Budgeting for Women's Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance With Cedaw
United Nations Development Fund for Women, Jun 30, 2006 - Business & Economics - 171 pages
Peoples access to services and resources are determined by government budget policies. Gender budgets initiatives around the world have attempted to systematically examine how government budgets address discrimination with regard to womens access to housing, employment, health, education, and other services. Often these exercises have been eye-openers: A budget analysis of domestic violence policies and laws in seven countries in Latin America, for example, revealed that appropriations for domestic violence programs and interventions were non-existent in cases. Similar evidence of gender discrimination is found when examining taxation policies. This publication adds a landmark to the discourse on the link between human rights standards and government budgets. It elaborates on how budgets and budget policy making processes can be monitored for compliance with human rights standards, in particular with the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Combining substantive analysis with country examples, the publication explores how a rights-based budget analysis can be applied to public expenditure, public revenue, macroeconomics of the budget, and budget decision-making.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Boxes Box 1 Treatymonitoring bodies
Human rights and the Canadian Budget lmplementation Act 1995
63 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
achieve advancement of women aggregate demand allocation appropriate measures argue benchmark beneficiaries budget decision processes budget deficit Budget lnitiative Budlender CEDAW Article CEDAW Committee CESCR Committee on Economic compliance with CEDAW countries Cultural Rights debt discrimination against women domestic violence effects elected Elimination of Discrimination employment ensure equality between women evaluation example female Finance funding GBls gender equality girls government budgets groups higher households human rights impact implementation increase indirect taxes lndia lnternational macroeconomic macroeconomic policy male Ministry monitoring neo-liberal Nepal NGOs obligations participation participatory budget personal income tax poor women poverty present Convention priorities programmes progressive taxes public expenditure Recommendation reduce requires role sector Social and Cultural South Africa specific substantive equality take all appropriate targeted tax burden tax system taxation temporary special measures Uganda United Nations user fees World Bank