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Saturday, December 01, 2007
Constitution Building Processes and Democratization
This study focuses on the activity of revising constitutions which reflects a changed perception of their importance and purposes. Changes start with constitution-making, whether as a form of negotiation or the consolidation of social victory or...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Women’s Rights in Theory and Practice: Employment, Violence and Poverty
This report describes the current status of gender equality laws across the United States and the lessons learned during the last three decades of the 20th century. It also discusses issues faced by women in employment, domestic violence, poverty,...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Women Immigrants in the United States
This report discusses issues and challenges faced by women immigrants in the United States. It also describes post 9/11 immigration legislation and recommends policy changes necessary to improve the adverse circumstances facing women immigrants in U...
Friday, November 23, 2007
Regional Strategies for Empowering Women
This report describes women’s role in influencing legislation in the Middle East and North Africa region. It includes case studies about advancing women’s political participation in the region, reforming family laws, and strengthening women’s...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Winning the Peace: Women’s Role in Post-Conflict Iraq
This report includes findings and recommendations discussed at the Winning the Peace: Women’s Role in Post-Conflict Iraq conference. It describes women’s roles in rebuilding post-conflict Iraq and their participation in governance, legislature, and...
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...

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