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This guide is based on a three-week on-line discussion on young women and HIV/AIDS, hosted by The Association for Women's Rights in Development and UNIFEM. It provides an overview of the on-line...

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This paper examines the range of actions/strategies taken to advance the agenda of the Beijing Platform for Action in the Caribbean region. It focuses particularly on the advancement of women in...
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This paper was delivered at the Conference on Women in Decision-Making in Cooperatives held in Tagatay City, Philippines in May 1997. It assesses the current levels of women's participation in...
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This working paper discusses gender issues within the broader context of citizenship. It allows for a nuanced analysis and understanding of the tremendous challenges, risks and forms of resistance...
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This training manual is designed to improve party outreach strategies and encourage direct voter contact. It covers four main topics: new approaches to voter contact, reporting back to voters, image...
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This paper argues that democratic participation, human rights, and gender equality are crucial elements for the long-term process of peace-building. It includes suggestions for how women...
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This paper attempts to explain the obstacles to women's public and political power in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights the need for gender-sensitive politics and lists several reasons why women...

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This paper reviews the extent to which national institutions and agencies in the Caribbean region have implemented adequate institutional and structural changes to facilitate the advancement of women...
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This paper assesses the status, critical issues, and future directions of women’s political participation in the Asia-Pacific region four years after the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action....

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This paper analyzes the progress made in Rwanda with respect to women's political participation after the adoption of the new Rwandan Constitution. It looks at Rwanda's current political commitment...
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This paper focuses on the quantitative aspect of women's participation in parliaments. It provides an overview of the gains relating to women's access to parliaments and executive bodies, and...
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By describing the concepts of transformative leadership and transformative politics, this paper explains the importance of women’s leadership and highlights the roles they can play in transforming...

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This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions. It argues that women and men...
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This paper discusses the participation of women in post-conflict societies and examines the problems they face in their efforts to participate in elections. It also describes the legislative measures...
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This research paper examines the theory of women’s empowerment, and explores the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers in implementing this theory. Using the case study of women in...

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This article encompasses material that was prepared for a training workshop on eliminating violence against women (VAW). It highlights ideas, concepts, policies, approaches and strategies for a...
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This article discusses the relevance of gender in the context of macroeconomic analysis, arguing that macroeconomic policies are gender-biased in their effects and that gender inequalities at the...
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This paper examines the case of women's participation in electoral processes in Mozambique. It investigates gender-sensitive legislation, voter registration and education, political parties, and...
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The essays in this volume explore the multiple factors that influence the process of engendering governance in complex societies. They focus particularly on the changing roles of various actors such...
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The paper includes three brief case studies of the electoral processes in Yemen, Lebanon and Jordan. It attempts to assess how the electoral process in each of these countries was supportive, or not...
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This paper is based on the experiences of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its programme to provide support to women in parliaments of post-conflict countries. It focuses on the question of...

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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...

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This article examines the various approaches to understanding the relationship between women and poverty. It discusses traditional methods of analysis, which focus primarily on female-headed...
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This paper explores the gendered dimensions of poverty, of poverty-producing processes, and of the methods for formulating gender-sensitive poverty eradication measures within the context of...
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This paper argues that effective poverty eradication measures and pro-poor governance indicators must take into account women's perspectives and needs. It explores the extent to which existing...
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This paper serves as a guideline for parliamentarians to facilitate the process of gender mainstreaming in Viet Nam by providing examples of best practices employed by parliaments around the world....
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This paper emphasizes the importance of a gender-based approach to national energy policies. It explains how the differing roles of men and women affect their energy needs and concerns, and how...
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This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two...

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This paper is aimed at stimulating discussions in the round table on human rights, gender and HIV/AIDS. It discusses the human rights and gender targets in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS...
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This article highlights the recent increase in programs devoted to civil society development, and the simultaneous decrease in programs aimed at strengthening political parties and institutions. The...

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This paper explores how politically engaged Cambodian women build strategies and perform various types of resistance against the male domination of democratic arenas. It investigates possible ways to...

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This report examines the significance of gender to governance; explores the new structures created by Rwanda's transitional government to increase women's participation in the political arena; and...
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This case study examines the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) efforts to promote women’s participation in parliament. It focuses particularly on the use of quotas and the role of international...

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This paper explores gender issues as they relate to participation in urban governance, government responsibility and civic engagement. It advocates an increase in women's participation in the full...

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This survey on the opinions of female senior public administrators in Orissa, India, reveals the degree of women administrators' awareness of and interest in public administration university degree...

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Although perceived changes in political participation patterns amongst young people in recent years have attracted much academic research in established democracies this remains an understudied area...
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The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their...
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This guide is based on a three-week on-line discussion on young women and HIV/AIDS, hosted by The Association for Women's Rights in Development and UNIFEM. It provides an overview of the on-line...
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Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent....
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This powerpoint presentation was given during the Regional Conference on Women's Political Participation: Charting a Path for Political Equality in Asia, organized by UNDP and the National Committee...
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Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government....

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This article celebrates the life and work of Bella Abzug, co-founder of the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). It highlights her achievements in advancing women's rights and...

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This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions. It argues that women and men...
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This issue of "Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security" contains several articles that seek to stimulate debate regarding the positive contributions that women make on peace and security issues...
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This paper discusses the participation of women in post-conflict societies and examines the problems they face in their efforts to participate in elections. It also describes the legislative measures...
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This research paper examines the theory of women’s empowerment, and explores the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers in implementing this theory. Using the case study of women in...
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Women’s human rights discourse and movements have become entangled within a culture-versus-rights dualism. Yakin Ertürk argues that this is a false dualism which serves both private patriarchy and...

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This article highlights the recent increase in programs devoted to civil society development, and the simultaneous decrease in programs aimed at strengthening political parties and institutions. The...
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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...
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In these series of articles policy makers, practitioners, and academics discuss long-running conflicts around the world and highlight women's experiences and potential to contribute both to war and...
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This paper is aimed at stimulating discussions in the round table on human rights, gender and HIV/AIDS. It discusses the human rights and gender targets in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS...
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Citing examples from the New Zealand House of Representatives, this paper tests the claim that women can influence political decisions only once they achieve a critical mass within legislative bodies...

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This policy paper calls for the party assistance community to develop joint principles for project needs assessment, monitoring of implementation and impact evaluation, that would make activities...
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Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be...
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The paper includes three brief case studies of the electoral processes in Yemen, Lebanon and Jordan. It attempts to assess how the electoral process in each of these countries was supportive, or not...

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