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Gender Equality in the Commonwealth: Volume 1, 2017/18

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781849291842
Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication Date: 18-Mar-2019
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Number of Pages: 186

Description: This report documents progress made by the Commonwealth’s 53 member countries in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. In doing so, it records Commonwealth countries’ performances on available indicators covering the four themes adopted as priorities for Gender Equality 2017–2020 and beyond, endorsed by the 11th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers at their 2016 meeting hosted by the Government of Samoa. These themes are: (1) Women in leadership, ( 2) Women’s economic empowerment, (3) Ending violence against women and girls and (4) Gender and climate change.

Table of Contents: The Commonwealth Foreword Preface List of figures List of tables List of boxes Acronyms and abbreviations Summary Chapter 1. Women in Leadership 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Africa 1.3 Asia 1.4 The Caribbean and Americas 1.5 Europe 1.6 The Pacific 1.7 Section summary and conclusions: women in leadership Endnotes References Chapter 2. Women’s Economic Empowerment 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Africa 2.3 Asia 2.4 The Caribbean and Americas 2.5 Europe 2.6 The Pacific 2.7 Section summary and conclusions: women’s economic empowerment Endnotes References Chapter 3. Ending Violence Against Women and Girls 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Africa 3.3 Asia 3.4 The Caribbean and the Americas 3.5 Europe 3.6 The Pacific 3.7 Section summary and conclusions: ending violence against women and girls Endnotes References Chapter 4. Gender and Climate Change 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Africa 4.3 Asia 4.4 The Caribbean and Americas 4.5 Europe 4.6 The Pacific 4.7 Section summary and conclusions: gender and climate change Endnotes References Annex One Figures 1 to 48 Endnote References Annex Two Tables 1 to 32 Endnote References

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