|Thematic Area:||Human Rights, Planning and Budgeting, Budget Monitoring and Advocacy|
|Resource type:||Assessments and Analysis|
A summary guide for policy makers, gender equality and human rights advocates" is a publication based on a report by Diane Elson "Budgeting for Women's Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW" by UNIFEM 2006. The publication developed by UNIFEM in 2008 articulates what it means to take an explicitly rights-based approach to government budgets and draws on the lessons of Gender Budgets Initiatives (GBIs) experiences around the world. It links governments' commitments under CEDAW with the four main dimensions of budgets: revenue, expenditure, macroeconomics of the budget, and budget decision-making processes. It makes these links to help clarify how gender budget analysis can assist in: monitoring a government's compliance with CEDAW; identifying how CEDAW can be used to set equality-enhancing criteria in budget activities; and guiding GBIs and other initiatives towards achieving gender equality. This booklet is intended as an advocacy and action tool for key stakeholders in the area of government budgets and women's human rights, including policy and lawmakers at the country level, and gender and human rights advocates." The publication is available in English, French and Spanish. href="index.php?option=com_joomdoc&task=doc_details&gid=932&Itemid=189">Spanish.