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Making MDGs Work for All:
Gender-Responsive Rights-Based Approaches to the MDGs
This is a tool for policy makers and development practitioners who are seeking practical guidance for engendering the MDGs. As in UN Women’s previous publication “Pathway to Gender Equality”, this publication argues for a gender-responsive and rights-based approach to implementing, monitoring and reporting on the MDGs. It argues that the foundations for such an approach have already been laid in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Plan for Action, which complement and reinforce the MDG framework. The publication aims to assist countries by suggesting a process for developing a gender-responsive rights-based national MDG reporting framework, and providing a sourcebook of issues to consider, possible strategies, and suggested long-term and intermediate targets and indicators.
- Making MDGs Work for All: Gender-Responsive Rights-Based Approaches to the MDGs
2008 Report on Thailand Gender-Disaggregated Statistics
This 2008 report presents sex-disaggregated and gender-related statistics collected or processed from the files and databases of various Thai government and non-government agencies. It presents 2002-2006 statistics by sex, administrative area and region and, in some cases, province.
The report is part of the "Gender-Disaggregated Data and Database Project", launched in 2008 by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security's Office of Women's Affairs and Family Development, together with UNDP, to improve the availability and quality of sex-specific data in national statistics. The project establishes an integrated database that allows for the easy access and use of data disaggregated by sex; for use in the planning and implementation of policy that promotes the equality and advancement of women. The project is also a response to the CEDAW Committee's Concluding Observations on the need for sex-disaggregated data to better inform CEDAW implementation efforts.
2008 Report on the Status of Women in Thailand
This report produced by the Office of Women's Affairs and Family Development (OWAFD) provides sex-disaggregated data on the status of women in Thailand, including improved date indicating areas of discrimination against women, and gaps in promoting gender equality. The report was produced in response to the CEDAW Committeeʼs Concluding Comments, which requested sufficient sex-disaggregated data to better monitor implementation and progress made.
Research on Gender Insensitivity in Judicial Decisions - in Thai
In 2006, the Law Faculty of Chiangmai University, with the support of UNIFEM (now UN Women) and the Thai National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), undertook research on gender sensitivity in judicial decision-making in Thailand . Researchers looked at judgments of the Supreme Court from 1957 to the present to assess if gender biases existed in the interpretation and selection of laws used to make judicial judgments. The research was carried out using a CEDAW lens, examining whether biases which derived from the judges’ cultural beliefs, values and practices precluded questioning the existence of discrimination, or overlooked gender perspectives, leading ultimately to violations of women’s human rights. The study focused in particular on cases of violence against women, and cases impacting the freedom of women.