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This case law handbook has been developed by judges in Commonwealth East Africa as a contribution to the development of the jurisprudence of equality. It supports propagation of the procedural recommendations and good practices set out in the...
  • 08 Jul 2019
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 128
This publication provides a comprehensive framework – complimentary to those based on needs and justice – to assess the economic cost of VAWG. It applies an economy-wide modelling approach that enables governments to capture important linkages and...
  • 18 Mar 2019
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 186
This report documents progress made by the Commonwealth's 53 member countries in promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. In doing so, it records Commonwealth countries' performances on available indicators covering the four themes adopted...
  • 05 Apr 2018
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 188
The Commonwealth is far from achieving gender equality when it comes to women in political decision-making roles. Although Commonwealth Africa has some of the best-performing countries in this context, on average women’s representation is still only...
The Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia deepens our understanding of the varying forms of VAWG and raises awareness of the important role that the judiciary can play in tackling them. It is designed to be used by judicial...
  • 28 Aug 2017
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 273
Youth Work in the Commonwealth: A Growth Profession establishes a baseline to inform the planning and implementation of initiatives to professionalise youth work in Commonwealth member countries. The study was conducted in 35 countries in the Africa,...
  • 08 Aug 2017
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 295
This policy guide reviews the current regulatory frameworks, legal issues, empirical data, WTO member states proposals, and existing literature on e-commerce and digital trade.
  • 06 Apr 2017
  • Iain Lindsey, Tony Chapman
  • Pages: 162
Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) recognises the potential contribution of sport to achieving important development objectives, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • 09 Jan 2017
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 350
The judiciary plays a central role in enhancing and protecting women’s rights, as well as the development and enforcement of formal legal responses to discriminatory and criminal activities, including violence against women (VAW). The Judicial Bench...
  • 17 Nov 2016
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 168
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...
  • 23 Aug 2016
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 200
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,...
  • 10 Feb 2015
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 354
Over the past two decades, studies on the migration-development nexus often portray small states as one homogeneous group, ‘developing countries’, without considering their critical and peculiar challenges or inherent vulnerabilities, due mainly to...
  • 06 Dec 2013
  • Farah Deeba Chowdhury, Margaret Wilson, Colleen Lowe Morna, Mukayi Makaya Magarangom
  • Pages: 90
Women’s minimal leadership role in national and local political spheres remains a serious concern worldwide. The Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005–2015 calls on governments to introduce measures to promote at least 30 per ...
  • 17 Oct 2013
  • Marilyn Waring, Anit N. Mukherjee, Elizabeth Reid, Meena Shivdas
  • Pages: 120
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...
  • 30 Jul 2012
  • Biman Chand Prasad, Paul Kausimae
  • Pages: 90
SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIES The country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability ...
  • 25 Jul 2012
  • Desmond U. Amosa
  • Pages: 50
SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIESThe country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability,...
  • 30 Apr 2012
  • Fredline A. O. M'Cormack-Hale
  • Pages: 50
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 recognises both war’s adverse effects on women and women’s important contributions to peace and security. Yet despite the resolution being passed unanimously over a decade ago, women are still generally...
  • 09 Dec 2011
  • Liam Campling, Hansel Confiance, Marie-Therese Purvis
  • Pages: 124
SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIES The country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability ...
  • 11 Oct 2011
  • Marilyn Waring, Robert Carr, Anit N. Mukherjee, Meena Shivdas
  • Pages: 94
At the centre of the HIV/AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Those who are ill require support from carers who provide physical, social and psychological support. Yet these carers – essential actors in the response –...
  • 15 Jul 2011
  • Purna Sen
  • Pages: 128
The UN Human Rights Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism has been in place for over two years. 2008 and 2009 saw this mechanism succeed in promoting dialogues on human rights in countries from all continents and all regions, including 25...
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