights in the Course of the Land Reform in the Republic of Tajikistan
This manual presents information on the land reform process in Tajikistan. It is of practical interest for employees of executive bodies, managers of rural businesses and organizations, leaders of dekhan farms, local government officials, and others...
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
Not a Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women
This report provides country-specific information on the recent achievements made in the battle to end violence against women. It explains what must be done in order to build on those achievements, and provides examples of good practices. It also...

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