Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women's Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting

Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women's Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting

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This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the application of gender-responsive budgeting in public budgetary policies, systems and processes, the contributions to this volume explore the chequered trajectories of these efforts in Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Andalucía. Critiquing systems of finance, from adherence to neo-liberal macroeconomic fundamentals which prioritise fiscal austerity, the book makes a compelling case for reframing and re-prioritizing budgets to comply with human rights standards, with a particular view to realizing women’s rights. The authors highlight the paltry funding for women’s rights organizations and movements and examine the prospects for making financing gender responsive. The specific policy, strategy and technical recommendations and the connections across silos which articulate the authors’ suggested operational levers will appeal to researchers, practitioners, students, policymakers, gender equality and human rights activists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137461001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Series: Gender, Development and Social Change
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Zohra Khan is Policy Advisor to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, New York, USA. She has over 15 years’ experience in international and non-governmental organizations providing policy advice and technical assistance on gender responsive planning and budgeting.

Nalini Burn is an independent researcher, who has worked for over 20 years as a hands-on practitioner of gender-responsive policy planning and budgeting in a wide number of countries. She has held academic posts at the University of Mauritius, and the University of Brighton, Sussex, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Reframing and Prioritizing Public Expenditures to Promote Gender Equality; Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont, USA

Chapter 2. How to Budget in Compliance with Human Rights Standards; Diane Elson, Emeritus Professor, University of Essex

Chapter 3 Gender-responsive budgeting in Africa: chequered trajectories, enduring pathways by Nalini Burn

Chapter 4. GRB in Andalusia: Reconciling Gender Equality and Economic Growth Perspectives; Buenaventura Aguilera Díaz, Paula Cirujano Campano and Alicia del Olmo Garrudo

Chapter 5. Gender Responsive Budgeting in Latin America: Regional Learning to Advance Financing for Gender Equality; Lorena Barba and Raquel Coello

Chapter 6. Gender incursions in the domain of budgets: The practice of GRB in Asia Pacific; Yamini Mishra and Navanita Sinha

Chapter 7. Politics, Policies and Money: Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals for Women; Zohra Khan

Chapter 8. From commitment to action: Aid in support of gender equality and women’s rights in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals; Emily Esplen with Patti O’Neill

Chapter 9. Financing for Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding: Setting Financial Targets as a Tool for Increasing Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Recovery; Sarah Douglas and Cécile Mazzacurati

Chapter 10. Climate Finance: Why does it matter for women; Mariama Williams

Chapter 11. Beyond Investing in Women and Girls: Why Sustainable Long Term Support to Women’s Rights Organizations and Movements is Key to Achieving Women’s Rights and Gender Equality; Angelika Arutyunova

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