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Thursday, February 15, 2007
Women's Rights to a Political Voice in Thailand
This UNDP report highlights the current status of women’s role in government in Thailand. It analyzes the reasons behind the slow progress to date, and proposes ways and means to overcome existing barriers to women in politics.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Guatemalan Case Study on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries
This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two elections which took place during the post-...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Electoral Processes in Selected Countries of the Middle East: A Case Study
The paper includes three brief case studies of the electoral processes in Yemen, Lebanon and Jordan. It attempts to assess how the electoral process in each of these countries was supportive, or not, of women’s participation. It also identifies the...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Women's Political Participation and Good Governance: 21st Century Challenges
This report explores the various aspects of gender issues in political participation and governance. It analyzes the impact of women as agents of change in the political process, reviews key challenges in this area, and suggests strategies for...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Women in Government Source Kit
This resource kit provides tools for learning about the issues surrounding the campaign for gender balance or parity in government and gender balance in politics more generally. It includes issue briefs on strategies for attaining gender balance...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund 2005: 10th Anniversary Report
This report examines how the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund has made break-through contributions to the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment over the last 10 years. Since the Fund positions itself as a unique funding source to...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund: 2003 Annual Report
This annual report evaluates the progress made by the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across the globe. It provides a summary of the Fund's 2003 activities, and highlights global efforts made...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Women And Chambers of Commerce: Cases from the Gulf
This case study examines how women in the Arab Gulf region have entered the mainly male-dominated business sector. It draws on the experience of countries in the Gulf region that have tried to integrate women into chambers of commerce and industry...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Urban Governance: Why Gender Matters
This paper explores gender issues as they relate to participation in urban governance, government responsibility and civic engagement. It advocates an increase in women's participation in the full spectrum of human development, as well as the...
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.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Training Manual for Gender Sensitive Budgeting
This manual was designed for the Asia/Pacific Regional Training of Trainers Workshop on Gender Sensitive Budgeting. It provides material on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives. It is designed primarily for trainers and workshop...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality
This paper is intended as a broad guide to issues involving men and boys in the promotion of gender equality. It provides a review of international research on masculinities, men, and boys, and addresses the key policy areas involved in including...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Taking Gender Equality Seriously: Making Progess, Meeting New Challenges
This report illustrates the progress and new challenges the UNDP is facing in its day-to-day work on gender mainstreaming. It focuses particularly on the following advocacy areas: democratic governance, including parliamentary development, elections...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Strengthening Governance: The Role of Women in Rwanda's Transition, A Summary
This report examines the significance of gender to governance; explores the new structures created by Rwanda's transitional government to increase women's participation in the political arena; and highlights women's contributions to promoting peace...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Framework for Piloting Pro-poor and Gender Sensitive Governance Indicators for Policy Reforms
This fact sheet provides information on the UNDP project "Gender Sensitive and Pro-Poor Democratic Governance Indicators for Policy Reform" (a.k.a. the Governance Indicators Project). It outlines the framework of the project's pilot programme and...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Performances of Resistance: Women's Struggle for Political Power in Cambodia
This paper explores how politically engaged Cambodian women build strategies and perform various types of resistance against the male domination of democratic arenas. It investigates possible ways to eliminate gendered hierarchies of power and how...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Parliamentary Development: Gender Perspective
This report argues that women in parliament can have a positive impact on the political process and strongly advocates for gender equality in parliament. It also includes a brief case study of women legislators in Rwanda.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Gender Question (Chapter excerpt from the Orissa Human Development Report 2004)
The Orissa Human Development Report 2004 analyzes the Indian state's attainments vis-à-vis three basic tenets that define human development: livelihood, health and education, as well as some key issues central to human development such as food...

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