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Thursday, November 06, 2008
Gender Responsive E-governance: Exploring the Transformative Potential
This primer highlights some of the key gender-related issues regarding e-governance in the context of UNDP’s Democratic Governance work. It presents entry points for continued programming on gender and e-governance, and makes recommendations for...
Friday, October 10, 2008
European Women's Lobby 50/50 Campaign
The “50/50 Campaign for Democracy” of the European Women’s Lobby is a push for concrete action to increase women’s presence in politics and in the 2009 European Parliament elections. The Campaign is endorsed by prominent personalities across Europe...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
EWL Lobbying Kit: No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality
The Kit has been produced in the context of the EWL Campaign “No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality” to be launched officially in September 2009. The Kit comprises of two sections. In the first section, you will find an Action Kit,...
Monday, September 22, 2008
Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women?
This report analyzes how gender-responsive changes to accountability systems are enhancing women’s influence in politics and their access to public services. It also highlights women's access to economic opportunities,to justice, and to...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Mapping Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality in Asia Pacific: Regional Issues and Trends
This report provides an overview of the issues and trends that emerged from mapping studies on aid effectiveness, gender equality and women’s empowerment in Indonesia, Nepal and Papua New Guinea. The studies sought to provide data on the extent to...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
UNIFEM Annual Report 2007–2008
This report highlights UNIFEM's work to empower women in economic and public spheres, including achieving gender equality in democratic governance. Among the highlights during the year 2007–2008 were initiatives in empowering women in politics,...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Women’s Caucuses and Their Impact on the Political Culture of Latin American Countries
This consolidated response analyzes the role and historical development of multi-party parliamentary women’s caucuses. The response looks into the goals, challenges and achievements of women's caucuses in parliaments in Latin American countries. It...
Thursday, September 11, 2008
WikiGender Database
Wikigender.org is an online platform to find and exchange information related to gender equality. Users are invited to comment on or improve existing articles, and to create or upload new documents.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
CEDAW Message Posters
These posters were developed to raise public awareness in Cambodia on the CEDAW principles regarding equal access to education and women's participation in all work areas.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Parliament, the Budget and Gender: Handbook for Parliamentarians
This handbook sets out practical examples of parliament's active engagement in the budgetary process. It seeks to advance parliament's own institutional capacity to make a positive impact on the budget, and to equip parliament, its members and...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Political Parties: When do They Work for Women?
This paper analyzes the consideration of gender issues by political parties in Latin America and assesses circumstances under which political parties best incorporate gender demands.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Indian Experience of Women’s Quota in Local Government: Implications for Future Strategies
This paper highlights Indian experiences with introducing and using gender quotas in politics at local and national levels. It also describes different types of potential candidates and the impact of various players, such as media and women's...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Explaining Women’s Representation: The Role of Legislative Recruitment & Electoral Systems
This paper examines the principal steps involved in the process of recruiting individuals to countries’ legislatures. It also looks at the effect of development, culture, and a country’s electoral system on women’s representation.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Gender in the Information Society: Emerging Issues
This publication features a collection of 13 papers that discuss gender roles and e-governance, the ICT industry, cyber regulations, freedom of expression, right to information, and media. Rooted in the ground realities of women, the publication...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Equal Participation of Women and Men in Decision-Making Processes, with Particular Emphasis on Political Participation
This paper describes issues relevant to women's political participation, representation and leadership. It describes strategies to address the disparity between men and women, gender mainstreaming as a cross-cutting strategy, globalization, and...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women through ICT
This reports describes the gender dimensions of ICT and how the UN has addressed the issues of gender equality and ICT. It explores potentials for empowering women through ICT and strategies to address the gender digital divide while highlighting...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Delivering on the Promise of Equality: UNFPA’s Strategic Framework on Gender Mainstreaming & Women's Empowerment 2008-2011
This resource describe's UNFPA's strategy for working with governments and partners in promoting gender equality around the world. It describes the purpose behind gender equality strategy and needs for gender mainstreaming.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Addressing Violence Against Women: Piloting and Programming
This report highlights lessons learned from ten pilot projects that used a programme guide created by UNFPA to help health care providers address gender-based violence. It also summarizes presentations from ten experts on gender-based violence and...

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