Gender

Our books on gender promote gender equality as a human right and fundamental principle of the Commonwealth. Areas of research include gender-responsive budgeting, women’s political participation and gender mainstreaming in education, business and society.

Publication date: 1 June 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Shows teachers, headteachers and school administrators how to spot the key spaces in school life where gender is important. This title gives them tools to address gender biases by changing attitudes and ideas among staff and students. It is full of activities that can be undertaken at either individual or group level.

Publication date: 1 June 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Focusing on seven case studies of secondary schools in India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Samoa, Seychelles, and Trinidad & Tobago, this book analyses whether schools perpetuate gender stereotypes and investigates how this can be prevented. It provides insights and recommendations useful for policy-makers and educators worldwide.

Publication date: 1 March 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines how the curriculum and practices in teacher training programs address issues of HIV and gender equality in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Publication date: 1 December 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Gender equality is essential for sustained economic growth and for democracy, peace and security. This book presents key thinking on a topic that is of international concern: how to ensure that sufficient financial resources are available through aid modalities and from domestic sources to effect the changes to make gender equality a reality.

Contributor: Nirmala Banerjee
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

By highlighting the relative effects of changes in taxation policy on men and on women through a case study from India, this title helps to raise awareness of gender among those responsible for planning the tax system, in India and elsewhere.

Contributor: Nite Tanzarn
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents revenue and tax system in Uganda, a country that has moved from analysis to action in gender responsive budgeting. This book shows policy-makers in ministries of finance worldwide how government revenue collection practices affect men and women differently, and how to build an awareness of gender into financial policy.

Publication date: 1 September 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Researchers from Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia met in Maputo to address the most critical human resource for the achievement of education goals - the teacher. This book reports the fruits of their discussions.

Contributor: Naila Kabeer
Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2008
Format: Paperback

Explores the gendered dimensions of risk, vulnerability and insecurity and hence the need for a gender perspective in the design of social protection measures. This book provides an understanding of the constraints and barriers that confine women to more poorly remunerated, more casual and more insecure forms of waged and self-employment.

Contributor: Ramya Subrahmanian
Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 December 2007
Format: Paperback

Offers information about the notion of gender mainstreaming, a strategy for ensuring women's rights be addressed through policy, planning and implementation. This book focuses on the issues arising from a lack of clarity about the meaning of gender equality in education.

Publication date: 1 June 2007
Format: Paperback

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 provided on CD-ROM and can be used as a basic introduction or as a resource to develop capacity building for others.

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