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 July 2005
Format: Paperback

The year 2005 marks a decade of successful initiatives since Commonwealth governments adopted the 1995 Commonwealth Plan of Action on Gender and Development, which was presented to the UN Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995.

Series title: Debt Management Series
Publication date: 1 May 2005
Format: Paperback

This handbook highlights the linkages between debt and gender and discusses policies and action taken by international agencies and bilateral donors to promote and integrate gender issues in the provision of development assistance.

Publication date: 1 January 2005
Format: Paperback

The focus of this publication is to offer experience of training and capacity building in the management of credit schemes for women entrepreneurs in Africa.

Publication date: 1 January 2005
Format: Paperback

Considers the Convention on Biological Diversity, which recognises the vital importance that women play in the conservation and sustainable importance of biological diversity.

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2005
Format: Paperback

Issues of socio-economic development, democracy and peace are linked to gender equality. This book argues that gender equality needs to be placed on the policy and programme agenda of the entire spectrum of peace and conflict-related initiatives and activities to achieve conflict transformation.

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

Liberally scattered with practical examples, this book provides a convincing case for an increased emphasis on informal employment and gender in poverty reduction strategies. It sets out a strategic framework that presents important guidelines for policy-makers seeking to follow this approach.

Contributor: Marilyn Carr
Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

Much has been written about the negative impact of globalisation also opens up new economic opportunities if poor women producers and workers are enabled to take advantage of them. The need for assistance differs between independent producers on the one hand and wage workers in export industries on the other.

Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policy-making, programme planning and implementation on gender and human rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policy-makers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics and civil society organisations grappling with these issues.

Series title: Commonwealth Youth Programme
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

HIV/AIDS is a development issue - affecting all sectors of society - economic and social development, education, public services, food security, to name a few. At the heart of this pandemic lies inequality between men and women.

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

This guide provides practitioners, politicians and policy communities with the basic information needed to understand gender-responsive budgets and to start initiatives based on their own local situations.

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