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Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
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The role of national machineries, as a way to promote the status of women, acquired international relevance during the World Conference on the International Women's Year, in Mexico City in 1975. This book reflects Division for the Advancement of Women's (DAW) long-standing interest in the area of national machineries, bringing together the experiences, research and insights of experts. The first part of the book sets out the major issues facing national machineries at the conceptual level. It reflects upon five aspects of democratization: devolution or decentralization; the role of political parties; monitoring and auditing systems; and the importance of increasing the presence of women within institutions of the state and government. The second part is a comparative analysis and sets out the major issues facing national machineries at the political level. A combination of factors, including civil society, state bodies and political actors, need to come together for national machineries to function effectively in the interest of gender equality. Next comes the 'lessons learned' by national machineries in mainstreaming gender. National machineries should have an achievable agenda, an important part of which must be 'a re-definition of gender issues. The third part contains case studies that build upon the specific experiences of national machineries in different countries. The successful experience of Nordic countries in gender mainstreaming is also discussed.

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Shirin M. Rai

issue of national machineries on two other INTRODUCTION 3 occasions. In 1996, the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), jointly with the United Nations Development Programme and the Economic Commission for Europe, organized a subregional conference on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in Central and Eastern Europe.10 This conference, inter alia, elaborated recommendations on how to strengthen national machineries in the region, including through governmental action to ‘address the need for consultative mechanisms aimed at fostering

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Women’s advocacy and social enterprise
B. Lynne Milgram

Empowerment of Women through ICT,’ New York: United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Last Modified September 2005, www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/public/w2000–09.05-ict-e.pdf : p. 2 (accessed 18 February 2021). 76 Güney-Frahm, ‘A New Era for Women?’ 138. 77 Nancy Fraser, Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the ‘Postsocialist’ Condition (New York and London: Routledge, 1997 ), p. 23

in Threads of globalization
Zuzana Jezerska

National machineries can be regarded as instruments for gender mainstreaming, as well as for the implementation of policies in other critical areas (see Kardam and Acuner, chapter 4 of this volume), though the UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) consultation document (1998) cautions against burdening national machineries for women with taking on the role of implementation. Such definitional confusion is not a problem of this region exclusively, as other case studies in this volume indicate. This confusion is often reflected in the debates on women’s national

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Shirin M. Rai

and functional responsibility. 3 Links with civil society groups supportive of the advancement of women’s rights and enhancement of women’s status. 4 Human and financial resources’ (United Nations, 1999b). 5 Accountability of the national machinery itself. I discuss the first four points in turn in the following sections. I will return to the question of accountability in the Conclusion to the book. Location In a survey conducted by the Division for the Advancement of Women in 1996 it was noted that two-thirds of all national machineries are located in government

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
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Conceptual links to institutional machineries
Kathleen Staudt

strategically placed people and committee stakeholders in place for coordination and oversight, among them the Division for the Advancement of Women, an Assistant Secretary-General for Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women, an InterAgency Committee on Women and Gender Equality, the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Human Rights oversight embraces theoretical mandates that are broader than single-sector institutions or multiple-sector technical assistance agencies such as the UNDP

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
An analysis of post-2006 Timor-Leste
Sarah Smith

, Dili. Roynestad, E. 2003. “Are Women Included or Excluded in Post-Conflict Reconstruction? A Case Study from Timor-Leste.” UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) Expert Group Meeting on Peace Agreements as a Means For Promoting Gender Equality and Ensuring Participation Of Women, Ottawa, November 10–13. Scambary, J. 2009. “Anatomy of a Conflict: The 2006–2007 Communal Violence in East Timor.” Conflict, Security and Development 9 (2): 265–88. 70 Establishing and consolidating identity Schmaedick, A. 2001. “Ajiza Magno Discusses the Next Phase of Struggle

in The politics of identity
Nozipho January- Bardill

that included strong civil society participation prior to the WCAR had spent a considerable amount of time examining and analysing the intersectionality of race, ethnicity and gender. The United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) organised an Expert Group Meeting on Gender and Racial Discrimination to deepen understanding on the issue, and support the Secretary General’s report to the Commission on the Status

in Fifty years of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Hilary Charlesworth
and
Christine Chinkin

154. 31 See the data, provided by the Inter-Parliamentary Union at http://www.ipu.org/ wmn-e/ classif.htm. 32 See the data provided by the UN Division for the Advancement of Women at http

in The boundaries of international law
Hilary Charlesworth
and
Christine Chinkin

Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Division for the Advancement of Women, the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) have been particularly active in collecting and analysing this data and making it accessible. The following account draws heavily upon their publications. 9 We should

in The boundaries of international law