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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 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.


Violence against Women in Mozambique (English)

Violence against Women in Mozambique (English)

This issue paper explores the linkages between Violence against Women (VAW), public security and health. The authors argue that VAW can only be addressed if sufficient attention is given to underlying gender issues in all relevant sectors. The paper presents the innovative inter-sectoral interventions adopted in Mozambique in response to VAW and concludes with recommendations for public investments and budget allocations to ensure their expansion and sustainability. "


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 Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: The case of the bifurcated health...

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: The case of the bifurcated health...

The Local Level Gender Budget Initiative in the Philippines: the case of the bifurcated health program was published in 2006 by UNIFEM and the Women's Action Network for Development (WAND). The document highlights how the application of GRB in Sorsogon City revealed that the painful truth that there was no real functional city health office, the acting city health officer was simply deployed from the Provincial Health Office. Understandably, there was no annual health plan, only an annual...


The missing link: Applied budget work as a tool to hold governments accountable for maternal...

The missing link: Applied budget work as a tool to hold governments accountable for maternal...

This brief explores the relevance of civil society budget analysis and advocacy (i.e., budget work) and its potential as a tool to hold governments accountable for their maternal mortality reduction commitments. In doing so, it discusses three recent examples of civil society groups engaged with budget analysis and advocacy: Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research in Mexico; Women's Dignity in Tanzania; and the Center for Budget and Governance Accountability in India. The work of these...


Uganda Health Sector Gender Budget Analysis 2001/2002

Uganda Health Sector Gender Budget Analysis 2001/2002

The following short paper by FOWODE published in 2003 provides a gender analysis of the health budget in Uganda. The paper briefly discusses health indicators in Uganda since the implementation of the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP), poverty reduction interventions and additional health sector reforms. The paper outlines some of the challenges and disparities in accessibility and use of health facilities, analyzes Uganda's health policy and makes recommendations for the health sector.


Guide for the formulation of public budgets in the health sector using a gender perspective.

Guide for the formulation of public budgets in the health sector using a gender perspective.

This publication supports the design and formulation of Gender Sensitive policies and budgets in the Health Sector. It is the result of the joint...