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The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. It aims to inform dialogue, learning and the sharing of good practice around areas such as gender mainstreaming, measuring change, legal and policy frameworks on gender and human rights, and successful initiatives from the field.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting (FGC), is a practice involving the cutting or removal of the external genitals. It is practised in 28 African countries and some communities in the Middle East and Asia. It is a violent and dangerous practice that leaves many girls and women physically, psychologically and emotionally damaged, and can result in serious long-term health problems or even death. This update provides links to campaigns aimed at ending FGM, as well as resources that provide background on the issue and innovative suggestions for moving toward the abandonment of the practice.

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Training Manual on Gender Budget Analysis (GBA)
This training manual is divided into six sections: an introduction, four training modules and a concluding session. Each module explains its training aims and learning outcomes. They include practical exercises numbered consecutively ...
Gender budgets make more cents: country studies and good practice
D. Budlender; G. Hewitt / Commonwealth Secretariat, 2011
Over 50 countries in the world have gender budget initiatives of some kind. This book builds on a previous publication, 'Gender Budgets Makes Cents,' which provides an overview of gender-responsive budget (GRB) initiatives; and descri...
Gender Budgets Transparency and Accountability Project: Preparation of government budgets
Produced by the Development Initiatives Network, as part of the Gender Budget Transparency and Accountability Project, this factsheet preparation of government budgets in Nigeria. It covers topics such as: Budget cycle ...
Gender Budget Transparency and Accountability Project: Legislative participation in government budget processes in Nigeria
Produced by the Development Initiatives Network, as part of the Gender Budget Transparency and Accountability Project, this factsheet explains the basics of legislative participation in government budget processes in Nigeria. It cover...
Equality Path: planning and budgeting with a gender lens
UN Women, 2012
An increasing number of countries are introducing measures in their planning and budgeting processes to address more effectively the persisting inequalities between women and men and boys and girls in all sectors. This video features ...
UN Women website: Gender Responsive Budgeting
UN Women, 2012
How can gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives create enabling policy frameworks, build capacity and strengthen monitoring mechanisms to support accountability to women? GRB consists of government planning, programming a...
Gender Budgeting and Democratic Governance: Experience from Africa and Europe
M. Bilinski (ed) / VENRO, 2010
This publication is based on a workshop of African and European civil society organisations (CSOs), which took place in Bonn, Germany in September 2010. It was organised by the Association of German Development NGOs (VENRO), the umbre...
Multiple pathways to gender-sensitive budget support in the education sector: Analysing the effectiveness of sex-disaggregated indicators in performance assessment frameworks and gender working groups in (education) budget support to Sub-Saharan Africa countries
N. Holvoet; I. Liesbeth 2013
Since the turn of the century, changes in aid policies and instruments have taken place with the goal of promoting aid and development effectiveness. The reform agenda, which is most clearly laid down in the 2006 Paris Declaration (PD...
Open Budgets Portal: Gender Budgeting
World Bank, 2014
This section of the World Bank website presents documentation on gender budgeting. The first headline showcases budget-related gender initiatives carried out by international organisations such as the World Bank and the United Nations...
Integrating gender equality dimensions into public financial management
This issues brief is on the integration of a gender equality perspective into public financial management (PFM). It introduces the what, why, where and how of both PFM and gender-responsive budgeting (GRB); outlines opportunities and ...
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