Advancing the Implementation of CEDAW in the Cook Islands

This publication was developed to support an undertaking by the CEDAW Law Reform Committee, an inter-departmental working group established by the Cook Islands Government, to work towards legislative consistency with Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Womenmore


Asia-Pacific GEM: Quarterly Newsletter on Gender and Macroeconomic Issues

Asia-Pacific GEM, a quarterly newsletter, aims to bring news related to gender and macroeconomic issues in the region to government officials, development agencies, civil society, and academia. The next newsletter will be released in June 2014. Please send any relevant news items you would likemore


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010: Power, Voices and Rights

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific   The report focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instancesmore


Assessing gender responsive local capacity development in Indonesia

This study presents important research on the Indonesian experience of gender responsive capacity development at the local level.  It provides insight into the kinds of gender-responsive capacity development programmes that are being initiated in Indonesia, as well as an assessment of theirmore

Benchmarking National Legislation for Gender Equality

This publication aims to reveal de jure challenges and legal gaps that undermine women’s fundamental freedoms and rights. Based on case studies from Asia, it reviews the legal systems of Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam to assess the extent of their legislativemore


Deoum Troung Pram Hath in Modern Cambodia

This report presents the preliminary analysis of research that was carried out in the rural provinces of Prey Veng and Pursat, and also in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The research examines the links between masculinity, gender, and domestic violence in Cambodia. It aims to furthermore


E-Discussion: Gender – Overcoming Unequal Power, Unequal Voice

This e-discussion is a result of intense exchange among stakeholders across the region on issues around specific themes (economic equity, politico-legal equity, education, gender identities, gender mainstreaming, and folklore and historical stories) from September 2008 to April 2009. The discussionmore

Enforcing Rights and Correcting Wrongs: Overcoming Gender Barriers in Legal Systems

This paper uncovers barriers to equality in legal systems that restrict human rights along gender lines – patent and latent; and proposes possible ways to redress legal discrimination for accelerating human development. It explores three strategic avenues for simultaneous action. One, fixingmore


Equality for Women: A Handbook for NHRIs on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

This Handbook was inspired by the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on the Protection and Promotion of Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights held in January 2006 in Manila.    The Handbook has three objectives. First, it offers practical information and ideas that can assist nationalmore


Gender Dimensions of Intellectual Property and Traditional Medicinal Knowledge

Many countries are taking steps to develop national legislation to protect and promote their traditional knowledge; however, there are growing concerns about the constraints that may be placed on governments as a result of Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rightsmore

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