Roundtable on Gender Mainstreaming for Parliamentary Committees in SADC Parliaments 22-24 September, 2004, National Assembly of Angola, Luanda, Angola. by Roundtable on Gender Mainstreaming for Parliamentary Committees in SADC Parliaments (2004 Luanda, Angola)

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English and Portuguese; text bound back to back and inverted.

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Other titlesMesa Redonda Sobre a Inclusão do Género nas Comissões Parlamentares dos Parlamentos da SADC :
ContributionsSADC Parliamentary Forum.
LC ClassificationsHQ1800 .R68 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination17, 19 p. ;
Number of Pages19
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Open LibraryOL23145196M
LC Control Number2006305452

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The gender institute works Roundtable on Gender Mainstreaming for Parliamentary Committees in SADC Parliaments book the SADC Gender Unit and a network of national partners in the 16 SADC Member States.

SARDC has produced a number of studies and publications on this subject, including Efforts and Benefits of Mainstreaming Gender in the SADC Renewable Energy Sector, which is available in English, French and Portuguese. The SADC Parliamentary Forum and the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre, in collaboration with the Parliament of Zimbabwe, will host a virtual workshop for SADC parliamentarians on Tuesday, 15 September.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Hon. Professor Peter H. Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia which hosts the SADC Parliamentary. According to the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, representation of women in parliament within the SADC regions increased from an average of 21% in to 25% in Compared to the 3% to 19% global average these numbers are impressive; however, overall, the average is still only half way to the target of 50% women representation by The Role of Parliamentary Committees in Mainstreaming Gender and Promoting the Status of Women As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote gender equality and respect for women's rights, the IPU organised a first seminar of parliamentary bodies dealing with gender issues in Geneva, in December Parliament Audit makes only brief reference to the need for gender-sensitive language by recommending, that “inclusive language material” be developed and shared, and that public engagement of the 7 ibid.

8OECD, ‘OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming and Implementing Gender. The Role of Parliamentary Committees in Mainstreaming Gender and Promoting the Status of Women Seminar for Members of Parliamentary Bodies Dealing with Gender Equality 4–6 DecemberGeneva be sent to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Member Parliaments and their parliamentary. This document provides a tool for developing capacities in gender mainstreaming in parliaments, based on experiences developed in Latin America and the Caribbean. It outlines a process to generate legislative changes to attain gender equality and encourages others to advance towards a full exercise of the individual and collective rights of.

SADC Member States have committed to mainstreaming gender into the SADC Programme of Action and Community Building initiatives as a prerequisite for sustainable development. The goals to deepen regional integration and strengthen community building can only be realised by eliminating Gender inequalities and marginalisation of women throughout the SADC region.

As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote gender equality, the Inter-Parliamentary Union organized a seminar entitled The role of parliamentary committees in mainstreaming gender and promoting the status of meeting, the first of what will become a regular annual event of the Organization, was open to chairpersons and members of all parliamentary.

+ Gender mainstreaming “The process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels. It is a strategy for making women’s as well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and.

Average representation of women in parliament was percent as of mid, marginally up from percent in and 23 percent inbut still short of the 50 percent target agreed under the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development signed in AREA 3 – Women’s interests and concerns have adequate SPACE on parliamentary agenda.

Domain 1 – Gender mainstreaming structures; Domain Roundtable on Gender Mainstreaming for Parliamentary Committees in SADC Parliaments book – Gender mainstreaming tools in parliamentary work; Domain 3 – Gender mainstreaming tools for staff; AREA 4 – The parliament produces gender-sensitive LEGISLATION.

Domain 1 – Gender equality. Women's Roundtable Discussion. Date: 1 and 2 September Time: 08h30 Venue: Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament. The Women’s Roundtable will thus focus on the attainment of the National Development Plan (NDP) as it relates to women, as well as the of gender responsive budgets in attaining the goals as set out in the NDP.

The SADC Parliamentary Forum and the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre, in collaboration with the Parliament of Zimbabwe, will host a virtual workshop for SADC. Parliament resolution on gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament, adopted on 8 Marchthe High Level Group prepared a road map indicating how to increase the representation of women in middle and senior management positions to 40 % by Fiji is at the forefront of mainstreaming gender in its works of Parliament.

These were the comments made by the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni while officiating at the one-day seminar on “Analysis Legislation from a Gender Perspective for Committee Chairs, their Deputies and Whips” in Parliament this morning. Parliament. Press Statements. Crime. Rasesigo, has implored the newly elected gender committee at the Francistown City Council (FCC) to advocate for gender mainstreaming within the council.

Ms Rasesigo said a recommendation from the study was adopting and popularising the Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC) gender protocol that. Gender mainstreaming initiatives in the Public Service: Public Service Commission November Audio recording of meeting SUMMARY The Public Service Commission, the Department of Public Service and Administration, and the South African Management Development Institute made presentations on gender mainstreaming and the gender initiatives in the.

The Committee Secretary said that it would be a normal committee meeting but that the Committee would just need to look at their programme. The Chairperson spoke in isiZulu [ – ]. Ms Sisulu and the Chairperson agreed for DWCPD to revert to the Committee on a meeting date.

Agreement Amending the SADC Protocol on Gender and. Upon request by the FEMM Committee, the study aims at assessing to what extent the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) of the European Parliament (EP) contributed to the effective implementation of gender mainstreaming in European Parliament activities.

Gender mainstreaming (GM) in the work of AFET, AGRI, BUDG, ENVI and LIBE is also analysed. Framework, Checklist for Gender Mainstreaming in Project Proposals, M&E and Reporting Guidelines, and Checklist for Gender Mainstreaming in Work Planning.

Case studies: Context and Project Document ZSupport to build an inclusive, accountable Somalia Federal Parliament, Context and Project Document ZSupport Programme for.

Gender Mainstreaming Manual – A book of practical methods 3 Foreword Gender Mainstreaming Support (JämStöd) is a Swedish committee of inquiry that has worked for two years under a government mandate to provide information about gender mainstreaming and to.

assemblies, ranging from parliamentary standing committees to cross-party women’s caucuses. Other measures to gender a parliament include the election of women, gender mainstreaming, and initiatives which balance work and life, such as on-site child care, family-friendly legislative. CONCLUSION The Plenary appreciated the excellent hosting arrangements made by the National Assembly of Mozambique.

(a) The incoming President of the SADC – PF expressed confidence that the issue of the transformation of the SADC Parliamentary Forum into a regional Parliament will come to fruition with the critical mass of forward looking Members of the Plenary Assembly. Regarding participation on all standing committees of parliament inonly one committee had a female participation rate of over 75%, the SCSW, and only four standing committees of the entire Parliament had 50% or more female membership, three of which were actually in the Senate (Barnes and Munn-Rivard,p.

Part I – Gender Mainstreaming: 10 Steps for Integrating Gender into the Policy-Making Process Part I of this handbook provides practical guidance for gender mainstreaming in any policy area or sector.

The gender mainstreaming process is divided into 10 stages, and each stage is described with the help of various tools, checklists and exercises. The Gender-sensitive Parliaments project () set out to examine the gender sensitivity of parliaments around the world. Originally conceptualised by Julie Ballington, former Programme specialist at the.

A parliament is gender-sensitive when it actively respects and delivers on gender equality. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) defines parliament gender-sensitivity as follows: A parliament that responds to the needs and interests of both men and women in its composition, structures, operations, methods and work.

Updated by the committee – and (Siavonga, Zambia) 5 (iii) During nomination and selection of candidates all political parties contesting elections must ensure adequate gender balance in compliance with the SADC Blantyre Declaration on Gender and Development () calling on.

The corpus of the study has been four gender-themed parliamentary debates which were taken from the national assembly Hansard of,andrespectively. SADC Gender Unit (GU) and SADC Parliamentary Forum (PF) The papers were prepared as background to the SADC Heads of State Summit in August as well as for a Roundtable Review of the SADC Declaration on Gender and Development (SDGD) being convened by SADC PF and the SADC GU in Angola this September.

committees and the judiciary while. Ensure gender parity on Regional Councils and in the National Council, include gender equality as a core objective in parliament’s internal policies, set up a dedicated gender monitoring office within parliament, consolidate the women’s caucus in the National Assembly by transforming it into a parliamentary standing committee, and possibly.

Gender issues in the African Union, Nepad and the Pan African Parliament: two perspectives Two papers from the Regional Strategy Meeting on Women’s Political Participation and Gender Mainstreaming in AU and NEPAD Nairobi, 31 October CONTENTS: Page From OAU to AU and Nepad: Keynote address by Prof.

Maria Nzomo. The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) was established in in accordance with Article 9 (2) of the SADC Treaty as an autonomous institution of SADC It is a regional inter-parliamentary body composed of Thirteen (14) parliaments representing over parliamentarians in the SADC region.

Gender mainstreaming has been embraced internationally as a strategy towards realizing gender equality. Gender mainstreaming has a double dimension: it requires both integrating a gender perspective to the content of the different policies, and addressing the issue of representation of women and men in the given policy area.

Inconsistencies are highlighted. Policies of SADC in the field of gender are presented, with a special focus on trade. We conclude that SADC policies are more extensively gender mainstreamed than EU aid and trade policies towards SADC.

As a result, the credibility of the EU as normative power in the field of gender equality is seriously questioned. GENDER MAINSTREAMING DEFINITION Gender Mainstreaming (GM) is a strategy used to integrate gender concerns into all policies and programmes.

Within the European Union Gender Mainstreaming was firstly defined by the European Commission in as:. Children's Parliament Who we are What we do Join Us Members Rural Women Parliament Membership and Term of Office Members Parliament Membership & Friendship Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Southern Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF).

Build capacity for gender-sensitive parliaments The project further aimed to bolster the capac-ity of parliaments to become more gender-sensitive institutions, for example by supporting the capacity of parliamentary committees and caucuses to address gender equality through technical assistance and training activities.

It is. Standing Committees of the SADC Parliamentary Forum were established as the think tanks or "clearing houses" of the core business of the Forum. There are five committees address the 15 objectives of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, chief among which is strenghtening the implementation capacity of SADC by involving parliamentarians in the.

South Africa ranks highest in the SADC region in terms of representation of women in parliament with 45 percent, and is third in the global ranking, surpassed only by Rwanda at 56 percent and Sweden 47 percent. Mozambique comes second.gender equality internally within the legislative sector.

It is recommended that the Rules Committee of various legislatures formalise the women’s caucus in line with National Parliament Standardise the standing committees responsible for gender (Part of the gender .The role of parliaments in overseeing the implementation of legislation related to gender mainstreaming needs to be consolidated.

Parliamentary mechanisms such as committees on gender equality should be established and tools, such as gender-sensitive budgeting, should be further developed to improve the oversight functions of parliamentarians.

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