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Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Gender-sensitive And Pro-poor Indicators Of Good Governance
This paper discusses the extent to which existing indicators of governance are gender-sensitive and pro-poor and how governance indicators could be made more gender-sensitive and pro-poor. It also describes additional indicators that might better...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Roundtable Discussion On Analyzing Legislation With A Gender Perspective
This training material describes the importance of gender sensitivity in lawmaking, monitoring of government’s activities, working in parliamentary committees, and building relationships with constituents. It also encourages looking beyond the...
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...
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The Women’s Parliamentary Club in the Assembly of Macedonia
The Women’s Parliamentary Club in the Assembly of Macedonia is the only parliamentary group where members of all parties represented in the Assembly meet and discuss legislative strategies to improve the situation of women in the country. The Club...
Friday, July 06, 2007
Sex And Power In Turkey: Feminism, Islam And The Maturing Of Turkish Democracy
This paper describes historical contributions of women to Turkey’s politics and analyzes the changing reality of modern political life in the country. The researchers describe the impact of Islam, crime and sex on the status and rights of women in...
Monday, June 04, 2007
Overview of Strategies Applied in Bulgaria To Increase Women’s Participation And Representation
This report gives an overview of the strategies applied in Bulgaria to increase women’s political participation and representation. It highlights the increase in women’s political participation, particularly in Parliament, but emphasizes that there...
Monday, June 04, 2007
Women Making A Difference Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides evidence to support that when there is a critical mass (at least 30%) of women in policy-making bodies, women’s issues are not only prioritized in the policy-agenda, but they are also more likely to be acted upon by policy-...
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Women At The Top 2005: Changing Numbers, Changing Politics?
This report focuses on women’s representation in political life in the United Kingdom, examining the feminization of politics and the integration of women and women’s perspectives into British politics. It identifies the causes of women’s under-...
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Gender Differences In Mobilization For Collective Action: Case Studies Of Villages In Northern Nigeria
This research paper focuses on gender and social capital in northern Nigeria and attempts to fill some of the knowledge gaps withing existing gender relations. It discusses the impact of gender roles on collective action and access to resources.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Empowerment Through Technology: Gender Dimensions Of Social Capital Build-Up In Maharashtra, India
This paper explores how and to what extent women and men have benefited from the build-up of social capital in technology uptake, and the role of women in this process. The focus of the paper is on collective action as a mechanism to stimulate...
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Gender and Development: Bridging The Gap Between Research and Action
This paper analyzes the effects of gender and intrahousehold issues on development intervention outcomes providing specific guidance on how to incorporate research findings into development projects and policy instruments. It discusses the...
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, May 08, 2007
Gender Guide to World Bank and IMF Policy-Based Lending
This guide highlights four reforms often tied to World Bank and IMF policy-based loans that intensify gender inequality and undermine the ability of women and girls to break out of poverty. It also provides a number of resources, relevant topics and...
Friday, April 27, 2007
National machinery , action plans and gender mainstreaming in the Council of Europe member states since the 4th World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995)
This document presents the situation concerning institutional mechanisms for equality and their effective functioning in Council of Europe member States. It also evaluates the specific programmes and specific areas of action, as well as advancements...
Friday, April 27, 2007
Positive Action in the Field of Equality Between Women and Men
This report aims to give as comprehensive a picture as possible of positive action, to explain how it interrelates with the principle of non-discrimination and how it interacts with other tools, such as gender mainstreaming.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Participatory Approaches to Increasing Women’s Voice in CDD Projects: Example from Indonesia
This report highlights key features of the approaches used in Indonesia to ensure women’s voice in community-driven development (CDD) projects. It focuses particularly on the Kecamatan Development Projects (KDP) and the Water and Sanitation for Low...
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Improving Women’s Lives: World Bank Actions Since Beijing
This report describes the efforts of the World Bank to achieve the goals set forth in the Beijing Platform for Action. It discusses World Bank projects which have helped to improve the lives of women and girls and institutional changes which have...
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...

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