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A Life Free of Violence Is Our Right! [English]. 2007
This booklet seeks to demonstrate how garantees have succeeded in breaking intergenerational cycles of violence, in empowering survivors to make changes in their lives, in transforming communities and institutions into advocates for change, and in advocating for enabling policies and legislation.
 
A Manual for Integrating Gender into Reproductive Health and HIV Programs: From Commitment to Action [English]. 2003
This Manual aims to orient program managers and technical staff on how to integrate gender concerns into program design, implementation, and evaluation. It promotes greater understanding of how gender relations and identities affect individuals’ and groups’ capacity to negotiate and obtain better RH/HIV/AIDS decisions and outcomes.
 
A Training for Trainers Manual. Nominating for Change: Strengthening Women's Position in Political Parties [English]. 2003
This manual is based on a Training of Trainers workshop “Nominating for Change: Strengthening Women’s Position in Political Parties” delivered by NDI. It aims at supporting other programs, which promote women’s political participation – through the nomination process or otherwise. It was prepared as a Training of Trainers tool to prepare participants to deliver workshops that help increase women’s skills to get themselves nominated by their political parties.
 
Achievement of Women in Various Fields [Arabic]. 2005
 
Actual Image of Arab Women [Arabic]. 2005
 
Algeria - Gender Mainstreaming Guide 2006 [French]. 2006
 
Arab Human Development Report 2005 [English][Arabic][French]. 2005
"Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World," The report presents a compelling argument as to why realising the full potential of Arab women is an indispensable pre-requisite for development in all Arab states
 
Arab Women and Civil Society [Arabic]. 2005
 
Arab Women and Excelling [Arabic]. 2005
 
Arab Women Entrepreneurs: A Growing Economic Force [English]. 2005
 
Arab Women Knowledge Achievements [Arabic]. 2007
 
Arab Women's Economic Participation [Arabic]. 2005
 
Arab Women's Health Situation [Arabic]. 2005
 
Building Democracy in Egypt: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Election [English][Arabic]. 2005
The report is the end-result of a project carried out by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in cooperation with the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND). The project discussed democratic reform in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen and focused on three interconnected themes seen as entry points to help establish a reform-oriented agenda: electoral system reform, the political participation of women and the development of political parties.
 
Building Democracy in Jordan: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Election [English][Arabic]. 2005
This report discussed women's participation in public life and its impact on women in Jordan, the political parties and the electoral systems in Jordan.
 
Civil Society Role in Empowerment of Women [Arabic]. 2005
 
Comoros – Human Development Report 2006 [French]. 2006
This Report “Gender and Human Development” shows that the Comorian society demonstrates a rather undeniable momentum for a new social organization where women are on equal terms with men. But in the process, the risks of disruption and even regression remain quite possible. These potential impediments must be taken into the utmost account. The report also shows that it is women education and training that constitute the most important factors towards the elimination, or at least the substantial reduction, of the gender gap.
 
Comprehensive View and Lessons Learned of the Rise of Arab Women [Arabic]. 2005
 
DAC Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co- operation [English][French]. 1999
The OECD original Guiding Principles to Aid Agencies for Supporting the Role of Women in Development were adopted 1983 and revised a number of times. The Guiding Principles served as useful guidance for advancing gender issues in the development co-operation programmes of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Members.
 
Djibouti - Human Development Report 2004 [French]. 2004
Gender as a key to achieving the MDG's - stands out as a provocative report that treats subjects e.g. genital mutilation, drug abuse (Khat), HIV/AIDS which are subjects taboo. It capitalizes on the Millennium Development Goal dissemination strategy which strives to facilitate and encourage the participation of those who plead for gender equality and women's rights.
 
Economic Empowerment of Women in Iraq: The Way Forward [English]. 2006
This briefing summarizes the views expressed by participants in two meetings held by the United States Institute of Peace in coordination with the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on February 1, February 22, and April 19, 2006, to discuss the current economic progress of women in Iraq and to identify challenges and options for the future.
 
Egypt - Human Development Report 1995 [English]. 1995
Human Development Report on Participation and Gender. The Report focuses on the concept of human development as a participatory process in Egypt.
 
Empowerment of Arab Women and External Political Pressure [Arabic]. 2005
 
En Route to Equality: A Gender Review of National Millennium Development Goals Reports [English]. 2005
This global review of national Millennium Development Goals (MDG) reports is a follow-up to a pilot exercise commissioned by the Bureau of Development Policy, UNDP in 2003. The findings provide an additional gender dimension to the review of national reports, and demonstrate the added value of including a gender equality perspective in future reporting and tracking of progress in the implementation of the MDGs.
 
Engaged Governance: A Strategy for Mainstreaming Citizens into the Public Policy Processes [English]. 2005
This paper builds on an earlier work of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) on ‘engaged governance’ (citizen/government engagement in governance) and argues that several recent developments, both at the national as well as at global level, impact directly on systems of governance and, in turn influence development management processes.
 
Engendering Development - Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice [English]. 2001
A Policy Research Report focusing on gender issues and their broad economic and social implications in developing and transitional countries. The report examines the conceptual and empirical links between gender, public policy, and development outcomes and demonstrates the value of applying a gender perspective to the design of development policies.
 
Equality versus Difference Analytical Frame [Arabic]. 2005
 
Failing Women, Sustaining Poverty: Gender in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers [English]. 2003
This report of the UK Gender and Development Network explores how the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) of four countries - Tanzania, Bolivia, Malawi and Yemen - dealt with gender issues.
 
Fiscal Policy, Accountability and Voice - the Example of Gender Responsive Budget Initiatives [English]. 2002
This is a background paper of the Human Development Report 2002. The paper analyses participatory budgeting and analysis -whether it is pro-poor, environment-sensitive or gender responsive – and offers innovative means for ensuring government accountability to international and national commitments as well as a more balanced distribution of public resources.
 
From WID to GAD: Conceptual Shifts in the Women and Development Discourse [English]. 1995
From WID to GAD: Conceptual Shifts in the Women and Development Discourse, by Shahrashoub Razavi and Carol Miller. Occasional Paper No. 1- United Nations, Fourth World Conference on Women, February 1995. This paper, provides an introduction to "women and development" by tracing the main trends in the way women's issues have been conceptualized - women in development (WID) and gender and development (GAD) - in the development context.
 
Gender Achievements and Prospects in Education Project (GAP) Report [English]. 2005
Building on what people who work in development and education know and understand, this report is designed to assess progress towards universal primary education, highlight innovations, identify obstacles, generate discussion and provide guidance.
 
Gender and Development in Middle East and North Africa: Women in the Public Sphere [English][Arabic]. 2004
This book seeks to advance the gender equality discussion in the region by framing the issues in terms of economic necessity. It analyzes the potential for women’s greater economic contribution to the region’s new development model and identifies key economic and sociopolitical impediments to women’s increased labor force participation and empowerment, and it suggests a way forward in developing an agenda for change.
 
Gender and Development Information Kit [English][Arabic]. 2002
This kit provides basic background information on gender, a glossary of gender terms, a concise description of gender analysis models as well as an annotated bibliography on gender for further reading. It also includes a list of Training and Research Institutes that are capable of administering research and training in this field.
 
Gender and Indicators - Overview Report [English]. 2007
The Report examines conceptual and methodological approaches gender-sensitive measurements that are critical for building the case for taking gender (in)equality seriously, for enabling better planning and actions by gender and non-gender specialists, and for holding institutions accountable to their commitments on gender.
 
Gender Assessment for Morocco [English]. 2003
Assessment of the plan of action for the integration of women in development, political participation and the "Moudawana".
 
Gender Equality and Human Development: The Instrumental Rationale [English]. 2005
This paper focuses on the social pathways through which women’s access to resources might operate to improve their own and their children’s welfare. The author considers some of the evidence linking women’s access to various kinds of resources to fertility rates, children’s health and mortality rates, children’s education and women’s own health and well-being.
 
Gender Equality for Development Effectiveness [English]. 2008
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and budgets, improving statistical development, and increasing national civil service capacities.
 
Gender Issues and Concerns in Financing for Development [English]. 2004
The objective of this background paper is to use a gendered approach in examining the development financing strategies endorsed in the 2002 Monterrey Consensus. The paper seeks to identify what needs to be done to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated in the global effort for economic and gender justice, peace and the realization of human rights.
 
Gender Mainstreaming [English]. 1995
A Study of Efforts by the UNDP, the World Bank and ILO to Institutionalize Gender Issues, by Shahra Razavi and Carol Miller. Occasional Paper No. 4, UN Fourth World Conference on Women, August 1995. The paper provides an account of efforts to mainstream gender in three multilateral development agencies (UNDP, World Bank and ILO) in response to the pressures that have been brought upon them by the Women in Development movement. Section One sets out the conceptual underpinnings of feminist attempts to promote women's concerns within development institutions. Section One also looks at the factors which condition organizational response to outside pressures for change. Section Two, Three and four review and analyze the experiences of the UNDP, the World Bank and the ILO respectively in institutionalizing Women in Development /gender. Section Five draws together the main points emerging from the three core sections.
 
Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals - A Handbook for Policy Makers and Other Stakeholders [English]. 2003
This book brings together arguments, findings and lessons from the development literature that are relevant to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from the standpoint of gender equality.
 
Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: A Handbook [English]. 2001
Toolkit produced by the United Nations Development Programme providing a comprehensive understanding of gender mainstreaming and methods to be applied in practice. It is intended for policy and development practitioners that are charged with gender mainstreaming responsibilities but that are not specifically experts on the issue.
 
Gender Thematic Guidance Note [English]. 2003
This Thematic Guidance Note examines a number of National Human Development Reports (NHDRs) addressing the issue of gender equality within the human development perspective. While similarities in policy environments and the manifestations of gender inequalities exist in many countries, this note nonetheless recognizes the unique intersection of challenges faced by each country or region.
 
Historic Comparative Inequality [Arabic]. 2005
 
Ijtihad and its Role in Reducing the CEDAW Reservations of the Arab Countries [Arabic]. 2005
 
Image of Women in Art and Literature [Arabic]. 2005
 
Image of Women in Theatre and Movies [Arabic]. 2005
 
Image of Women in Theatre and Movies [Arabic]. 2005
 
Inequality Between the Historic View Point and the Actual Arab Situation [Arabic]. 2005
 
Islam and Women's Rights [Arabic]. 2005
 
Jordanian Woman's Participation in Politics: Analytical Study of the Parliamentary conduct in the Fourteenth Parliament Council [Arabic]. 2007
This report, published by the United Nations Development Fund For Women (UNIFEM) in collaboration with the National Committee for Women, aims at shedding light on and studying the situation of Jordanian women in terms of political participation and the role of political will in guaranteeing the presence and integration of women in decision-making processes in Jordan. It also deals with the obstacles and challenges facing women in politics, and places emphasis on women political participation in Jordan since the beginning of 2003 when Provisional Law No. 34, dated 2001on Parliamentary Elections, known as the Women Quota Law, was amended. The report contains an anaysis and comparison between the strengths and weaknesses in the law within the national context.
 
Jurists Equality in the Maghreb [Arabic]. 2005
 
Law and Women's Rights in Morocco [Arabic]. 2005
 
Liberation of the Tunisian Woman [Arabic]. 2005
 
Limitation of Personal Freedom [Arabic]. 2005
 
Mainstreaming Gender in Urban Development: Activity Description and Synthesis [English]. 2000
The report addresses the challenges and achievements of gender mainstreaming in the Middle East.
 
Mauritania - Nationall Report on Sustainable Human Development 2002 [Arabic][French]. 2002
 
Measuring Democratic Governance: A Framework for Selecting Pro-Poor and Gender Sensitive Indicators [English]. 2006
The Guide provides a framework for pro-poor gender sensitive indicators to assist policy-makers monitor and evaluate democratic governance at the country level.
 
Memorandum: Policy on Gender Balance in Management (Phase II): 1998 - 2001 [English]. 1998
This document lays out UNDP's strategy for achieving gender balance in its work force, especially the advancement of women in senior management cadres.
 
Millennium Development Goals - UNDP National Report: A Look through a Gender Lens [English]. 2003
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), are based on the major goals and targets agreed upon at the UN Conferences of the 1990s, which have been synthesised into a global agenda for development. This Report scans selections of the national MDGRs from a gendered perspective.
 
Navigating Gender: A Framework and a Tool for Participatory Development [English][French]. 2001
The manual includes key concepts and definitions, as well as introductions to alternative gender analysis frameworks. Navigating Gender provides case studies to illustrate the use of these frameworks and can be used both as an individual study guide, or as a basis for discussion in groups.
 
OECD - DAC Source Book on Concepts and Approaches Linked to Gender Equality [English][French]. 1998
The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)'s key concepts and approaches for the understanding of gender equality issues and how to address them.
 
Oppression of Women Through Social Structure [Arabic]. 2005
 
Palestine and Human Development [Arabic]. 2005
 
Participation of Women in the Economy [Arabic]. 2005
 
Pathway to Gender Equality: The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Beijing and the Millennium Development Goals [English][Arabic]. 2004
This booklet details in particular that gender inequalities are closely intertwined with every development challenge the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are attempting to address. It also underlines, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women must be the touchstones for realizing the potential held out by the MDGs.
 
Plan of Action to Correct Present Imbalances in the Participation of Men and Women in Political Life [English][French]. 1994
The Inter-Parliamentary Council adopted the Plan during the 154th session of its plenary policy- making body (Paris, 26 March 1994). The Plan of Action is based on the affirmation that "forty years after the adoption of the Convention on the Political Rights of Women and despite undeniable progress, political and parliamentary life remains dominated by men in all countries". The Plan of Action is also inspired by the vision of democracy: "will only assume true and dynamic significance when political policies and national legislation are decided upon jointly by men and women with equitable regard for the interests and aptitudes of both halves of the population." The Action Plan covers: Women's political participation; Legal basis for equality of men and women; Women's participation in politics at the national level; Women's participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union's activities; and Mechanisms for follow-up and assessment of the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Action Plan.
 
Political Empowerment of Arab Women [Arabic]. 2005
 
Politics of Integrating Gender to State Development Processes [English]. 1995
The Politics of Integrating Gender To State Development Processes: Trends, Opportunities and Constraints in Bangladesh, Chile, Jamaica, Mali, Morocco and Uganda, by Anne Marie Goetz. Occasional Paper No. 2, UN Fourth World Conference On Women, May 1995. This paper provides an assessment of efforts in six countries to improve public accountability to women in the development process
 
Population Levels, Trends and Policies in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities [English][Arabic]. 2010
 
Position of Political Powers regarding the Role of Islamic and Religious Movements in Women Empowerment the Arab World [Arabic]. 2005
 
Poverty Spread and its Effects on Women in the Arab World [Arabic]. 2005
 
Problematic Relation with Men in Arab Societies [Arabic]. 2005
 
Progress of Arab Women 2004 [English][Arabic]. 2004
The report follows the framework of UNIFEM’s biennial report, Progress of the World’s Women, in evaluating women’s progress along a number of critical indicators. It examines the forces of economic globalization that are propelling the move towards change in different countries in the region as well as the geopolitical dynamics that continue to create political obstacles to change.
 
Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women? [English][Arabic][French]. 2008
Report published by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) providing an analysis on the non-achievement of gender equality commitments endorsed in the MDGs and suggests that the phenomenon is the result of lack of accountability to women. The report stresses that women must be legitimate members of any oversight or accountability process as their involvement would result in more positive outcomes.
 
Progression of the Conception of Women and Development: a Critique from an Arab Point of View [Arabic]. 2005
 
Report on the Status of Jordanian Women: Demography, Economic Participation, Political Participation and Violence Against Women [Arabic]. 2004
This report on the condition of Jordanian women falls in line with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and its goals of economically empowering women and promoting their role in ensuring a secure life. The report also sheds light on women's progress in economic, social and political fields, as a means of achieving true equality between men and women, as well as improving women's status through their participation in and benefiting from sustainable development.
 
Report on the Workshop on Approaches and Methodologies of Gender Mainstreaming [English]. 2001
This is the report of a one-day workshop on Approaches and Methodologies for Gender Mainstreaming was organized in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Inter-Agency Meeting on Women and Gender Equality (IAMWGE) in New York, 27 February - 2 March 2001.
 
Rise of the Arab Women Towards Expansion of Freedom Values [Arabic]. 2005
 
Role of International Organizations in Empowering Women in the Arab Region [Arabic]. 2005
 
Social and Cultural Participation of Arab Women [Arabic]. 2006
 
Social Structure and Rise of Women [Arabic]. 2005
 
Social Trends Affecting Women's Position in the Arab World [Arabic]. 2005
 
Status of Jordanian Women: Demography, Economic Participation, Political Participation and Violence [English][Arabic]. 2004
The report was prepared in collaboration with the national Department of Statistics and the Jordanian National Commission for Women, and includes in-depth analysis of gender gaps and disparities. The report is intended to be a tool for policy-makers and practitioners to report on CEDAW and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, as well as facilitate better planning and equitable resource allocation in national budgeting.
 
Struggle of Women Movements in Morocco [Arabic]. 2005
 
Sudan - National Millennium Development Goals Report [English]. 2005
"Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Sudan: Centrality of Women's Leadership and Gender Equality", this publication is based on the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) experience in the Joint Assessment Mission for Sudan, and the Oslo Gender Symposium and Donors’ Conference of 2005. It is an effort to show how the Sudanese women, in their diversity and in spirit of unity, are defining the critical development agenda for the country in the coming decade.
 
The Abuse of Islamic Interpretations to Weaken Women [Arabic]. 2005
 
The Economic Advancement of Women in Jordan: A Country Gender Assessment [English]. 2005
This study prepared by the World Bank, discusses the women economic advancement in Jordan. It sheds light on the gender issues in human development, and highlights the legal, policy, and institutional frameworks for women's economic advancement and political participation.
 
The Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Syria - Toolkit [English]. 2006
UNDP and other UN organizations adopt clear strategies for gender mainstreaming which emphasize systematic integration of gender equality objectives into organizational policies, programmes at all levels, resources allocations and practices. This kit is designed to assist the user in mainstreaming gender in policies and programs that are supported by UN and other development agencies in Syria.
 
The Politics of Integrating Gender to State Development Processes: Trends, Opportunities and Constraints in Bangladesh, Chile, Jamaica, Mali, Morocco and Uganda [English]. 1995
This paper provides an assessment of efforts in six countries to improve public accountability to women in the development process. It then goes on to provide an overview of some of the more prominent political, economic and social trends of the past two decades, against which efforts have been made to institutionalize gender in state development processes.
 
The Problematic Aspect of Arab Women’s Work and its Social and Economic Dimensions [Arabic]. 2007
This study deals with the problematic aspect of Arab Women’s Work and its economic and social consequences.
 
The Rise of Women Scientists in Arab Countries [Arabic]. 2005
 
Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development [English]. 2000
This book explores the evolution of gender and development theory, introduces competing theoretical frameworks, and examines new and emerging debates. The focus is on the implications of theory for policy and practice, and the need to theorize gender and development to create a more egalitarian society.
 
UNDP - Human Development in South Asia 2000 [English]. 2000
Human Development in South Asia 2000 - The Gender Question. This report tackles the subject of women discrimination in South Asia, by focusing on health, educational and other facilities that lags far behind of men.
 
UNDP - Human Development Report 1995 [English]. 1995
Gender and Human Development. Based on the principle that human development must be gender based, the Report analyses the progress made in reducing gender disparities in the past few decades, highlights the wide and persistent gap between women's expanding capabilities and limited opportunities, introduces two new measures for ranking countries on a global scale by their performance in gender equality, analyses the under- valuation and non-recognition of women's work and offers a five-point strategy for equalizing gender opportunities in the decade ahead.
 
United Arab Emirates - National Gender Mainstreaming Initiative [English]. 2006
A How to Guide to Gender Mainstreaming your Organization
 
United Nations Secretary-General Study on Violence Against Women [English].
The in-depth study builds on work that has been undertaken so far on violence against women, synthesizes and evaluates findings, and identifies best practices and effective strategies, along with gaps and challenges. The study was conducted by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women.
 
Urban Governance: Why Gender Matters? [English]. 1996
The author, Jo Beall, argues that urban governance must be gender-sensitive if it is to be equitable, sustainable and effective. A gender-sensitive approach to urban governance has two principal objectives; firstly, to increase women's participation in human settlements development and, secondly, to foster gender-awareness and competence among both women and men in the political arena and planning practice.
 
Various Religious Views on Women in Arab Countries [Arabic]. 2005
 
Violations of Human Rights in Arab World [Arabic]. 2005
 
Where Do Arab Women Stand in the Development Process? [English]. 2003
An ESCWA report detailing the plans and limited gains of achieving gender equality for both men and women in the development processes in the Arab countries.
 
Windows of Opportunity: Pursuing Gender Equity in Post-War Iraq [English]. 2005
This paper examines the forces working to shape the future of Iraq and the brief window of opportunity that women must seize. It also presents women’s own perceptions of the current situation and vision for the future. It reports on what women are saying about their basic needs, educational and economic opportunities, community and political participation, expectations about the U.S. occupation and other areas of their lives.
 
Women 2000 and Beyond: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women through ICT [English]. 2005
This report, published by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UN-DAW), providing a summary of critical gender equality issues related to ICT and development and outlines potential opportunities for women’s economic, social and political empowerment. Key strategies and tools to address the gender digital divide in national and international contexts are also presented.
 
Women and Leadership: The Missed Millennium Development Goal [English]. 2007
Speech to a lecture series sponsored by Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Community, Culture, and Gender Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme. Its main focus is on women's representation as it constitutes one of three indicators on gender equality and women's empowerment, a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that has been unfulfilled on the assigned year, 2005.
 
Women and Media: Role and Relationship [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women and Men Equality by Arab Law Makers [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women and Oppression: Psychological Reading [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women and Political Parties [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women and Politics [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women in Arabic Language [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women in Areas of Struggle and Resistance Movements - Palestine [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women in Contemporary Arab Thought [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women in Deserts and Marginalized Rural Areas [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women in Gulf Politics: A Progress Report [English]. 2005
Women’s political rights, previously nonexistent in the conservative Arab Gulf states, have undergone extraordinary growth in recent years. The author ponders the question of how much progress has actually been achieved, considering that women's representations in the Gulf States are even poorer than those in other Arab countries, and how much influence can the US have on this process?
 
Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy [English]. 2003
The policy outlines U.S. commitment to helping the Iraqi people transition to a sovereign, representative form of government that respects human rights, rejects terrorism and maintains Iraq’s territorial integrity without threatening its neighbors. The policy recognizes that the women of Iraq have a critical role to play in the revival of their country.
 
Women in Parliaments: Beyond Numbers [English][French]. 2002
The handbook -with updated sections in 2002- focuses on the problems women face in getting into parliament and the mechanisms they have used to overcome these obstacles. The handbook provides also strategies and ideas of how women MP can have an impact on the political process and uses case studies from a wide range of countries, with cases from Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.
 
Women Living in the Slums of Reality and the Strains of the Future [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women Representation in Popular Education [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women Under Occupation - Palestine [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women, Nurture and Education [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women’s Legal Rights Initiative 2003 [English]. 2003
USAID annual report on best practices, lessons learned, success stories from Albania, Guatemala and Southern Africa, submitted February 2nd, 2004.
 
Women's Contemporary Image through recent Fatwas [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap [English]. 2005
The report published by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the World Economic Forum assesses the gender gap in 58 countries, including 30 countries from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCED). It measures the extent of gender equality in five critical areas: economic opportunity, economic empowerment, educational attainment, and health and well-being.
 
Women's Freedom in Arab World: Challenges and Prospects [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women's Legislative Issues in Arab Countries [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women's Livelihood and Entitlements in the Middle East: What Difference has the Neoliberal Policy Turn Made? [English]. 2005
This paper examines changes in patterns of women’s employment and social policies pertaining to women in the Middle East and North Africa, and compares between two periods: the oil-boom era of the 1960s-1980s, and the period of liberalization since the latter part of the 1980s and into the present decade.
 
Women's Rights and Citizenship [Arabic]. 2005
 
Women's Rights in Islam [Arabic]. 2005
 
World Bank: The Economic Advancement of Women in Jordan: A Country Gender Assessment [English]. 2005
The assessment explores the extent to which gender issues contribute to or impede the success of Jordan’s vision of transforming itself into a knowledge-based, diversified, and private sector–driven economy.
 
Zaha Hadid, the Diva of the World Architecture [Arabic]. 2005


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