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.
Gender Equality: A Decade of Commonwealth Action
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.
Mainstreaming Gender in Debt and Development Resource Management
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.
Management of Credit Schemes for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa: A Training Manual
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.
Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development: Perspectives
Considers the Convention on Biological Diversity, which recognises the vital importance that women play in the conservation and sustainable importance of biological diversity.
Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation: Building Sustainable Peace
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.
Mainstreaming Informal Employment and Gender in Poverty Reduction: A handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders
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.
Chains of Fortune: Linking Women Producers and Workers with Global Markets
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.
Gender and Human Rights in the Commonwealth: Some Critical Issues for Action in the Decade 2005-2015
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.
Gender Sensitive Approaches to HIV/AIDS: A Training Kit for Peer Educators
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.
Engendering Budgets: A Practitioners' Guide to Understanding and Implementing Gender-responsive Budgets
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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- Youth policy