Education, gender and health

Education, health, and gender equality are intrinsic to sustainable human development. Commonwealth books give guidance on developing strategies and tools to achieve globally agreed human and social development goals.

Publication date: 9 January 2017
Format: E-book, Paperback

The Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in Commonwealth East Africa situates VAW in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. By placing VAW within the socio-cultural and legal context of the region, the bench book will enhance the ability of judicial officers to handle cases of VAW, both within a human rights as well as a gender perspective.

Contributor: Rupert Jones-Parry
Publication date: 15 June 2015
Format: Paperback

The essential overview of education in the Commonwealth. Includes research, good practice and opinion from around the Commonwealth on current educational issues and 53 education profiles of member countries.

Publication date: 6 December 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Describes barriers to women’s political participation and explains why women’s inclusion is crucial to democracy. It identifies strategies – electoral reform (New Zealand), party voluntary quotas (South Africa), and legislative quotas (Bangladesh and India) – that have helped to advance the participation of women in decision-making at all levels.

Publication date: 17 October 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This publication will help policy-makers and development practitioners to make informed decisions about programme design and delivery so that beneficiaries’ access to and participation in social protection mechanisms are fully realised.

Publication date: 20 June 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Gender Responsive Investment is a process of ensuring gender-equitable access to financial services and investment. This Handbook supports policy-makers to identify the policies, laws and regulations that hinder women’s access to finance, and assists financial institutions to deliver inclusive, well-designed products and services for women.

Publication date: 28 February 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This study addresses a gap in the literature on the role and status of teachers in emergencies. Through field research from Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, it identifies issues facing refugee teachers and makes recommendations on how policy can address their needs, and thus improve access to education to populations affected by an emergency.

Contributor: Matthew Hiebert
Publication date: 28 February 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This study analyses good practices and gaps in education for sustainable development (ESD) implementation in ten small island states vulnerable to climate change. It provides practical and realistic recommendations on how ESD may be better integrated in education policy and strategy and delivered more comprehensively.

Publication date: 30 October 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This collection of papers from the Sixth Commonwealth Teachers’ Research Symposium examines current trends in teacher migration, including education in emergencies, forced migration and pan-African migration, in line with the current global focus on education in conflict affected countries.

Publication date: 24 August 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Guidebook showcasing successful, innovative education initiatives to help meet the MDGs and Education for All targets from around the Commonwealth, in a concise and easy-to-use format. Provides policy-makers with examples of solutions that will assist them in devising strategies to counter their own educational challenges.

Publication date: 30 April 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines women’s role in both conflict and post-conflict reconciliation. It describes how UNSCR 1325 provides support for women in peace-building processes and provides case studies of how it has been implemented in selected countries, including the benefits of NAPs and women’s involvement in their adoption.