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Monday, April 12, 2021
Measuring success: Women in America's 2020 legislative elections
Executive Summary 2020 marked the historic election of Vice President Kamala Harris as the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian person to be vice president. But women’s political success in 2020 was not limited to the presidential...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Making Women Count. The unequal economics of women's work
The global economic recovery has stumbled in the wake of plummeting oil prices and persistently slow growth. As governments seek to find their footing, it is increasingly clear that rising inequality threatens their ability to increase economic...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees' Risks of Gender-Based Violence
The Women’s Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Mainstreaming Gender Equality: A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere?
The objectives of the evaluation synthesis are to: • Examine experiences in mainstreaming gender equality across multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, and in so doing, • Highlight trends (commonalities and differences) in findings,...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Minimum standards for the democratic functioning of political parties
Political parties that share a commitment to democratic stability and that accept the norm of political contestation can help to deepen common democratic foundations even while they pursue the more particular interests of the citizens and groups...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Making Women’s Representation in Parliament Count: The case of violence against women
This policy brief sets out a framework in which to address the objective outlined in Millenium Development Goal (MDG) 3, which aims to promote gender equality and empower women. Of the three targets set for this goal, one relates to political...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Mobile Technologies and Empowerment: Enhancing human development through participation and innovation
The simplicity of new mobile platforms requiring only a basic mobile phone with SMS capacity has allowed their adoption all over the world — from South Africa, to India, to Mexico — to monitor elections, track violence and crime, provide...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
MPs Online: Connecting with Constituents
The report provides recommendations for MPs, constituents and for Parliament.  Primary amongst these are that MPs need to develop a policy for the use of email and strategies for digital media that define the target audience and connect with their...
Monday, May 23, 2011
Marching Ahead: A Profile Book of Women Constituent Assembly Members (Nepal)
The women of Nepal are strong, articulate and capable leaders. The constituent Assembly members selected and profiled in this book  demonstrate to all women and men that leadership arises in all segments of society, all backgrounds, regions,...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Making Justice Democratic
This report explores how the poorest and most excluded communities can get access to justice that is appropriate, gender-sensitive and accountable, can enjoy personal safety and security for their property, and exercise their full human rights....
Friday, March 27, 2009
Making Invisible Work More Visible; Gender and Time Use Surveys with a Focus in the Pacific and Unpaid Care Work
This book looks at methodologies for time use surveys in developing countries, especially the Pacific and the importance of unpaid care work.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Mapping Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality in Asia Pacific: Regional Issues and Trends
This report provides an overview of the issues and trends that emerged from mapping studies on aid effectiveness, gender equality and women’s empowerment in Indonesia, Nepal and Papua New Guinea. The studies sought to provide data on the extent to...
Monday, April 14, 2008
Measuring Democratic Governance: A Framework for Selecting Pro-Poor and Gender Sensitive Indicators
By presenting methods for generating pro-poor gender sensitive indicators, this framework assists policy-makers to monitor and evaluate democratic governance at the country level.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Media and Gender Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina
This report describes women's portrayal in media and their limited participation in the creation of media policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also includes results of the media monitoring and assessment held in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Mozambique Human Development Report 1998
This report is the first Human Development Report for Mozambique. It focuses on the central themes of peace, economic growth, and opportunities for human development. It argues that Mozambique must ensure a transition from a nation-wide lack of...