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 in the Commonwealth: Volume 1, 2017/18
This report documents progress made by the Commonwealth’s 53 member countries in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It records performances on available indicators covering four themes: women in leadership, women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls and gender and climate change.
A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa: Achieving 50:50 by 2030
A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa: Achieving 50:50 by 2030 reviews the systems, legislation and best practice that will need to be implemented and effectively monitored to get more women into politics and help to realise Sustainable Development Goal 5 – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia: Combating Violence against Women and Girls for Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Thailand
The Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia deepens our understanding of the forms of VAWG and raises awareness of the role that the judiciary can play in tackling them. It can be used by judicial officers and other professionals to promote justice and fairness in the judicial process for women who have been victims of violence.
Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in Commonwealth East Africa
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.
Advancing Gender Equality: Case Studies from Across the Commonwealth
Advancing Gender Equality brings together case studies from 20 countries that 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.
The Impact of Women’s Political Leadership on Democracy and Development: Case Studies from the Commonwealth
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.
Anticipatory Social Protection: Claiming dignity and rights
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.
Gender Responsive Investment Handbook: Addressing the Barriers to Financial Access for Women’s Enterprise
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.
Gender, Peace and Security: Women's Advocacy and Conflict Resolution
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.
Women and the Teaching Profession: Exploring the Feminisation Debate
Examines how the teacher feminisation debate applies in developing countries. Drawing on the experiences of Dominica, Lesotho, Samoa, Sri Lanka and India, it provides a strong analytical understanding of the role of female teachers in the expansion of education systems, and the surrounding gender equality issues.
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