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

Citation:

Khan, Zohra, and Nalini Burn, eds. 2017. Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women's Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-46101-8.

Authors: Zohra Khan, Nalini Burn

Annotation:

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 checkered 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 prioritize 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. (Summary from Palgrave Macmillan)

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
Zohra Khan

2. Financing for Gender Equality: Reframing and Prioritizing Public Expenditures to Promote Gender Equality
Stephanie Seguino

3. Financing for Gender Equality: How to Budget in Compliance with Human Rights Standards
Diane Elson

4. Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Africa: Chequered Trajectories, Enduring Pathways
Nalini Burn

5. GRB Initiative in Andalusia: Reconciling Gender Equality and Economic Growth Perspectives
Buenaventura Aguilera Díaz et al.

6. Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Latin America: Regional Learning to Advance Financing for Gender Equality
Lorena Barba et al.

7. Gender Incursions in the Domain of Budgets: The Practice of GRB in Asia Pacific
Yamini Mishra et al.

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

9. From Commitment to Action: Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
Emily Esplen et al.

10. Financing for Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding: Setting Financial Targets as a Tool for Increasing Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Recovery
Sarah Douglas et al.

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

12. Climate Finance: Why Does It Matter for Women?
Mariama Williams

Topics: Development, Economies, Gender, Women, Gender Budgeting, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, NGOs, Peacebuilding, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Southern Europe

Year: 2017

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