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.



Integrating Gender Issues into National Budgetary Policies and Procedures within ontext of Economic Reform: Some Policy Options

Over the past decade there has been a growing recognition of the importance of macroeconomic policy in shaping women's living standards and their prospects for economic empowerment. Macroeconomic policy can worsen or improve the living standards of different groups of women and contribute to narrowing or widening gender gaps in incomes, health, education, nutrition etc. The Commonwealth was a pioneer in recognising and investigating the implications of macroeconomic policy for women.


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