UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women

Posted on January 1, 2008

While great strides have been made in commitments to women's rights, there is a long way to go to fully realize these rights. At present, at least 1 in 3 women and girls are victim to gender-based violence, 60 percent of all unpaid family workers globally are women and 57 percent of children out of school are girls. More

Budgeting for Women’s Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW: A Summary Guide for Policy Makers, Gender Equality and Human Rights Advocates

Posted on January 1, 2008

This a summary booklet based on Diane Elson's book Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW. It articulates what it means to take an explicitly rights-based approach to government budgets and draws on the lessons of gender budget initiatives (GBI) around the world. More