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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 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...


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...


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


The price of protection: Costing the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in South Africa

The price of protection: Costing the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in South Africa

This report presents research on the costs of implementing South Africa's Domestic Violence Act (DVA), with a focus on quantifying missing personnel costs. It describes the methodology used in the research, the process required to obtain a protection order and the time taken at each step. The authors discuss factors impeding the execution of the DVA, such as the role of criminal justice employees. They also offer recommendations to secure an adequate budget to implement the DVA.


The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing

'The State of Gender Lens Investing' presents a survey of the current state of the field, makes sense of tensions and trends in the field and recommends directions and action by a wide variety of participants, such as philanthropists, investors, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, activists and academics.


A Difference between Men and Women - The Income

This study by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance discusses existing income discrepancies based on current statistics and examines the effects of taxation, which is gender-neutral in its legal formulation, on these differences, especially with regard to the most recent tax reform.


Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal

Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal

The EC/UN Partnership has reviewed the extent to which commitments to women's security and peacebuilding needs have been financed by Official Development Assistance (ODA) in four different post-conflict situations: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), and Aceh (Indonesia). A 2008 study by UNIFEM found that government and donor efforts to integrate gender priorities in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction processes in Nepal were limited, and that...


Aid in Support of Gender Equality in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

Aid in Support of Gender Equality in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

The present study is a contribution to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of UNSCR 1325, and provides an overview of DAC members' funding targeted to gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected states. It was prepared with the assistance of members of the DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) and the DAC Working Party on Statistics (WP-STAT). The main findings of the study are, On average, one-third of DAC members' aid to fragile states targets gender equality as a principal or...