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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 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 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


Response of Aid Agencies to VAW in Central America

Response of Aid Agencies to VAW in Central America

This report focuses on the responses of international aid agencies working on violence against women (VAW) in Central America and, in particular, the situation in Honduras. One of the conclusions of the publication is that International organisations should commit to gender budgeting, which is important as an indicator and create mechanisms to monitor their own organisations performance on VAW.


Realizing Their Needs: Women's Access to Public Services in Sector Decentralization

Realizing Their Needs: Women's Access to Public Services in Sector Decentralization

Since 2004, 13 research projects supported in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America by the Women's Rights and Citizenship program of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have been exploring exactly how decentralization affects women's access to services, resources, and local power. The findings show that these reforms do not automatically benefit women, and can even put them at a disadvantage.


Recommendations and guidelines for introducing the gender perspective to local budgets in Bosnia...

Recommendations and guidelines for introducing the gender perspective to local budgets in Bosnia...

The publication presents a set of instruments for the analysis of public revenues and expenditures from a gender perspective. The authors analyzed...


Report on Morocco Local Level GRB initiative,UNIFEM 2005

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This report presents the results of a research aimed at developing a diagnosis and an analysis of the opportunities that stem from introducing a gender approach in budgetary processes in some communes of Morocco. It was prepared under a joint UNIFEM/EU initiative supporting the integration of a gender approach in the systems and budgetary processes at local level in the context of decentralization. The report is in French.


Report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women

Report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women

The present report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women, January 2008 has been prepared in accordance with the programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women for 2007-2009, which identified Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women as the priority theme for the fifty-second session. The report analyses the current situation of financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women and proposes recommendations...


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