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A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion...
This publication draws together the experiences and lessons learnt by Central American women working on promoting gender equity in local government. Opportunities and obstacles for women presented by decentralisation are explored with reference to...

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A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of...
A revision to Nicaragua’s law on municipal elections last year required political parties to put up equal numbers of women and men as candidates for mayor and city council. It also increased the number of city council seats in each municipality. The...

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This report addresses gender equality and women’s human rights in the UK and the European Community development cooperation programmes in South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Six case studies are used to compare on-the-ground practice with stated...

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This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the...
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...

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This Report evaluates the evolution of the Cairo Program of Action, and focuses on sexual and reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health. It identifies and analyzes the normative progress in 20 countries in the region. It also presents...

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This report explores how the poorest and most excluded communities can get access to justice that is appropriate, gender-sensitive and accountable, can enjoy personal safety and security for their property, and exercise their full human rights....

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On Sunday, November 6th, general elections will be held in Nicaragua for president and vice president, in addition to representatives for the National Assembly, departments and Central American Parliament.  Nicaraguan citizens vote beginning at age...

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This report contains sections on the socio-political participation of women and provides statistical information on the evolution of applying gender equality policies.
This report describes lessons learned from the implementation of gender equity policies in some Latin American countries and provides recommendations on how to hold successful advocacy campaigns.

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This report describes women's participation at local and national levels and social movements and parties securing accountability in contemporary governance. The report also highlights issues and concepts related to donor-partner relationships ,...

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Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics