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.

Contributor: Nirmala Banerjee
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: 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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

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