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Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument (HeRWAI) 2006

Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument (HeRWAI) 2006

The Health Rights of Women Assessment Instrument (HeRWAI) is a tool developed by the Humanist Committee on Human Rights (HOM) in 2006 to enhance lobbying activities for better implementation of women's health rights. A HeRWAI analysis links what actually happens with what should happen according to the human rights obligations of a country.


How To Make The Law Work? Budgetary Implications of Domestic Violence Policies in Latin America

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This synthesis paper examines the evolution of efforts to address domestic violence in Latin America. In the outset, the authors elucidate the methodological dilemmas involved in collecting data on domestic violence. The paper discusses some of the outcom


How can PFM Reforms Contribute to Gender Equality Outcomes

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This paper provides guidance on how to make Public Finance Management (PFM) reforms gender responsive. It presents an overview of PFM reforms and explains how and why they are important to the achievement of gender equality outcomes. The paper aims to link ongoing work on gender responsive budgeting (GRB) with broader PFM reform efforts by increasing understanding of GRB among PFM practitioners and increasing understanding of PFM reforms among gender experts to support better results for gender equality and women's empowerment.


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (French)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (French)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How do donors collectively address gender issues in joint coordination mechanisms at country level?

How do donors collectively address gender issues in joint coordination mechanisms at country level?

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How To Make The Law Work? Budgetary Implications of Domestic Violence Policies in Latin America

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This synthesis paper examines the evolution of efforts to address domestic violence in Latin America. In the outset, the authors elucidate the methodological dilemmas involved in collecting data on domestic violence. The paper discusses some of the outcomes of domestic violence laws, including government actions undertaken, strategies used to implement laws when funding is lacking, and the extent of domestic violence services resulting from domestic violence laws. The paper also provides a...


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Spanish)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Spanish)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Portuguese)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Portuguese)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How To Make The Law Work? Budgetary Implications of Domestic Violence Policies in Latin America

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This synthesis paper examines the evolution of efforts to address domestic violence in Latin America. In the outset, the authors elucidate the methodological dilemmas involved in collecting data on domestic violence. The paper discusses some of the outcom


How to Integrate a Gender Perspective into Well-Being Budgeting Practices

Well-being gender budgeting (WBGB) experiences use a multidimensional approach for planning and budgeting combining the Capability Approach along with gender responsive budgeting. However, what happens to the other well-being budgeting initiatives that do not explicitly include this «gender focus» in their conceptualization? This article explores the gender biases that can be found in well-being budgeting and the challenges of integrating a gender perspective into these practices. It...


Harmonised Indicators on Gender Equality and the Status of Women in Albania

Harmonised Indicators on Gender Equality and the Status of Women in Albania

The publication serves as a basic manual for collecting data, assessing gender equality and the status of women in Albania and developing proposals to further improve them in such areas as women’s participation in the decision-making, education, employment, defense, social welfare, health, media and domestic violence.


Handbook on Costing Gender Equality

Handbook on Costing Gender Equality

The Handbook is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to costing gender equality priorities. It responds to the growing demand for guidance on estimating the financing needs for achieving gender equality commitments.


HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Public budgets for the epidemic...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Public budgets for the epidemic...

This study of HIV/AIDS, human rights and budgets in five Latin American countries (Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua) was prepared by Fundar Centro de An¡lisis e Investigaci, October 2004. The study is part of an international initiative, coordinated by the AIDS Budget Unit of Idasa in South Africa and generously supported by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The regional coordination for Latin America was undertaken by Fundar. The report aims to...


Training module on Local Level GRB in Morocco.

Training module on Local Level GRB in Morocco.

Training module produced in the context of the Local Level GRB programme in Morocco.


Tax matters A media guide to research on taxation and good governance

Tax matters A media guide to research on taxation and good governance

This is the eighth in a series of briefing documents for the media from the RELAY programme. RELAY works with Southern print and broadcast journalists to communicate the findings of academic research in an accessible way. This issue focuses on the links between taxation and governance. Copyrights. Panos London, November 2009


Taxation: Half the Story of the Budgeting Process

Taxation: Half the Story of the Budgeting Process

The document by Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), is a brief paper on the gender analysis of the Uganda taxation sector. This gender analysis provides a basis for investigating the gender dimension in tax policy formulation and Central Government tax administration carried out by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).


Tax Reform for Timor-Leste A New Value Added Tax

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Governments raise tax revenues so that they can meet the needs of the people they represent. Fair and equal taxation makes sure that tax laws do not discriminate against people who live traditional lives, subsistence farmers, rural business owners, women, or the poor


Technical Brief - GRB in the context of COVID-19

This technical brief builds on UN Women’s Guidance Note on ‘ Assessing Fiscal Stimulus Packages to respond to the Socio- Economic Impacts of Covid-19’  and it presents key entry points for using gender responsive budgeting to assess and monitor COVID-19 fiscal support packages. It presents five main GRB tools with corresponding information and guiding questions to support their use in the current context.


The Goal is Poverty Eradication

The Goal is Poverty Eradication

The brief paper brings forth a gender analysis of the finance sector in Uganda. The paper underlines the importance of integrating gender guidelines into the budget as the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) strive towards their goal of diminishing absolute poverty to less than 10 percent by the year 2017. Conducting sex-disaggregrated benefit assessments of policies, gender sensitive evaluation of public expenditures and evaluating gender implications of the...


The gender perspectives of the financial crisis

The gender perspectives of the financial crisis

This paper by Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont Date in March 2009 argues that the economic and financial crisis provides an opportunity to rethink the role of government in the economy. The author suggests that addressing the economic crisis requires among other interventions a direct focus on women's well-being. Women are likely to be targeted first for jobs layoffs, but have the fewest reserves with which to shield themselves and their children from the drop in income. Targeting public...