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Friday, February 19, 2016
Factsheet on Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa Region
This factsheet, produced by Oxfam, gives a brief overview of the status of women in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the themes of violence against women and girls in conflict and women’s political participation and leadership. It...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Financing for Gender Equality: Reframing and Prioritizing Public Expenditures to Promote Gender Equality
Well-targeted public investments that reduce inequality can be self-sustaining insofar as they raise the productive capacity of the economy and thereby stimulate growth. With growth come higher incomes, generating the tax base to fund future public...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Fear and fury: women and post-revolutionary violence
One of the unmistakeable notes of euphoria during the 'Arab spring' uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia came from women proclaiming that they finally felt safe in public spaces in societies where the record of sexual harassment and violence against women...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Facing Challenges and Pioneering Feminist and Gender Studies: Women in Post-colonial and Today's Maghrib
This paper reveals the positive role that Maghribi women have been playing in the overall development of their countries. Four major interrelated domains where these achievements are significant are considered: women’s reproductive rights, women’s...
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Fundamentalisms, Globalization and Women’s Human Rights in Senegal
This article discusses women’s rights in Senegal through the prism of the country’s religion, culture and secularism. It also describes the globalization of women’s human rights and the response of fundamentalists to this issue.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Fiscal Policy, Accountability and Voice: The Examples of Gender Responsive Budget Initiatives
This paper argues that participatory budgeting and analysis - whether it is pro-poor, environment-sensitive or gender responsive - offers a new and innovative means of encouraging a balanced distribution of public resources and ensuring government...