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Wednesday, January 02, 2019
How women are changing the face of Congress
History will be made in America on 3 January when a record number of women are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress. It will be the culmination of two years of resistance to President Donald Trump - primarily led by women - following his...
Thursday, April 05, 2018
How Women Influence Constitution Making After Conflict and Unrest
Constitution reform is a frequent feature of peace and transition processes: 75 countries undertook constitution reform in the wake of armed conflict, unrest, or negotiated transition from authoritarianism to democracy between 1990 and 2015. Often...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Hearts and Minds, India
Women of India Speak brings to the centre stage the “lived experiences” of women and girls in India. It ensures that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalized are meaningfully reflected in the emerging...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
How much progress have we made? An analysis of women's political participation in subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean
In recent decades, subnational politics have taken on particular relevance in the process of expanding citizens’ rights. In large part this is due to the fact that the Central State has been transferring administrative and management...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Handbook for Parliamentarians: CEDAW and its Optional Protocol
This handbook provides a comprehensive presentation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol for parlaimentarians. The handbook presents the background to and content of the...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Have Women Progressed? Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment 1995-2003
This report summarizes the Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment (IFC) and includes a measurement of the index from 1995 to 2003 in 18 countries of the region. The information presented in the IFC reveals progress and setbacks regarding...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
HIV/AIDS: The Gender Dimension
This report discusses the growing feminization of the AIDS epidemic. It argues that the spread of HIV/AIDS is embedded in a socio-economic context in which men have greater social, economic and legal status and better access to resources, while...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Human Development Report 1995
This report analyzes the progress made in reducing gender disparities over the past few decades and highlights the wide and persistent gap between women's expanding capabilities and limited opportunities. It introduces new measures for ranking...