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Gender and Trade Action Guide

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9780850928624
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A Training Resource

ISBN: 9780850928624
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:216

The links between gender, trade and development are increasingly being recognised. Developed out of a series of regional workshops, this Action Guide explores the different impacts of trade on women and men; provides practical tools on how to take advantage of the opportunities trade can offer to further development, alleviate poverty and promote gender equality; and suggests ways to get gender onto the international trade agenda.
The Action Guide is flexible and can be used by trainers or for self-study. It includes case studies, activities, training suggestions and recommended readings and can be used as a basic introduction or as a resource to develop capacity building for others.

It will enable people to take action and apply what is learned to their own context and requirements. Aimed at a broad spectrum of people coming at the issues from many different angles of trade or gender government officers in relevant trade sectors, gender specialists, NGOs, regional trade policy advisers and more it is intended particularly for people who are responsible for capacity building and bringing about change, for example through training, briefing or lobbying. 


Gender Budgets Make Cents

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ISBN
9780850926965
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Understanding Gender Responsive Budgets

ISBN: 9780850926965
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:180

A gender responsive budget (GRB) is one which takes into consideration the effect of government revenue and expenditure policies on both women and men. This publication provides a comprehensive understanding of GRB initiatives and will be invaluable to governments, NGOs, donors and other agencies working to integrate a gender analysis into public expenditure policies and budgets.

Divided into four sections, the book provides a conceptual and theoretical framework, traces the evolution of work in this area, assesses the role of different stakeholders and highlights lessons learned to date.

A profile of known activities at country level shows how gender responsive budgets have been used as a pivotal tool with which to assess budgetary performance and impact. 


Gender Budgets Make More Cents

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ISBN
9780850927344
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Country Studies and Good Practice

ISBN: 9780850927344
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:194

This book 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 how of gender responsive budget (GRB) initiatives. They reflect on both the challenges and successes of initiatives in the Andean region, Australia, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Rwanda, Scotland, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

A chapter on the Commonwealth Secretariats involvement in developing and implementing GRB initiatives is also included to suggest the role that can be played by external agencies at the national, regional and international level. This book builds on a previous publication, Gender Budgets Make Cents, (see below) which was designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of GRB initiatives. It described the conceptual framework, evolution of the work and lessons learned, and provided brief summaries of country initiatives.
Together, these titles show the importance of integrating a gender perspective into government budgets to promote equality between women and men. It is hoped that this book will be read by a wide range of people from government, multilateral and bilateral agencies and civil society, and inspire them to take forward gender budget work in their own country and organisation. 


Gender Equality

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Gender Equality

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ISBN
9780850928181
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A Decade of Commonwealth Action

ISBN: 9780850928181
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:244

This reference book for Gender Ministers provides a snapshot account of the Commonwealth's achievements in promoting gender equality and records the advances made by women from 1995-2005. The publication highlights the work of 53 member countries and partner organisations across the Commonwealth. The country profiles and regional reports will enable policy-makers, development practictioners and partner organisations to build on achievements and learn from the challenges encountered.

The publication also identifies emerging issues that need to be addressed by the Commonwealth in the decade ahead. Gender Equality is the perfect reference book. Chimene Tucker, Feminist Collections 


Gender Equality and the Judiciary

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ISBN
9780850925777
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Using International Standards to Promote the Human Rights of Women and the Girl Child

ISBN: 9780850925777
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:256

Papers presented at the Caribbean Regional Judicial Colloquium in Georgetown, Guyana in 1997. Includes an overview of the application of international human rights standards; the challenges of this application of international standards; how international human rights standards can be used to promote the rights of women and the girl child in domestic litigation.

This presents useful actual experiences of judges and experts, and highlights case laws to demonstrate how international standards can successfully advance womens interests in national courts. 


Gender in Primary and Secondary Education

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9780850928648
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A handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders

New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
ISBN: 9780850928648
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:168

Backed up with a span of concrete examples covering both gaps and proposed strategies, the reasoning develops into a groundbreaking policy approach to equality in education. Equals, Issue 20, April 2008 It is interesting and thought provoking to read and provides a useful set of starting points for developing critical debate. - ESCalate

Gender in Primary and Secondary Education has been written in the context of rapidly expanding education systems worldwide, and particularly the rising enrolment of girls in schools. The author argues that now the challenge of gender mainstreaming goes beyond building schools and ensuring access, to sustaining these gains to secure the future of education for girls. Thus gender mainstreaming in education needs to address the more strategic questions of the relationship between education and wider development and change, and of the relationships between men and women in a rapidly changing world.

The handbook is divided into six chapters, examining key policy and ideological gender mainstreaming issues within education systems and identifying the scope for greater gender mainstreaming. Essential reading for civil servants involved in education sector management, policy planners, education policy analysts and professionals, civil society organisers, and academics.  


Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

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ISBN
9780850926064
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A Reference Manual for Governments and Other Stakeholders

Gender Management System Series
ISBN: 9780850926064
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:46

This title seeks to assist governments and other organisations in advancing gender equality and equity in the agriculture and rural development sector. The key gender issues in agriculture explored are: equal access to resources and services (land and water; credit, training and other support services); gender differences in roles and activities; gender and agricultural extension and research; gender and the commercialisation of agriculture; and empowerment and access to decision-making. 


Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation

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ISBN
9780850927542
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Building Sustainable Peace

New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
ISBN: 9780850927542
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:232

Issues of socio-economic development, democracy and peace are inextricably linked to gender equality. The main argument of Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation: Building Sustainable Peace is that gender equality needs to be placed on the policy programme of the entire spectrum of peace and conflict-related initiatives and activities in order to achieve conflict transformation.

These include conflict prevention and early warning mechanisms; peace negotiations and agreements; peacekeeping, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration; truth and reconciliation commissions; post-conflict reconstruction; and peace building and peace education. In the Commonwealth, as globally, armed conflict has moved into the village, the community, the street and the home, resulting in a gendered distribution of suffering among women and girls, and men and boys.

What is less well known, however, is that women have been making significant contributions to peace processes and rebuilding their societies in all phases of the conflict. In recognition of this, in 2000 the United Nations Security Council made an urgent call in passing Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), for the equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and emphasised the need to increase their role in decision-making with regard to conflict prevention and resolution. Commonwealth Members Responsible for Womens/Gender Affairs, in their new Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015, reaffirmed the 30 per cent target for all women in all peace initiatives, which was endorsed by Heads of Government (CHOGM, Coolum, 2001), and encouraged member States to mainstream gender equality in all peace processes.

Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation: Building Sustainable Peace is intended as a contribution to the achievement of these goals. It grew out of a series of symposia and workshops held by the Commonwealth Secretariat in the post-Beijing decade in collaboration with other partners. These fora contributed a wealth of analysis and case studies that made it clear that womens participation in processes of democratisation, as well as in a broad spectrum of peace initiatives in Commonwealth countries, were not just an ideal but rather a reality that needed to be better understood by policy makes and other political and social actors working in fields including democracy, development, peace and conflict.

This book brings together this body of work into an advocacy, capacity-building and policy tool to contribute to gender mainstreaming in all processes of conflict transformation and in building sustainable peace. As one of the Commonwealth Secretariats publications on gender mainstreaming in key development issues, it will be of interest to those working to achieve gender equality, peace, democracy and sustainable development, particularly in situations of armed and other forms of conflict. 


Gender Mainstreaming in Development Planning

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ISBN
9780850925920
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A Reference Manual for Governments and Other Stakeholders

Gender Management System Series
ISBN: 9780850925920
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:48

A guide for governments and other organisations wishing to advance gender equality. It argues that gender mainstreaming involves addressing gender inequalities in all aspects of development, especially in decision-making structures. The manual maintains that the term development encompasses the concept of human development (which takes account of health, education and purchasing power) as well as economic indicators. 


Gender Mainstreaming in Education

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ISBN
9780850925982
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A Reference Manual for Governments and Other Stakeholders

Gender Management System Series
ISBN: 9780850925982
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:70

Intended especially for the formal education sector (primary, secondary and tertiary education) of Ministries of Education. Provides an overview of gender issues in the educational sector, including global and Commonwealth mandates for promoting gender equality and equity.

Examines traditional indicators (such as literacy, enrolment, access to education and attainment) as well as other areas such as legal and administrative frameworks, the proportions of women in decision-making positions, resource allocation, curriculum development, and the organisation of schools and classrooms. Also examines how gender inequalities are perpetuated through the education system. 


Gender Mainstreaming in Finance

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ISBN
9780850926002
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A Reference Manual for Governments and Other Stakeholders

Gender Management System Series
ISBN: 9780850926002
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:36

Addresses both concepts and practical steps for mainstreaming gender in the Finance Ministry of Commonwealth governments. Includes detailed discussion of changes in the role and influence of Ministries of Finance over the last two decades, and of how gender can be located within the work of those Ministries.

It examines institutional and attitudinal barriers to mainstreaming gender within Ministries of Finance, and offers recommendations for action. 


Gender Mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS

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ISBN
9780850926552
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Taking a Multisectoral Approach

New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
ISBN: 9780850926552
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat and the Maritime Centre of Excellence for Womens Health
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:164

This title is one of a new series of manuals on gender mainstreaming in critical development issues. The Commonwealth approach to gender mainstreaming is the Gender Management System (GMS) a holistic, system-wide approach to bringing a gender perspective to bear in the mainstream of all government policies, plans and programmes.

Efforts to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS challenge governments and communities to develop policies and programmes that are dynamic and react to the pandemic as it evolves. This calls for strong and creative leadership, including political will at the highest level and partnerships with all sectors of society. The manual offers a number of case studies from developing and developed countries, which illustrate how programmes that promote HIV prevention by addressing gender and the social and economic factors that increase peoples risk of infection are more likely to succeed in changing behaviour. It also contains an extensive list of on-line resources. Published with the Maritime Centre of Excellence for Womens Health 


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