Gender and the involvement of Women in Local Governance: A Handbook of Concepts Training and Action Tools

Thursday, January 1, 2004
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

There has been an increasing recognition, world-wide, of the equal rights of women and of the importance of gender mainstreaming, gender equality, and full involvement of women for peace, social stability and economic development. This is reflected in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and in the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), committing the United Nations to promoting gender equality and adopting gender mainstreaming as a key strategy in all UN activities.

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