Gender equality and development

Governance and human rights


“Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights” Hillary Rodham Clinton said at the UN Women’s Conference (Beijing, 1995). Strengthening human rights is a precondition for successful, equitable and sustainable development. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women sets out how this can be achieved for women and girls. However, women’s rights are often violated. Examples of this are the widespread trafficking in persons and the lack of enforcement of legal frameworks. To address inequalities and ensure good governance, women need to be given the opportunity to fully participate in the decision-making process that shapes society.

Gender Accountability (Netherlands, 2007), pdf
Gender and Poverty Reduction: improving poverty reduction strategies through gender equality (GTZ, 2009), pdf
Gender and Corruption in Development Cooperation (GTZ, 2010), pdf
Accountability in development cooperation - a gender issue or not? (GTZ, 2009), pdf

Human Rights (AusAID), pdf, 442 Kb

Gender and Decentralization (CIDA, 2002), pdf, 91 Kb

Support to Civil Society (CIDA, 1999),
pdf, 71 Kb


Forced Labour and Trafficking in Persons (GTZ, 2008), pdf, 179 Kb

Trafficking in Human Beings: Humans as Commodities (GTZ, 2008),
pdf, 159 Kb

Trafficking in Persons as a Human Rights Issue (GTZ, 2008), pdf, 172 Kb

"National Women's Machineries"

What are "National Women's Machineries"? (CIDA, 2007), pdf, 97 Kb

Designing Support to "National Women's Machineries" (CIDA, 2007), pdf, 144 Kb

Support to "National Women's Machineries" - Project Design Questions (CIDA, 2007), pdf, 84 Kb

Questions at the Country Programme Level (CIDA, 2007), pdf, 132 Kb



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