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Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Gender Quotas in African Countries
This consolidated response highlights various types of quotas adopted in African countries and provides details on the implementation of quotas under different electoral systems. The response also includes several annexes with data on quotas based...
Friday, February 20, 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in the Americas
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Gender Responsive E-governance: Exploring the Transformative Potential
This primer highlights some of the key gender-related issues regarding e-governance in the context of UNDP’s Democratic Governance work. It presents entry points for continued programming on gender and e-governance, and makes recommendations for...
Monday, August 18, 2008
Gender in the Information Society: Emerging Issues
This publication features a collection of 13 papers that discuss gender roles and e-governance, the ICT industry, cyber regulations, freedom of expression, right to information, and media. Rooted in the ground realities of women, the publication...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women through ICT
This reports describes the gender dimensions of ICT and how the UN has addressed the issues of gender equality and ICT. It explores potentials for empowering women through ICT and strategies to address the gender digital divide while highlighting...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Gender Mainstreaming in South-East Asia
This consolidated response highlights the role of international organizations, national governments, and non-profit women’s organizations in mainstreaming gender into national policies and legislation of the South-East Asian countries.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Gender Equality for Development Effectiveness
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Networking and Advocacy Work in Uganda: Controlling the Agenda and Strategies of Resistance
This article examines the relationships between various actors in Uganda who have an interest in advocacy on gender issues.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Equality in Education - Beyond Access
This guide is designed to help education and gender campaigners, and organisations and coalitions, work more effectively with the media to promote gender-equitable education. It explores issues relating to gender equality in education and contains...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World
Based on the findings of UNRISD ongoing gender research and over 60 specially commissioned studies, the report’s analysis is centred on the economic and political reforms of the 1990s. If most of these reforms did not directly address gender...
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: A Toolkit
This toolkit presents a comprehensive understanding of gender mainstreaming and how it can be put into practice. It is primarily designed for public policy and development practitioners who are not experts in gender issues, but who nonetheless are...
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Gender-sensitive And Pro-poor Indicators Of Good Governance
This paper discusses the extent to which existing indicators of governance are gender-sensitive and pro-poor and how governance indicators could be made more gender-sensitive and pro-poor. It also describes additional indicators that might better...
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Gender Differences In Mobilization For Collective Action: Case Studies Of Villages In Northern Nigeria
This research paper focuses on gender and social capital in northern Nigeria and attempts to fill some of the knowledge gaps withing existing gender relations. It discusses the impact of gender roles on collective action and access to resources.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Gender and Development: Bridging The Gap Between Research and Action
This paper analyzes the effects of gender and intrahousehold issues on development intervention outcomes providing specific guidance on how to incorporate research findings into development projects and policy instruments. It discusses the...
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Gender Guide to World Bank and IMF Policy-Based Lending
This guide highlights four reforms often tied to World Bank and IMF policy-based loans that intensify gender inequality and undermine the ability of women and girls to break out of poverty. It also provides a number of resources, relevant topics and...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender Mainstreaming in Parliaments: International Best Practices
This paper serves as a guideline for parliamentarians to facilitate the process of gender mainstreaming in Viet Nam by providing examples of best practices employed by parliaments around the world. It highlights the emerging gender issues with...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender in Electoral Processes and Systems
This presentation offers recommendations to improve gender sensitivity in election processes, outlines legal and institutional frameworks, and lists various means of encouraging political mobilization and participation.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender Equality Promotion
This article provides a summary of the strategies employed to enhance the participation of women in the political process in East Timor. It includes data and statistics concerning women in the East Timorese election and constitutional processes, as...

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