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The "women not afraid to fight" movement. Image courtesy of Mídia Ninja
Thursday, October 06, 2022
Brazil’s ghost candidates: How politicians abuse a law meant to encourage women in politics
Despite being 53% of eligible voters, participation of women in Brazilian politics is still much lower compared to men. A law created in the 1990s aimed to increase the number of female candidates per election, but the law has been abused by...
In Vanuatu, women mostly watch the political game from the sidelines (Tracey/Flickr)
Friday, July 29, 2022
Barriers to women’s political participation in Vanuatu
The way politics is played in Melanesian countries has very little national inclusivity about it – in terms of participation by and representation of both men and women at the national level. The role of women is, almost exclusively, to vote, not to...
Cheri Beasley, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks with the owners of Zwelis, a Zimbabwean restaurant, in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021.Getty Images file
Monday, January 17, 2022
Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 US midterm elections
Cheri Beasley is well aware of the challenges facing Black women who run for statewide office. “I know what it's like to hear the doubters and those who are skeptical that people of color can't win, because it's not what we're used to or who we...
Financing for Gender Equality
Monday, April 10, 2017
Book on Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women’s Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting
This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Basics of political funding
Basics of Political Funding is a one-hour course that focuses on the fundamental skills necessary fundraising for political campaigns, advocacy campaigns for causes, or political organizations. The course covers how to create a campaign finance plan...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Beyond government: How can you inject political finance information in your life and why should anyone care? What’s next?
This webinar session will introduce some of the creative ideas that inject political finance information into the everyday life of people and brainstorm about the possible ways to make this information relevant on an individual level. We will also...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting for equity: Gender budget initiatives within a framework of performance oriented budgeting
The following paper by Rhonda Sharp (2003) brings forth research from a project commissioned by UNIFEM. The project upon which the paper is based, sought to develop strategies that would facilitate the achievement of gender responsive budget...
Friday, October 25, 2013
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Budgets
Everyone who has struggled to mainstream gender into public policy recognises that programmed action without money attached amounts to inaction. While government budgets allocate resources in ways that perpetuate gender biases, budgets also offer...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting to Fulfill International Gender Commitments
Budgeting to Fulfill International Gender Commitments by Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE).UNIFEM 2004 This booklet was commissioned by the Southern African Regional Office (SARO) of the United Nations Development Fund for...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting to end gender inequalities in the education sector
This paper prepared by Fatou Lo and Nisreen Alami explains how gender responsive budgeting tools can help address persistent gender inequalities in the education sector. Drawing on country experiences and a broad analysis of education sector...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Breaking new frontiers for gender responsive budgeting: the Kerala Model
This article prepared by Yamini Mishra, Gender Responsive Budgeting Specialist, South, East and South East Asia, UN Women challenges us to think about what GRB has meant for the reality of women's lives? Has it translated into better outputs and...
Monday, March 12, 2007
BRIDGE Cuting Edge Packs Gender and Trade
Trade and trade liberalisation have very different impacts on women and men - which can result in fundamental shifts in gender roles, relationships and inequalities. Moreover increasing claims that countries should be enabled to 'trade their way out...
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...