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Sunday, March 01, 2009
Bangladesh: The Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act 2000
This Act was adopted in Bangladesh to outline punishments for sexual offense, women and children trafficking, causing death for dowry, sexual oppression and other sexual violence crimes.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Australia: Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act
The Act was adopted in Australia in 1996 to provide support and rehabilitation for victims of crimes of violence by giving effect to an approved counselling scheme and a statutory compensation scheme.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in the Americas
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
A Digest of Case Law on the Human Rights of Women (Asia Pacific)
This is a collation of case summaries from the Asia Pacific region citing CEDAW, National Constitutions, and other Human Rights instruments protecting equality of rights between men and women.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Decentralization, Local Power and Women’s Rights: Global Trends in Participation, Representation and Access to Public Services
This summary report outlines the main outcomes of the IDRC sponsored conference on Women's Political Participation and Access to Basic Services in the Context of Decentralization. The summary highlights findings of the research conducted on the...
Monday, December 01, 2008
Interview with Ana Maria Ruiz Antelo, member of the Bolivian Constituent Assembly
International IDEA interviewed Maria Ruiz, amember of the Bolivian Constituent Assembly, following her visit to Nepal in September 2008. We invite you to read the full interview
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Women, Nationality and Citizenship
This report highlights discrimination against women in nationality laws by examining laws that differentiate between women and men. It specifically looks into the acquisition and retention of nationality of women, including the nationality of their...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Gender Mainstreaming in South-East Asia
This consolidated response highlights the role of international organizations, national governments, and non-profit women’s organizations in mainstreaming gender into national policies and legislation of the South-East Asian countries.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Gender Equality for Development Effectiveness
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and...
Friday, February 29, 2008
Police Reform and Gender
This tool is intended for use by various actors working on police reform. It is designed as a reference tool, with a mix of background information and practical examples and tips to assist in the design and/or implementation of the reform process.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Penal Reform and Gender
This tool on penal reform and gender provides guidance on responding to gender issues within penal systems. It aims to assist those responsible for management, policy making or reform of prisons within their own countries; international and regional...
Friday, February 29, 2008
Private Military and Security Companies and Gender
This tool addresses the gender aspects and challenges of a relatively new phenomenon: the privatisation of security on a global scale.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Justice Reform and Gender
This tool focuses on the institutional reform of the judiciary, law reform and access to justice, with specific emphasis on gender equality.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Training for Security Sector Personnel
This tool is designed to provide a basic introduction to SSR and gender issues for the staff of national governments (including in donor countries), security sector institutions, and regional and international organisations, responsible for the...
Monday, February 11, 2008
Women’s Efforts vs. Politicians’ Power
This article is about recent legislative efforts to introduce the 30 percent quota for women candidates in Mongolia and the struggle of mongolian women in adopting this legislation.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Engendering Constitutions:Gender Equality Provisions in Selected Constitutions
This study provides analysis of global best practices of engendered constitutions using CEDAW as an analytical framework. It also analyzes existing or in some cases, draft constitutional texts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Drafting Gender-Aware Legislation: How to Promote and Protect Gender Equality in CEE and CIS
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Constitutional/Political Reform Process in Georgia, in Armenia and Azerbaijan: Political Elite and Voices of the People
This study analyses the constitutional and political reform processes in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It includes background information, advances made and existing constraints.

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