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Monday, February 12, 2007
Towards Political Empowerment for Syrian Women
This study is an attempt to examine the political system in Syria and identify the obstacles and challenges facing women's political empowerment.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Evaluating the Status of Iraqi Women in Light of the Beijing Platform for Action
This case study examines the status of Iraqi women after the 1995 Beijing International Conference on Women. It identifies the obstaclesthat continue to hamper their development, and looks at the situation of women with respect to several topics:...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Budgeting for Women's Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW
This report aims to develop ideas that may be useful in monitoring the compliance of government budgets with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It attempts to clarify how gender budget analysis...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Act Now! A Resource Guide for Young Women on HIV/AIDS
This guide is based on a three-week on-line discussion on young women and HIV/AIDS, hosted by The Association for Women's Rights in Development and UNIFEM. It provides an overview of the on-line discussions, highlights young women’s leadership in...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Trafficking in Persons: A Gender and Rights Perspective Briefing Kit
This briefing kit provides information on trafficking in persons from a gendered perspective. It acknowledges the trafficking of both men and women; addresses the similarities and differences in the trafficking experiences of women and men; and...
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
Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs
This handbook provides a preliminary mapping of gender equality issues as raised by each of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also highlights the obligations and commitments of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Parliamentary Manual: Legal and Institutional Principles
This manual is a legal and institutional resource intended for parliamentary candidates, parliamentarians, and legal/political organizations. It is structured to serve as a training resource on how to study and refer to the Constitution of...
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
Positioning Pacific Women for Progress, Politics and Peace
This report provides an overview of a UNIFEM-sponsored training programme and congress on women's political participation in the Pacific region. It contains a summary of the discussions from these events, which focused on two main themes: the...
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
Ten Years After Beijing: The Role and Contribution of the Arab NGOs
This report examines the progress achieved in Arab states in the ten years since the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action. It focuses particularly on the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the development process in the Arab...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Sudan Between Peace and War: Internally Displaced Women in Khartoum and South and West Kordofan
This case study provides research-based material that can be used for networking and initiating a gender-sensitive response to peace building and conflict resolution. It identifies the issues that constitute conflict from the perspective of the...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Somalia Between Peace and War: Somali Women on the Eve of the 21st Century
This case study looks at women's role in conflict resolution and peace building in Somalia. It gives an overview of women's sociopolitical status in recent Somali history and examines issues relating to Somali women in war and peace, including the...
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...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Women at the Peace Table: Making a Difference
This report highlights the strategies that women have employed to make a positive impact on peace negotiations. It provides an overview of the obstacles that women have faced and the strategies they have adopted to reach the peace table. It also...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Women's Land and Property Rights in Situations of Conflict and Reconstruction
This publication brings together case histories and testimonies from the Inter-Regional Consultation on Women's Land and Property Rights in Situations of Conflict and Reconstruction, held in Kigali, Rwanda in 1998. These reports highlight the...

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