Gender Equality

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Friday, March 27, 2009
Temporary Special Measures To Promote Gender Balance In Pacific Legislatures: A Guide to Options
This guide provides practical recommendations and tools on how to promote women in parliaments in the Pacific region. It describes the use of special measures such as reserved seats and political party quotas, and special campaigning tools.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The Role of Parliamentary Committees in Mainstreaming Gender and Promoting the Status of Women
As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote gender equality and respect for women's rights, the IPU organised a first seminar of parliamentary bodies dealing with gender issues. This publication contains the experts'...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The Women’s Movement in Egypt, with Selected References to Turkey
This report discusses the historical backgrounds and contemporary contexts of women’s movements in Egypt and Turkey. It describes the potential of women’s movements to become a force for democratization in the contemporary Middle East and a champion...
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The Women’s Parliamentary Club in the Assembly of Macedonia
The Women’s Parliamentary Club in the Assembly of Macedonia is the only parliamentary group where members of all parties represented in the Assembly meet and discuss legislative strategies to improve the situation of women in the country. The Club...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The Challenge of Implementing Gender Responsive Legislation in Central Asia
This report describes the processes and challenges faced by the Central Asian countries moving towards creating gender equality in governance. It focuses on the following three main areas: economic empowerment through gender responsive labor...
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Gender & Media Handbook: Promoting Equality, Diversity & Empowerment
In 2003, the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies launched the project, "Gender, Conflict and the Media: Working towards Egalitarianism and Peace," which focused on three main goals: to promote discussion of gender inequality and the ways that...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Towards Political Empowerment for Jordanian Women
This report examines the political system in Jordan; identifies the obstacles and challenges facing women’s political empowerment; and determines the degree of prejudice in Jordanian society towards women's political empowerment. It covers three...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The Rise of Women Leaders in the Philippines: A Study of Corazon Aquino & Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Despite the Philippines’ patriarchal institutions, narrow elite class, and repression of women, other social variables such as family ties, the Catholic Church, corruption, and gender symbolism have provided an opening for women to enter into the...
Monday, February 19, 2007
The Participation of Women and Men in Decision-Making: The Parliamentary Dimension
This paper focuses on the quantitative aspect of women's participation in parliaments. It provides an overview of the gains relating to women's access to parliaments and executive bodies, and highlights some of the factors that influence women's...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Transforming the Mainstream: Gender in UNDP
This publication discusses the key issues in gender mainstreaming, learning from the efforts of UNDP and its partners in government and civil society organizations, as well as in bilateral and multilateral agencies. It operates on the premise that...
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
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...