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  Gender: Equality between men and women- ILO, International Labour Organization
The role of the Bureau for Gender Equality, part of the Geneva-based Secretariat of the ILO, is to advocate for gender equality throughout the organization.
The main focus or thematic areas of the ILO on gender equality coincide with the organization's four strategic goals, which are to: promote fundamental principles and rights at work; create greater employment and income opportunities for women and men; enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection; and strengthen social dialogue and tripartism.
The five main elements of the action plan to operationalize gender mainstreaming are: strengthen institutional arrangements; introduce accountability and monitoring mechanisms; allocate adequate resources for gender mainstreaming; improve and increase staff's competence on gender; and improve the balance between women and men among staff at all levels.
www.ilo.org /public/english/gender.htm   (1071 words)

 UNFPA: Promoting Gender Equality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gender mainstreaming therefore aims to strengthen the legitimacy of gender equality values by addressing known gender disparities and gaps in such areas as the division of labour between men and women; access to and control over resources; access to services, information and opportunities; and distribution of power and decision-making.
UNFPA has adopted the mainstreaming of gender concerns into all population and development activities as the primary means of achieving the commitments on gender equality, equity and empowerment of women stemming from the International Conference on Population and Development.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment do not mean that men and women become the same; only that access to opportunities and life changes is neither dependent on, nor constrained by, their sex.
www.unfpa.org /gender/faq_gender.htm   (1200 words)

 Likestillingsombudet: The Gender Eguality Ombud
The Gender Equality Ombud reached the conclusion that banning headscarves was against the law, and the employer complied with the decision.
The Gender Equality Ombud was of the opinion that a ban of this type entails direct discrimination of women since it affects Muslim women, many of whom will not seek employment if they are not permitted to wear a headscarf.
The reorganisation entails the merger on 1 January 2006 of the Gender Equality Ombud, the Centre for Gender Equality and the Centre for Combating Ethnic Discrimination.
www.likestillingsombudet.no /english   (2796 words)

 Oxfam - Gender - Gender Equality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Oxfam is concerned about gender inequality because the majority of the world’s poor are women: around 70 per cent of the 1.3 billion people who live in extreme poverty, on less than one dollar a day, are women and girls.
Oxfam's policy on gender equality - Our gender policy is a guide for staff and volunteers, helping to ensure our work improves the lives of both women and men and promotes gender equality.
Gender and Development Network - a network of over 130 leading practitioners, academics and consultants working on gender and development issues in the UK.
www.oxfam.org.uk /what_we_do/issues/gender   (415 words)

 CSW 48th session, Thematic Issue: "The role of men and boys in gender equality"
Consideration of the thematic issues is the core of the Commission's annual work, and a critical contribution to the systematic follow-up to the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome document of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly.
It underlines the need for men to be actively involved in developing and implementing legislation and policies that foster gender equality, and in providing positive role models for other men to promote gender equality.
Consideration of the thematic issue "The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality" should be further enriched by the panel discussion that is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 2 March 2004, from 3 to 6 pm.
www.un.org /womenwatch/daw/csw/csw48/Thematic1.html   (504 words)

 Gender Mainstreaming - UNDP
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in their own right and central to all other development efforts.
A gender review of 78 national MDG reports: key insights and practical suggestions for effective mainstreaming of gender concerns and tracking of progress under each Goal.
Gender Beat: As a quarterly review of projects and activities around the world, Gender Beat used to be a corporate publication.
www.undp.org /gender   (355 words)

 DEVELOPMENT: Gender Equality Distant But Reachable
Gender equality is relevant to all the millennium goals, Grown said.
But because gender inequality is deeply rooted in entrenched attitudes, societal institutions and various types of market forces, different countries need to adopt different steps, she said.
The UN millennium project task force on education and gender equality suggests seven strategic priorities as prerequisites for achieving the gender equality and women empowerment goal.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=28758   (876 words)

 Center for Gender Equality, AAUW Boulder Colorado News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
As conservative religious organizations step up their involvement in political debates, a new national survey finds that women, while strongly committed to the principles of gender equality, are becoming increasingly religious and increasingly conservative on a number of social issues.
Women in the survey voiced overwhelming support for equality between men and women, and sixty-eight percent of women surveyed said they believe more effort needs to be made to improve the status of women, highlighting the significance of the work of the Center for Gender Equality.
While support for gender equality remains strong, and while women say they receive many benefits from their religious involvement, it is also clear that women are becoming more conservative on a number of social issues as they become more involved with religion, and as conservative religious political activism increases."
www.coaauw.org /boulder-oldsite/aauwb_center_for_gender_equality.html   (1450 words)

 Gender Equality Tool Home page
Gender Network Thematic Panel on Employment Policies through a Gender Lens for Creating Decent Work
ILO Guidelines on Crisis and Gender highlighted during panel on Tsunami and ILO Initiatives: Through the Gender Lens
Gender Equality and Decent Work - Good Practices at the Workplace
www.ilo.org /dyn/gender/gender.home   (168 words)

 Gender Equality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Spiritual equality, responsibility and accountability for both men and women is a well-developed theme in the Quran.
Spiritual equality between men and women in the sight of God is not limited to purely spiritual, religious issues, but is the basis for equality in all temporal aspects of human endeavor.
The same applies to our belief in the equality of men and women; gender equality as outlined in the Quran must also be put into practice.
www.mwlusa.org /publications/positionpapers/gender.html   (805 words)

 Gender in Development: UNDP Gender Policy Note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
As a crosscutting issue, gender must be addressed in everything the organization does.
It is a worthy goal in and of itself, one that lies at the heart of human development and human rights.
And because gender inequality is an obstacle to progress, a roadblock on the path of human development.
www.undp.org /gender/policy.htm   (139 words)

 Gender Equality:Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
DAC work in the area of gender equality (www.oecd.org/dac/gender) is conducted primarily through the Network on Gender Equality/ GENDERNET (former Working Party on Gender Equality).
GENDERNET is the only international forum where gender experts from development co-operation agencies meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality.
Guidance for advancing gender issues in the development co-operation programmes of DAC Members.
www.oecd.org /department/0,2688,en_2649_34541_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (130 words)

 MDGenderNet - Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
This paper by Carmen Barroso and Françoise Girard examines how access to reproductive health for women and girls is essential to gender equality and makes the case for the inclusion of related targets and indicators in the recommendations of the Millennium Project Task Force on Gender Equality.
The risks of dying as a result of childbirth are to be dramatically reduced, deadly diseases brought under control, the environment better managed, and the benefits of progress more equally shared by all the nations of the world.
But the issue of gender equality is not limited to a single goal — it applies to all of them.
www.mdgender.net   (425 words)

 NDP - Gender Equality Unit
The NDP Gender Equality Unit provides a support and advisory service on mainstreaming equality between women and men (gender mainstreaming).
This simply means incorporating a gender equality perspective into mainstream policies as these policies are developed, implemented and evaluated.
Gender mainstreaming is a requirement for all policies and programmes funded under the Irish National Development Plan 2000 to 2006 (the NDP).
www.ndpgenderequality.ie   (126 words)

 UNFPA: POPULATION ISSUES: Promoting Gender Equality
For more than 30 years, UNFPA has been in the forefront of bringing gender issues to wider attention, promoting legal and policy reforms and gender-sensitive data collection, and supporting projects that empower women economically and politically.
Gender Equality is a Key to Reducing Poverty, Says the State of World Population 2005 Report
Gender equality and reproductive health are indispensable to these goals.
www.unfpa.org /gender   (300 words)

 "Gender Equality?"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
No special considerations were made for females on the plantation because there was no concept of women as the "gentle sex" or the "weaker sex." They were subject to the same levels of physical punishment as the male slaves and this abuse continued regardless of pregnancy also.
No exceptions were made for pregnant women in regards to work or to physical lashings which shows that the idea of a different gender and different needs was non-existent in the slave culture.
Due to the fact that the production of males and females was considered equal on the slave plantations, likewise their dietary needs were considered equal.
www.trincoll.edu /~spearson/gender.htm   (591 words)

 WomenWatch: UN Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
The aim of the Passport to Equality is to promulgate, educate about, and encourage the implementation of, CEDAW.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to achieving major development goals
CEDAW has urged the Government of Iraq to ensure that gender equality and non-discrimination are fully reflected in the Iraqi constitution which is being drafted...
www.un.org /womenwatch   (1570 words)

 InterAction.org | Gender Equality
The Gender Audit Course was held in Accra from September 11 to 14, and included representatives from Red Cross Tanzania, OIC International, Pact, Project Concern International, and World Vision (Partnership Office, Ghana, Philippines, and Thailand), the Gender Development Institute of Ghana, and POSDEV.
Dialogue Across Gender Differences: In 2001, the CAW collaborated with the Gender Development Institute in Ghana and Egerton University in Kenya on an initiative that explored male perspectives on gender.
It is for those who want a practical understanding of what working for gender equality involves, and how to apply it to the work currently on their desks.
www.interaction.org /caw/enews/enews1002.html   (9004 words)

 UNDP Men and Gender Equality
Thus far, then, these concerns and the struggle for gender equality have been perceived to be a "women's issue," and gender programmes designed with a sole focus on women.
The development of gender programmes that involve men and the role that they can play in a movement towards more gender equitable development has been relatively slow, and such programmes are still fairly new as far as development organisations and agencies are concerned (but see examples).
the appeal to men as members of the community, workplace, households, as fathers, spouses, brothers....; the lives of men and women are intertwined in a number of domains, which are now having to face significant changes in the assignments of gender roles for a variety of reasons.
www.sdnp.undp.org /gender/programmes/men   (343 words)

 Gender and Inequality - Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Amartya Sen describes gender inequality as not being a “homogeneous phenomenon, but a collection of disparate and interlinked problems.” He argues that “informed and critical agency” is a key in combating this issue.
Focusing on various aspects of gender equity—women’s empowerment, gender and education, gender gap in economic activity and earned income—this document reports a grave global situation.
The UN's Gender Poverty and Employment Program and the International Labor Organization are pushing for the incorporation of gender in future development initiatives.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/inequal/indexgen.htm   (4507 words)

 June 2005: GENDER EQUALITY IN EDUCATION: WORLD FAILS TO MEET MDG3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gender Equality in Education: World fails to meet MDG 3
By 2005, the number of girls in primary and secondary schools world-wide should be equal to that of boys.
Today, in the middle of 2005, developments in education reveal that as far as the MDG’s goal for gender equality is concerned, the world still has a long way to go.
www.isiswomen.org /pub/we/archive/msg00211.html   (4594 words)

 Tim Worstall: Gender Equality.
A report out from the World Economic Forum on gender equality, with an accompanying artilce in The Guardian.
Sweden is top of the tree, the country which has done the most to create equality of outcome between the genders.
Quite obviously this means that if we do indeed desire more gender equality, then we must look at the Swedish education system and see what lessons we can apply to our own.
timworstall.typepad.com /timworstall/2005/05/gender_equality.html   (483 words)

 Gender Equality in Norway
The Nordic Institute for Women' Studies and Gender Research (NIKK) is an interdisciplinary Nordic research institution financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers
FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development is a resource centre on international women's issues and a co-ordinating organ for women's organisations in Norway.
The MiRA Resource Centre - the main aim for the centre is to promote equality for fl, immigrant and refugee women in Norway.
www.likestilling.no /english   (160 words)

 Technorati Tag: gender equality
Following an essay by Maureen Dowd in The Times Magazine, which was adapted from her new book, "Are Men Necessary: When Sexes Collide," the author and...
Craig and I sat on the porch on a summer evening in 1996 discussing the differences between raising a boy and raising a girl.
I’ve ranted this point before, and the shock I often get when speaking on it continues to amaze me. Most people, of any race and gender seem to think...
technorati.com /tag/gender+equality   (635 words)

 Rox Populi : Gender Equality vs. Multiculturalism
Of men and women -- which gender will be more likely to ask for directions to assemble something rather than assume knowledge of the product and then assemble it and realize that about 40% of the hardware still remains?
Mar 11, 2005 8:40:16 AM I've heard that Europe is just now trying to advance the cause of women, so some of this stuff we went through a while ago.
It was just as silly here, though not to semi-fascist, humorless idealogues, like....the gender feminists...nothing is really silly to them.
roxanne.typepad.com /rantrave/2005/03/gender_equality.html   (618 words)

 Asiabooks Catalogue - Indonesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In this new study, the author explores this struggle, through archival and ethnographic research in villages and courtrooms of the Aceh Province, and through interviews with national religious and legal figures.
(Clayton, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, 2000, 38 pp., ISBN 0 7326 1190 3) This working paper examines the gender implications of Indonesia's most popular music, dangdut, and in particular the variety of dangdut that is commonly referred to as kampungan or 'low class'.
Cummings examines 'history-making' - the ways in which the past is perceived, interpreted and used, central to his argument is the notion that histories are not just records or representations of the past but are themselves forces or agents capable of transforming the worlds in which humans live
www.asiabooks.gil.com.au /catalogue/indonesia_01.html   (2620 words)

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