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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Making Laws Work for Women and Men: A Practical Guide to Gender-Sensitive Legislation
This ODIHR guide looks at the legislative process as a vital entry point for gender mainstreaming, while taking into account the direct and tangible impact of legislation on people’s lives. It is primarily intended for members of parliament and parliamentary staff, and aims to offer practical...
Friday, July 07, 2017
Is public funding effectively increasing women’s political participation?
By Elin Falguera Today, nearly two-thirds of the world’s countries provide political parties and/or candidates with public funding, through either monetary or indirect financial support such as subsidised access to media. In a number of countries , primarily within Europe and Latin America,...
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 application of gender-responsive budgeting in public...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Political finance and the equal participation of women in Colombia: a situation analysis
The impact of economic resources on the political participation of women has become a prominent issue in the field of comparative political finance. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that politics dominated by money is, more often than not, politics dominated by men. It is not...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Deb Sofield
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political engagement, the program is designed to teach campaign...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Stephanie Berger
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political engagement, the program is designed to teach campaign...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and...
Friday, July 01, 2016
Fund for Gender Equality Annual Report 2015
As the world adopts a new framework to tackle its most acute development problems, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) has a clear vision for its role. Building on high-impact grant-making since 2009, the Fund is poised to directly support civil society’s strategic work to propel women’s...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Online Course: Gender Responsive Budgeting
Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realized in public budgets. Since the 1990s, gender budgeting is increasingly used in developed and developing countries by different actors (ministries of finance, line ministries, NGOs, gender...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW)
In order to strengthen the lobby and advocacy capacity of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the South, it was launched the Netherlands Accountability Fund. Managed by the Dutch Embassies, the Fund provides multiannual grants to local CSOs, and one third of it goes to the development and...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Oxfam Awards to recognize the role of women champions of economic empowerment
New report published by OXFAM’s Policy and Practice Blog explains that women are leading the way in economic empowerment in agriculture. To commemorate International Women’s Day, Oxfam’s International Executive Director, Ms. Winnie Byanyima, announced the seven winners of the 2016 Oxfam Women’s...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Seema Malhotra
Uday Nagaraju interviewed Seema Malhotra, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston (UK), Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network, Former Shadow Home Office Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Documentary "Power in our Pockets: Social Media, Money and Politics in the Digital Age"
Both men and women politicians need money because it is critical for communicating with constituents. Political parties, candidates and other electoral institutions need funding to carry out tasks including campaigns. Money can also have a serious impact on fair political participation and...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics: A situation overview
This report, published in 2015 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy  presents findings from a study on political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics. It was conducted with the objective to assess the formal and informal...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Gender Budgeting - An Equality Policy Strategy
Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting are fixtures of the debates and documents of the international women’s movement. Politically active women all over the world have developed gender mainstreaming as a strategy to enable them to emerge from their powerlessness, both real and perceived, in...
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, as determined fundraising goals, identification...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Upcoming events related to UN Women's flagship report 'Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016'
Within the framework of UN Women’s flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016. Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’ (full document accessible here), UN Women is organizing jointly with NYU and CUNY a series of events. The first of these will take place tomorrow, 8 October,...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Money Matters: Female Parliamentarians and Domestic Financing for an Equal Post-2015 Agenda
  The United Nation's Third International Conference on Financing for Development is around the corner (13 - 16 July).     In line with the overarching topics of the Conference, such as the emerging Post-2015 Financing for Development consensus and the next generation of development objectives (the...