Gender Awareness Budgeting: Gender Awareness Policy Appraisal – reproductive health

Budgets that are cognisant of gender disparities can help promote greater accountability for public resources, especially to women, who are more marginalised than men in decision making. The Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiative has been initiated in Zambia with the help of UN Women. The project commissioned appraisals for agriculture and health.

December 15, 2015 Themes: Agriculture | Economics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC) | Report

The gender responsive budget: Presentation on pilot project

A presentation on the gender responsive budget pilot project looks at its background. Four issues were identified: National gender budgets call circular; gender awareness policy appraisal and general GRB awareness raising.

December 15, 2015 Themes: Economics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC) | Report

Vhembe District Local Economic Development Strategy

The Local Economic Development Plan is a component of the Municipality’s overall strategic plan as outlined in the Integrated Development Strategy. The strategy is based on identified development needs and provides the municipality with guidelines to create and facilitate economic development and encourage investment and job creation.

Gender Equality Index 2015 – Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2012

The Gender Equality Index is a composite indicator that provides a measure – across Member States and over time – of the complex concept of gender equality. It measures gender gaps within a range of areas relevant to the EU policy framework (work, money, knowledge, time, power, health, violence and intersecting inequalities), where the selection of domains is guided by a conceptual frame-work. The Gender Equality Index is formed by combining these gender indicators into a single summary measure. As such, the Gender Equality Index is a sophisticated tool that synthesises this complexity into a user-friendly and easily interpretable measure.

Discrimination generated by the intersection of gender and disability

Disabled women are at the intersection of various forms of discrimination on the grounds of gender and disability. This report provides an overview of relevant legislation and its limitations. It examines the ways this discrimination manifests itself in many domains of the private and public spheres. An intersectionality approach is seen as the most appropriate tool to analyse the complexity of this phenomenon and inform future policies and legislation, which will ensure participation and realisation of disabled women’s full potential.

Addressing gender equality in the context of disability

The integration of women with disabilities in the 2015 development framework and beyond must be reinforced. While all human rights and development norms and standards apply to women and girls with disabilities, they have not enjoyed the full rights on an equal basis with others.

For far too long, women and girls with disabilities have been invisible, both to the advocates of women’s rights and of disability rights, and this has increased their vulnerability. Women and girls with disabilities (W&GWD) are likely to experience the “double discrimination,À which includes the gender based violence, abuse and marginalization. As a result, women with disabilities often must confront additional disadvantages even in comparison to men with disabilities and the women without disabilities.

Gender mainstreaming as a strategy for poverty reduction in small-scale community fisheries: a case study of Nandoni dam, Limpopo Province, South Africa

This study assesses the basis of gender discrimination in the management of the fishery sector of the Nandoni dam and examines the role played by patriarchy in the management of the small-scale community fisheries of the dam. It analyses the role of gender in the fisheries sector of the Budeli, Manini and Dididi communities located around the dam in Vhembe district of Limpopo province of South Africa. A combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches were used to assess how the people who manage the fisheries sector are chosen; whether there is any mainstreaming of gender in the selection process of the managers; observe the gender equality in the allocation of the fishing rights to the fishers; and propose gender mainstreaming strategies to be adopted by men and women to alleviate poverty in the fishing communities. The data was collected through interviews and focus group discussions. Specifically, the qualitative approach was used to capture and understand the intricacy of gender relations. Quantitative methods were used to collect quantifiable data, such as the demographic details and socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, through individual structured questionnaire. The social construction of gender was used as the theoretical framework to discuss the findings of the study

Child death reviews in the context of child abuse fatalities – learning from international practice

This briefing paper provides a review of published articles on child death review mechanisms. The subject matter and available literature did not lend itself to a systematic review although the authors sought to identify the most relevant materials to review. The search revealed child death review processes only in high income settings suggesting the need to explore it in other economic settings. Child death review is examined as an international approach in preventing deaths from child abuse.

May 14, 2015 Themes: Child Abuse Programs: Report

Country Programme Evaluation 2010 – 2014: Uganda

This report presents the results of the Uganda UNFPA country programme evaluation (CPE) conducted by an independent evaluation team during June and August 2013. The seventh country programme cycle focuses on population and development, reproductive health and gender equality. UNFPA supports government at upstream (national and policy support) and downstream (programme) level. The report includes conclusions as well as recommendations.

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

This Report focuses on the economic and social dimensions of gender equality, including the right of all women to a good job, with fair pay and safe working conditions, to an adequate pension in older age, to health care and to safe water, without discrimination based on factors such as socio-economic status, geographic location and race or ethnicity. In doing so, it aims to unravel some of the challenges and contradictions facing the world today: t a time when women and girls have almost equal opportunities when it comes to education, why are only half of women of working age in the labour force globally, and why do women still earn much less than men?