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Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National review, Georgia
Georgia became an independent state in 1991. Since independence, Georgia has made efforts to improve the situation of women, but these efforts must be reviewed against the larger political context. For more than 15 years, Georgia has been struggling...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 national review, Fiji
Since 1960, a section has existed in Government to look after the interests of women. In 1987, the Government established the Department for Women and Culture as the first national machinery for gender in Fiji. Following commitments to the Beijing...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National review, Bangladesh
The period 1995 to 2014 has been a period of economic growth led by increased agricultural production, exports, and remittances from international migration, lowering of dependency on external aid and a growing productive population. It has also...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Report on the Republic of Azerbaijan
Significant progress and achievements were made in improvement of legislation to ensure women rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan and implement state policy in the above mentioned field after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Armenia
National review on Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000) in the context of the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Building Digital Bridges MoST's Vision of the Information Society
The past decade has demonstrated in countless ways the transforming effects that information and communication technologies (ICT) can have on the way we live, learn, work, play, and interact with the people and institutions around us.  The ICT...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs: Gender and Indicators
What does a world without gender inequality look like? Realising this vision requires inspiring and mobilising social change. But what would indicate we are on the right track - and how will we know when we get there? Gender-sensitive indicators and...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Governance
Put simply, governance refers to decision-making by a range of interested people (or 'stakeholders') including those in formal positions of power and 'ordinary' citizens. These decisions have a huge impact on the ways in which women and men lead...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Participation
The terms ‘Participation’ and ‘Gender’ have become a part of development discourse and practice in the last few decades. Advocates of these concepts have claimed that they allow for representation of the most marginalised groups, such as women and...
Women in Rwanda
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Background Information on Sexual Violence used as a Tool of War, Rwanda
"Sexual violence in conflict needs to be treated as the war crime that it is; it can no longer be treated as an unfortunate collateral damage of war." — UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura The victims of...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting for equity: Gender budget initiatives within a framework of performance oriented budgeting
The following paper by Rhonda Sharp (2003) brings forth research from a project commissioned by UNIFEM. The project upon which the paper is based, sought to develop strategies that would facilitate the achievement of gender responsive budget...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Beyond Quotas: Political Accommodations and Gender in South Sudan
Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government. In July 2013, IFES and  Conflict Dynamics International conducted a workshop to...
Friday, October 25, 2013
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Budgets
Everyone who has struggled to mainstream gender into public policy recognises that programmed action without money attached amounts to inaction. While government budgets allocate resources in ways that perpetuate gender biases, budgets also offer...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting to Fulfill International Gender Commitments
Budgeting to Fulfill International Gender Commitments by Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE).UNIFEM 2004 This booklet was commissioned by the Southern African Regional Office (SARO) of the United Nations Development Fund for...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting to end gender inequalities in the education sector
This paper prepared by Fatou Lo and Nisreen Alami explains how gender responsive budgeting tools can help address persistent gender inequalities in the education sector. Drawing on country experiences and a broad analysis of education sector...
Monday, October 25, 2010
Bridging the Gender Divide: How Technology Can Advance Women Economically
Technology defines our era. In the past few decades, numerous innovations—including ever-shrinking computers, mobile phones, and alternative energies—have been introduced in homes and workplaces, changing the way we live, how we work, and what we’re...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and ICT in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
This report maps the situation of gender and ICTs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, identifying trends, gaps, as well as some good practices. It focuses particularly on the integration of gender in relation to...
Friday, November 23, 2007
Building a New Iraq: Ensuring Women’s Rights
This report discusses women’s political participation in Iraq, including their role in building sustainable peace in the country and drafting the new constitution. It also include biographies of some Iraqi women leaders and list of publications...