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A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa

A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa

Achieving 50:50 by 2030

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291780
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa: Achieving 50:50 by 2030 reviews the systems, legislation and best practice that will need to be implemented and effectively monitored to get more women into politics and help to realise Sustainable Development Goal 5 – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Small States

Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9780850928310
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 180
  • View: 3732
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This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on the world’s small states is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy makers.The book contains fifty-one tables covering selected economic and social indicators culled from international and national sources and presents information unavailable elsewhere. A detailed parallel commentary on trends in Commonwealth small states, looking at growth, employment, inflation and economic policy issues, permits a deeper understanding of developments behind the figures.The book also includes two topical articles, on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, by Professor Andrew S Downes of the University of the West Indies, and on special treatment for small states in trade, by Virginia Horscroft.

SADC Gender Protocol 2018 Barometer

SADC Gender Protocol 2018 Barometer

  • Author: Morna, Colleen Lowe,Glenwright, Danny
  • Publisher: Gender Links
  • ISBN: 0620806621
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development is the only sub-regional instrument in the world that brings together global and continental commitments to gender equality in one instrument used to enhance accountability. The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance is a network of country and regional NGOs that campaigned for the Protocol, it’s updating, implementation and tracking. Originally aligned to the Millennium Development Goals that expired in 2015, SADC Gender Ministers updated the Protocol and aligned it to the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), Beijing Plus Twenty and the Africa Agenda 2063 in 2016. In July 2017, the Ministers adopted a Monitoring, Evaluation and Results Framework (MERF) that is now the basis of reporting. 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the SADC Gender Protocol and the Barometer. Moving with the times, the Alliance has expanded the two yardsticks in the Barometer: the SADC Gender and Development Index (SGDI) and the Citizen Score Card (CSC). The Barometer incorporates many MERF and SDG indicators, as well as its own unique measures of voice, choice and control. The Barometer also introduces the Gender Responsive Assessment of Constitutions and Laws conducted by Alliance experts and networks around the region. A wealth of data, insights and analysis awaits all readers of the Barometer, that will also be made available online and in multi-media formats. The “SADC we want” is one in which citizens engage; step it up for gender equality, and make sure we achieve Planet 50/50 by 2030!

Gender and Human Rights in the Commonwealth

Gender and Human Rights in the Commonwealth

Some Critical Issues for Action in the Decade 2005-2015

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9780850928082
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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This book brings together the papers commissioned for a Pan-Commonwealth Expert Group Meeting on Gender and Human Rights which took place at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London in February 2004. These papers, together with other key background papers, represent much of the analysis and experience from Commonwealth member countries that informed the development of the Human Rights section of the new Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015. The papers address a wide range of Gender and Human Rights issues, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), gender-based violence, culture and the law, indigenous peoples, trafficking and migration, land and property rights, diversity, and a life cycle approach to gender and human rights. The contributors include government policymakers, judges, lawyers, academics, representatives of civil society organizations, and specialists from multilateral agencies including the Commonwealth Secretariat. The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policymaking, program planning and implementation on Gender and Human Rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policymakers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics, and civil society organizations grappling with these issues. It is also intended as a conceptual and policy-oriented resource for those committed to implementing and supporting the Human Rights goals of the new Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015.

Election Management

Election Management

A Compendium of Commonwealth Good Practice

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1848599412
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 239
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Lifting the quality and strengthening the relevance of election management bodies is a continuing work-in-progress: to learn and apply the lessons from each election and rise to the emergence of new challenges, including evolving information and communication technologies and increasing demands for greater transparency and integrity. Election Management: A Compendium of Commonwealth Good Practice is designed to provide policy makers and staff of election management bodies with a guide to the democratic values, principles and practices of the Commonwealth, which should be reflected in the work they do to consolidate and deepen democracy in their countries. It will also assist governments, political parties and civil society organisations understand better the role, functions and responsibilities of those tasked with delivering credible elections. Includes annexes from 45 Commonwealth election management bodies on their countries’ standards for democratic legitimacy, legal frameworks, funding arrangements and administrative structure.

Advancing Gender Equality

Advancing Gender Equality

Case Studies from Across the Commonwealth

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291519
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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The Commonwealth Secretariat has been a pioneer in promoting women’s rights and gender equality since the 1976–85 UN Decade for Women, and of gender mainstreaming since the UN 4th World Conference on Women, to which our 1995 Plan of Action on Gender and Development was a Commonwealth contribution. This publication brings together case studies prepared in connection with the end-of-term review of the 2005–15 Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality. The case studies are based on submissions and interviews with government representatives, gender specialists and other stakeholders, including civil society organisations, from 20 countries representing all regions of the Commonwealth. The examples were selected to demonstrate a range of strategies that can be employed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Together they help to show what perpetuates gender inequality and offer approaches that can be adopted to help end unjust discrimination.

Guidebook to Education in the Commonwealth

Guidebook to Education in the Commonwealth

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849290849
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 198
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Guidebook showcasing successful, innovative education initiatives to help meet the MDGs and Education for All targets from around the Commonwealth, in a concise and easy-to-use format. Provides policy-makers with examples of solutions that will assist them in devising strategies to counter their own educational challenges.

Navigating Uncertainty

Navigating Uncertainty

Towards a Post-Brexit Trade and Development Agenda

  • Author: Brendan Vickers,Sangeeta Khorana
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291764
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 97
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Navigating Uncertainty: Towards a Post-Brexit Trade and Development Agenda offers timely and expert commentary on how a new UK trade policy towards the EU and developing countries could be designed and implemented. The essays unbundle complex issues and offer a context for the current debate, as well as providing a framework within which to assess and discuss the ongoing negotiations.

Changing the Law

Changing the Law

A Practical Guide to Law Reform

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291748
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7299
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Changing the Law: A Practical Guide to Law Reform is designed to provide practical assistance to users seeking to deliver high standard law reform outcomes. Using examples and experience from around the Commonwealth and beyond, it guides users through each phase of a successful reform, from initiation to final implementation.

American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

  • Author: Hanes Walton,Robert C. Smith,Sherri L. Wallace
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317218612
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 434
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This dynamic and comprehensive text from nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics. Through the use of two interrelated themes -- the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitions -- the text demonstrates how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions and processes. The authors show that through the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have universalized and expanded the freedoms of all Americans. New to the Eighth Edition A new co-author, Sherri L. Wallace, is renowned for her teaching, scholarship, and participation in APSA’s American government textbook assessment for coverage of race, ethnicity, and gender. She is the perfect addition following an election year that included female presidential candidates as well as candidates of color and issues focusing on racial tension and inequality. Offers a new Media Integration Guide for the first time. Provides the first overall assessment of the Obama administration in relation to domestic and foreign policy and racial politics in particular. Updated through the 2016 elections, connecting the Obama years with the new administration. Looks at candidates Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson in particular in relation to the themes of the book. Adds a new section on State Politics and Elections. Includes new sections on intersectionality dealing with issues of race, gender and sexuality; LGBT issues as another manifestation of the struggle for universal freedom; a discussion of the "Black Lives Matter" movement; and a new section focusing on the changing character of black ethnicity as result of increased immigration from Africa and the Caribbean. Discusses the way in which race contributed to the polarization of American politics; the connections to the Tea Party; and the Obama Presidency and the 2016 presidential campaign as the most polarized since the advent of polling. Previews the impact of the Trump Administration on matters of race and ethnicity.

Women and the Teaching Profession

Women and the Teaching Profession

Exploring the Feminisation Debate

  • Author: Fatimah Kelleher,Francis O. Severin,Samson, Meera,De, Anuradha,Afamasaga-Wright, Tepora,Sedere, Upali M.
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 1849290725
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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Examines how the teacher feminisation debate applies in developing countries. Drawing on the experiences of Dominica, Lesotho, Samoa, Sri Lanka and India, it provides a strong analytical understanding of the role of female teachers in the expansion of education systems, and the surrounding gender equality issues.

Gender Responsive Investment Handbook

Gender Responsive Investment Handbook

Addressing the Barriers to Financial Access for Women's Enterprise

  • Author: Vanessa Erogbogbo,Esther Eghobamien,Elizabeth Pimentel
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291004
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 89
  • View: 620
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Women account for between 25-40 per cent of SMEs worldwide and their earning power is estimated to reach US$18 trillion by 2014 - more than double the estimated 2014 GDP of China and India combined. Yet there remain structural and cultural barriers to the effective delivery of financial services to women in the global marketplace, meaning that a high percentage is unbanked and receive a low proportion of credit. As women entrepreneurs grow in number, they need financial products and services beyond microfinance and gender responsive budget initiatives that will allow them to expand their businesses. Gender Responsive Investment is a process of ensuring gender-equitable access to financial services and investment resources through rigorous assessment of the differing needs of women and men. It recognises that a more equitable allocation of resources will make a greater impact on sustainable economic development, with long-term benefits for the whole economy. This Handbook supports policy-makers to identify the policies, laws and regulations that hinder women's access to finance, and assists financial institutions to identify opportunities to deliver inclusive, well-designed products and services for women.

Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016

Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291594
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 160
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There are more young people in the world today than ever before. Yet surprisingly little is known about the current state of affairs in youth development. Measuring the well-being of young people continues to be a challenge, even though its importance is widely recognised. The Commonwealth's youth flagship report, the Global Youth Development Index and Report, provides an evidence-based overview of the state of development for the nearly 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 30 in the world. The Youth Development Index (YDI) is a composite index of 18 indicators that collectively measure progress on youth development in 183 countries, including 49 of the 53 Commonwealth countries. The YDI has five domains, measuring levels of education, health and well-being, employment and opportunity, political participation and civic participation among young people.

Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning

Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning

Transforming Young Lives

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291640
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 292
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Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning: Transforming Young Lives is a compendium of concepts to initiate dialogue and mobilise consensus around visions and strategies for young people and includes practical tools and techniques that will support initiatives to mainstream youth rights, voices and capabilities across government and other institutions. It is aimed policy-makers and practitioners in all sectors engaged in development planning at all levels.

Anticipatory Social Protection

Anticipatory Social Protection

laiming dignity and rights

  • Author: Marilyn Waring,Anit Mukherjee,Elizabeth Reid,Meena Shivdas
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849290954
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 92
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The social protection landscape is currently characterised by competing discourses and agendas, given that bilaterals, multilaterals and private funders have different targets and have differing constituents whose lives they seek to improve. Critical aspects such as gender inequalities and inequities, women and children’s agency and community coping mechanisms are often not adequately addressed. This publication introduces the Commonwealth Secretariat’s anticipatory and transformative social protection approach, which outlines the principles and strategies for advancing a gender-responsive, human rights-based approach to social protection. It presents analysis and discussion of a framework for social protection, models of good practice from across the Commonwealth, and innovative ways of providing social protection that are not based on men and women being in full-time paid work in the formal economy. This publication will assist policy-makers and development practitioners in making informed decisions about programme design and delivery so that beneficiaries’ access to and participation in social protection mechanisms are fully realised.

Gender Mainstreaming in the Health Sector

Gender Mainstreaming in the Health Sector

Experiences in Commonwealth Countries

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9780850927337
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 87
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Improvement in health remains a challenge for all. However, the problem is more acute for women. There is a disparity between women and men in their ability to gain access to health care appropriate to them. Furthermore, the low status of women in less developed countries has been identified as a major obstacle to development. If women are to gain better access to health services they must be given the opportunity to work in partnership with men at all levels of the health sector, including the highest levels of policy-making. Together they must ensure that women’s specific needs are identified and addressed appropriately.This book is the result of consensus built up in a series of workshops in different regions of the Commonwealth on what is the most effective way of applying Gender Management System principles and methodology to the health sector. The differing contexts of financial, human and other resources explored in Gender Mainstreaming in the Health Sector will assist other countries in adapting mainstreaming to their own particular circumstances.This manual has been written to provide support and guidance to policy-makers, planners, non-governmental organisations, institutions and staff working in the health sector.

A Guide to the European Market for Medicinal Plants and Extracts

A Guide to the European Market for Medicinal Plants and Extracts

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9780850926613
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 130
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Despite the growth in the consumption of plant-based medicines and health foods around the world, the Commonwealth's share of the trade in medicinal herbs and extracts is still small. This handbook is designed to help businessmen and women understand the working of the international market in medicinal herbs and extracts, to give them a better chance of tapping into this growing market. It contains information on markets and market trends, competition, regulatory issues including quality issues, production within the EU, processing methods, product profiles and useful contacts including websites.

Who Cares?

Who Cares?

The Economics of Dignity

  • Author: Marilyn Waring,Robert Carr
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849290199
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 94
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At the centre of the HIV/AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Yet their carers are often invisible to the system that relies on them. Focusing on the carer directs assistance where it is most effective and most needed, will respect human rights, and will help achieve the millennium development goals in health.

Common Law Legal Systems Model Legislative Provisions on Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Preventive Measures and Proceeds of Crime

Common Law Legal Systems Model Legislative Provisions on Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Preventive Measures and Proceeds of Crime

  • Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291500
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 205
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Corruption undermines the rule of law, good governance, and sustainable growth and development. Most countries have prohibited all forms of corruption, yet corruption persists due largely to a lack of appropriate strategies and structures to inhibit it. Such strategies include effective and comprehensive legal frameworks to prevent, punish and take the profit out of corruption. The Common Law Legal Systems Model Legislative Provisions aims to enable Commonwealth countries to evaluate measures that can be incorporated into domestic law to prevent, detect, and effectively sanction money laundering and terrorism financing and to recover the proceeds of crime.

Atlas of Gender and Development How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in non-OECD Countries

Atlas of Gender and Development How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in non-OECD Countries

How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in non-OECD Countries

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264077472
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
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Gender inequality holds back not just women but the economic and social development of entire societies. This atlas presents a new measure of gender inequality which examines women’s status according to family situation, physical integrity, son preference, civil liberties and ownership rights.