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Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender and The Millennium Development Goals
This fact sheet emphasizes the importance of engendering efforts to achieve the Millienium Development Goals (MDGs) and suggests several ways to make the MDG implementation and reporting process more gender-sensitive.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UNDP
This report assesses the overall performance of UNDP in gender mainstreaming and promoting gender equality. It examines gender mainstreaming in policies and programmes; capacity and resources for gender mainstreaming within the organization; the...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Essays on Gender and Governance
The essays in this volume explore the multiple factors that influence the process of engendering governance in complex societies. They focus particularly on the changing roles of various actors such as women’s movements, the state and civil society...
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.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries
This paper addresses the characteristics of electoral processes in post-conflict countries. It examines sources of international standards for women's participation in electoral processes, challenges and dilemnas faced by international bodies...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Elimination of Violence Against Women in Partnership with Men
This article encompasses material that was prepared for a training workshop on eliminating violence against women (VAW). It highlights ideas, concepts, policies, approaches and strategies for a greater involvement and engagement of men to eliminate...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
UNDP's Quick Entry Points to Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality
This training guide focuses on the human rights-based approach to development cooperation as a framework for women's empowerment and gender equality. It emphasizes the need for development cooperation to empower women and to ensure gender equality...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Creating Spaces for Change: Women's Empowerment and the Case of Panchayati Raj in India
This research paper examines the theory of women’s empowerment, and explores the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers in implementing this theory. Using the case study of women in panchayati raj (Indian village councils), the author...
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
Conflict and a Gendered Parliamentary Response
This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions. It argues that women and men are differently affected by conflict, and that a...
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
Women in Mongolia: Mapping Progress Under Transition
This case study describes the experiences of Mongolian women in the context of the political and economic transformation of their country. It analyzes the current status of these women and describes what they need to do to advance within their...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap
This report assesses the size of the gender gap in fifty-eight countries, including all thirty countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and twenty-eight other countries from the "emerging market" world. It...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Gender Budget Initiatives: Strategies, Concepts and Experiences
This publication consists of a collection of papers from the High Level International Conference, "Strengthening Economic and Financial Governance Through Gender Responsive Budgeting," held in Brussels in October 2001. These papers highlight the...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Report on the Status of Women in Yemen Five Years After Beijing 1995
This report evaluates the status of women in Yemen five years after the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action. It looks at women's involvement in a number of areas including poverty, education, health, violence, decision-making processes, human...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Gender Equality and the Status of Women in Kazakhstan
This report provides a detailed analysis of the status of women in Kazakhstan. It reveals the causes of gender inequality and discusses the institutional mechanisms that have been developed to protect and improve the status of women in the country....
Friday, February 09, 2007
Status of Jordanian Women: Demography, Economic Participation, Political Participation and Violence
This report is part of UNIFEM's initiative on Gender Equality Measured Through Statistics (GEMS). It presents statistical information for gender parities and the status of Jordanian women in four areas: demography, economic participation, political...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Progress of the World's Women 2000
This report examines the progress of the world’s women from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. It concentrates on the economic dimensions of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of globalization. It also includes a discussion of...

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