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Friday, January 18, 2019
Gaining ground: Women and territorial power-sharing in peace processes
This paper is part of a Gender Briefing Series to support women’s meaningful participation and the integration of gender perspectives in peace processes that aim to end violent intrastate conflict. The key target audience of these series of papers...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Global Gender Gap Report 2018
Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
Gender equality is both an essential development goal in its own right and a driver of human development. International law recognizes that everyone has a right to participate in public life, but it remains an ongoing challenge to achieve women’s...
Monday, January 18, 2016
GAPS report: Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2015
GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security) published a shadow report following as a response to the UK government’s annual Report to Parliament published in December 2015 and which lays out the progress of the country’s National Action Plan on...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Gender, Urbanization and Democratic Governance
With two-thirds of the world’s population predicted to live in urban areas by the year 2050, the global landscape is changing rapidly. The incorporation of women’s voices in policy and planning would contribute to the building of cities that allow...
Monday, August 03, 2015
Gender, Urbanization and Democratic Governance
The White Paper, published in June 2015, is a timely contribution to the latest United Nations negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is putting emphasis on both, urban development and equal opportunities for women's leadership at...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Gender quotas in single-member district electoral systems
Conventional knowledge on the effectiveness of gender quotas for enhancing women’s political participation has, to date, been unanimous on the superiority of quotas in proportional representation (PR) systems. Yet this view overlooks the many...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Gender-Sensitive Media: A Voluntary Code of Ethics
The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to help individual journalists, media persons, management and owners of media houses to promote gender justice in their organizational policies as well as in their professions to become better at their work, by...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Gender and Political parties: Far from parity
The election of four female presidents in Latin America in recent years has drawn attention to women’s political participation and their access to political decision-making. Despite these encouraging results, statistics reveal that the Latin...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Gender Equity and Peace Building: From Rhetoric to Reality
  This paper is the product of a review of literature on issues of gender in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. It was prepared as background material for an international workshop on gender equity and peace building jointly...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Gender Budget Initiatives: Strategies, Concepts, and Experiences
This book, published by UNIFEM in 2002, is a compilation of papers and statements made at the high level International Conference "Strengthening Economic and Fianncial Governance Through Gender Responsive Budgeting." The collection provides state of...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Gender Budgets Make More Cents: Country Studies and Good Practice
This Commonwealth Secretariat publication by Debbie Budlender and Guy Hewitt (2002), documents "good practice" in gender budget work from across the globe. Practitioners share their first-hand experiences and in-depth knowledge of the why, where and...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Gender and the Constituent Assembly: Promoting Women's Political Participation in Fiji
Women make up around 50% of the Fiji population but they continue to be underrepresented in national decision-making and are denied equal participation in such processes.An y democratisation process that does not enable equal, fair and substantive...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Gender Quotas and Female Leadership: A Review
Despite significant advances in education and political participation, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions in politics and business across the globe. In many countries, policy-makers have responded by introducing gender quotas in...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Gender and Local Governance
SNV, Netherlands Development organisation,  produced a manual on gender and local governance - an overview of the literature and websites on gender and governance processes, underlining strategies and best practices. Special emphasis is given on...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Gender in Peace building
This report reflects the findings of the preparatory phase of a three-year research project exploring the role of gender in peacebuilding. Whilst addressing key research questions, the report identifies three approaches to gender that are evident in...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Global Parliamentary Report: The changing nature of parliamentary representation
The Report is a joint work of the IPU and UNDP, and draws on input from 73 parliaments. It analyzes changes in relations between parliaments and citizens, and suggests improvements to parliamentary strategies for meeting public expectations. Find...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Gender and Political Parties
The election of four female presidents in Latin America in recent years has drawn attention to women’s political participation and their access to political decision-making. Despite these encouraging results, statistics reveal that the...