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Gender justice

Delivering for women and girls: the role of gender responsive budgeting

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development rightly brings together the social, environmental and economic aspects of development. And yet too often, economic policies can undermine social objectives, including the achievement of gender equality.

This briefing lays out our recommendations for budgeting which champions the rights of women and girls.

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Taxing men and women: why gender is crucial for a fair tax system

This paper sets out why a strong gender analysis is necessary to our work to promote fair and efficient tax systems at national level.

It brings together existing literature and empirical evidence to address how women and men are affected by tax in different ways and how tax policy can contribute to advance gender equality.

The paper aims at supporting tax justice advocates to carry out a gender analysis of their national tax systems and represents Christian Aid's first step to integrate a strong gender analysis into our tax justice work.

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Climate Justice for All: putting gender justice at the heart of the Paris climate change agreement

In the run-up to talks to agree a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a new global climate agreement in 2015, civil society organisations stress the need for solutions to climate disruption that are based on gender responsive policies, and for processes to adequately address the developmental and human rights impacts of climate change.

Understanding gender differentiated impacts of climate change – as well as the different roles women and men can play in responding to climate change – will be vital for successful responses.

Gender justice is therefore at the heart of achieving a climate change deal in 2015 that is fair and ambitious for all.

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Realising the vision for gender justice: what needs to change in 2015

Through our programmes with local partners and policy and advocacy work, we are focusing on responding to the challenges that financing and social norms present to gender equality.

2015 is the year in which a new development framework (the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs) and its financing mechanism will be finalised, and governments have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure the new commitments realise the promise of Beijing within the next 15 years.

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Gender Justice : from MDGs to SDGs: Christian Aid’s vision for poverty eradication is rooted in a commitment to equality for all

To coincide with this year’s meeting of the ‘Commission on the Status of Women’, Christian Aid sets out its position on gender and the post-2015 development agenda.

Drawing on input from partners in Afghanistan, Angola, Brazil and Iraq, Christian Aid argues that gender must be at the heart of any new development framework, and that this should be manifest in a new stand-alone goal on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as through the mainstreaming of gender throughout the new goals and targets.

It also argues that targets should address previously neglected areas, such as gender-based violence, and that the impact of both climate change and macro-economic policy on women and girls, should also be considered by policy-makers.

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Report: 'Colombia: women, conflict-related sexual violence and the peace process'

Advocacy group ABColombia's report aims to raise awareness of the sexual violence suffered by women in Colombia as a result of the country's armed conflict.

The report calls for:

•  Sexual violence to feature on the agenda for discussion during peace talks 







•  Women to play a major part in the peace process







•  No amnesty for crimes of sexual violence







•  post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) framework to include a specific Gender Equality indicator that also covers violence against women.

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What Works for Women

Women produce around half the world’s food, yet their contribution often goes unrecognised. Compared to men, they generally enjoy less support for their farms and businesses, and have less access to land and other productive resources.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, closing this ‘gender gap’ in agriculture would increase women’s contribution to food production and enterprise, reducing the number of hungry people in the world by 12-17% or by 100 to 150 million people.

How to do this was the question that brought together nine development agencies with an academic and members of DFID food team in October 2011.  They shared their experiences,  the experiences of their partners and the communities they work with around the world, and produced a joint paper to capture some of the lessons learned and to influence policy makers towards more gender-sensitive support for smallholders.

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