Gender Mainstreaming

Commonwealth Strategies on Politics, Macroeconomics and Human Rights

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These papers were commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat for the fifth meeting of Commonwealth ministers responsible for women's affairs in Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. Topics covered include: increasing women's participation in politics and economics, and human rights concerns for women.



Changing the Conceptual Framework to Integrate Gender into Macroeconomic Policies

The budget, on the face of it, appears to be a gender-neutral policy instrument. It is set out in terms of financial aggregates – totals, and sub-totals of expenditure and revenue, and the resulting budget surplus or deficit. As usually presented, there is no particular mention of women, but no particular mention of men either.


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