Case studies, infosheets

Gender equality and women’s empowerment in Czech official development assistance

Gender equality is embraced by the international community as the cornerstone of sustainable development and remedy against poverty and social exclusion. The Czech Republic is very vocal on human rights but this study looks into how the Czech commitment towards gender equality is put into practice. While gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment represent well refined conceptual tools used in development practice, their integration into national policies and strategies remains a big challenge

Published by KARAT, 2012.

Download the publication in English: Gender equality and women’s empowerment in Czech official development assistance.

Case study: Gender equality in development policies and practices in Poland

This case study was published within the KARAT’s project „Connect ! South East West Women for Development Building Support in New Member States for Gender-Sensitive and -Responsive European Development Co-operation”.

It provides solid evidence about how Polish policy commitments to gender equality in development cooperation are  (or are not) being translated into action. On the basis of the needs expressed by the recipients of the Polish Development Cooperation in the Global South, the sound recommendations to push for gender equality to be at the center of the Polish development cooperation were formulated.

Published by KARAT, 2012.

Download the case study in English: Gender equality in development policies and practices in Poland

The case study is also available in Polish

Summary of the case study in English available HERE

Summary of the case study in Polish available HERE

 

Infosheet: Women’s access to justice in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Also in Russian).

This infosheet has been prepared to provide information on women’s access to justice in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It complements KARAT’s initiative aimed at improving women’s ability to claim their rights under the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Published by KARAT, 2012

Download the infosheet in English Women’s access to justice in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The publication  is available also in Russian „ДОСТУП ЖЕНЩИН К ПРАВОСУДИЮ В СТРАНАХ ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ И ВОСТОЧНОЙ ЕВРОПЫ И ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ АЗИИ”

 

Packet of information on development cooperation and gender equality by Connect! project

Five briefings were prepared by the project “Connect! South East West Women for Development Building Support in New Member States for Gender-sensitive and -responsive European Development Co-operation”.

Published by KARAT, 2011.

1. Download the briefing in English : “Development cooperation and gender equality in the new member states of the European Union

Available also in Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian

2. Download the briefing in English: “Gender equality and development cooperation in the European Union

Available also in Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Slovakian, Czech

3. Download the briefing in English: „Does aid work for women? Development effectiveness from gender perspective

Available also in Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovakian

4. Download the briefing in English: “The invisible women at the bottom of global supply chain

Available also in Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovakian

5. Download the briefing in English: “Climate change: Women in developing countries, the hardest hit“.

Available also in Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Slovakian, Czech

 

Infosheet: Women about their work in supermarkets. (Only in Polish)

This infosheet  is based on the research on a situation of women employees in super- and hypermarkets conducted by KARAT. It presents  seven main areas and forms of rights’ violations illustrated by the opinions of women’s workers.

Published by KARAT, 2008.

The infosheet is available only in Polish HERE

Packet of information for the 49th session of CSW 2005

Five infosheets were prepared by KARAT for 49th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the 10th anniversary of Beijing Declaration in 2005.

1. Download the infosheet in English: “Economic position of women in several countries of CEE/CIS. Summary“.

2. Download the infosheet in English: “Two case studies: Exploitation of women in garment industry; Economic situation and trafficking in women“.

3. Download the infosheet in English : “Institutional mechanisms for gender equality. Despite a formal progress still very weak“.

4. Download the infosheet in English: “Women in the labour market in Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Poland and Slovenia

5. Download the infosheet in English: „Reproductive rights and the economic position of women in Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Poland and Slovenia„.