Advancing Gender Equality

Case Studies from Across the Commonwealth

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Advancing Gender Equality

Publication date: 15 August 2016
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-151-4
Pages: 200

The Commonwealth Secretariat has been a pioneer in promoting women’s rights and gender equality since the 1976–85 UN Decade for Women, and of gender mainstreaming since the UN 4th World Conference on Women, to which our 1995 Plan of Action on Gender and Development was a Commonwealth contribution.

This publication brings together case studies prepared in connection with the end-of-term review of the 2005–15 Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality. The case studies are based on submissions and interviews with government representatives, gender specialists and other stakeholders, including civil society organisations, from 20 countries representing all regions of the Commonwealth.

The examples were selected to demonstrate a range of strategies that can be employed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Together they help to show what perpetuates gender inequality and offer approaches that can be adopted to help end unjust discrimination.

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Section I: Women’s Political Participation
1 Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, Pakistan
2 Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund to Strengthen Women’s Political Participation, Nigeria

Section II: Women’s Corporate Leadership and Gender Equality in the Workplace
3 Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, Australia
4 The Equality Mark for Employers, Malta
5 Women in Leadership Programme, New Zealand
6 Women’s Business Council, United Kingdom

Section III: Women’s Enterprise and Economic Empowerment
7 Mass Product Consumer Regulatory Authority, Cameroon
8 The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, India
9 1AZAM Programme for Economic Development, Malaysia
10 The Women Enterprise Fund, Kenya
11 Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship, Mauritius
12 Income-Generating Activity Programme, Uganda

Section IV: Combatting Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence
13 One-Stop Crisis Centre, Bangladesh
14 National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, Canada
15 Advancing Policy and Legislation to Combat Gender-Based Violence, Grenada
16 Women and Child Protection Units, Namibia
17 Central Registry on Domestic Violence, Trinidad and Tobago

Section V: Working with Men for Gender Equality
18 Integrated Approach to Combating Gender-Based Violence, Botswana
19 Pacific Women’s Network Male Advocacy Programme, Pacific Islands
20 Channelling Men’s Positive Involvement into the National Response to
HIV/AIDS, United Republic of Tanzania

Section VI: Key Factors for Success
21 Conclusion