Women will bear brunt of budget cuts, says Yvette Cooper (UK)

The coalition's financial plans are the "worst for women since the creation of the welfare state" according to an analysis of last month's emergency budget

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A woman-friendly budget (Bangladesh)

Article by Journalist Parvez Babul from Bengladesh. Published in the Daily Star on 1 June 2010

 "Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness." ~Erica Jong.

MALIHA (age 16, but not her real name) does not know

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UNIFEM signs a MOU with the Russian Academy of Civil Service to strengthen capacity for Gender Mainstreaming and GRB work in the CIS

Moscow, 9 June 2010

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Russian Academy of Civil Service under the President of the Russian Federation (RAGS) and the UNIFEM Sub-Regional Office for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), on 9 June 2010. The

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Articulating an alternative macroeconomic and gender and development framework (summary of UNIFEM CSW event)

Article by the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS), 18 March 2010. Based on a paenl discussion organized by UNIFEM during the 54th session of the CSW.

Moderator: Mr. Manuel Montes , Chief, Policy Analysis and Development, UN-DESA

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Gender Responsive Budgeting Programme in Ecuador receives worldwide recognition

The Gender Responsive Budgets initiative led by the Ministry of Finance of Ecuador has been awarded a prize for innovation in addressing gender inequalities by the German International Cooperation Agency (GTZ). The initiative which was selected out of

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The GRB website gets a “face lift”

As part of UNIFEM’s efforts to facilitate access to knowledge on GRB, UNIFEM’s GRB website www.gender-budgets.org has undergone a number of improvements in terms of content, functionality and design. The new features of the website include an expanded

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Applying GRB to advance women reproductive health rights: UNFPA-UNIFEM partnership

Four regional training workshops were convened in 2009 for UNFPA and UNIFEM staff and partners in Africa, Asia and LAC. The workshops organized respectively by Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) in Tanzania, Analytica International in Morocco,

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Learning Workshop on Financing for gender equality and women's rights: Methodologies for tracking the money in aid and national budgets, New York City 2-5 November 2009

In November 2009, UNIFEM hosted a Learning Workshop on the theme “Financing for gender equality and women’s rights: Methodologies for tracking the money in aid and national budgets”. The workshop was convened amid increasing calls for

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Efforts in support of GRB: Serbia: Applying GRB tools to promote gender equality in the employment sector

UNIFEM has been supporting the work of the Secretariat for Labor, Employment and Gender Equality (PSLEGE) in the province of Vojvodina, Serbia to promote gender equality in the employment sector by using GRB tools.   In its early stages, the GRB initiative i

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