Presentation on theme: "Professor Barbara Bailey NEW YORK, February 19, 2011 REVISED MTR REPORT of the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005 - 2015 Consultation."— Presentation transcript:
Professor Barbara Bailey NEW YORK, February 19, 2011 REVISED MTR REPORT of the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005 - 2015 Consultation National Women’s Machineries
Post 9WAMM Mid-Term Review Commonwealth Secretariat Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2015-2015
Events since 9WAMM Questionnaires received from Kenya, Mozambique, Singapore and Uganda Data entered into SPSS database and entire database cleaned Data processed and new quantitative and qualitative outputs generated Report revised to reflect the incorporation of data from four additional countries
Countries Responding to Sections 1-5 Total of 26 countries responded to the questionnaire Section 1: Enabling Environment – 23 countries Section 2: Implementation of Critical Areas of Plan of Action – 25 countries Section 3: Commonwealth Secretariat Niche Areas – 20 countries Section 4: Evaluation of Com Sec Direct Interventions – 22 countries Section 5: Way forward to 2015 – 22 countries
Countries Responding to All Sections (15) PART ONEPART TWOPART THREEPART FOURPART FIVE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA BAHAMAS BANGLEDESHBANGLADESH BARBADOS BELIZE BOTSWANA CAMEROON CANADA CYPRUS DOMINICA GAMBIA JAMAICA KENYA MALAYSIA MALTA MAURITIUS MOZAMBIQUE NAMIBIA NEW ZEALAND NIGERIA PAKISTAN SINGAPORE TONGATANZANIA TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TRINIDA AND TOBAGO UGANDA UNITED KINGDOM
Continuing Priorities from MTR Critical Areas Gender, Democracy, Peace & Conflict Women in governance and decision-making Women/girls in armed conflict Gender Human Rights and Law Gender-based violence Culture and persistent discriminatory stereotypes - education Gender, Poverty Eradication and Women’s Empowerment Gender-responsive budgeting Provision of social protection for vulnerable women – the informal sector and women in unpaid work Microenterprise and access to credit and markets Gender and HIV/AIDS
MTR: Findings on CGPMG 1. The Monitoring Group must play a more active role in the monitoring and evaluation process for the 2010-2015 review period. 2.Furthermore, the 2008 decision to revise the M&E Framework indicators was important, and the revised template must be starting point for future revisions based on MTR results 3.More frequent meetings than once per year of the Monitoring Group; 4.Establishing a dedicated CGPMG website with facility to improve the flow of information between meetings; 5.Representatives sitting on CGPMG should be mandated to provide feedback on MTR PoA from countries in their region at all meetings of the group.
MTR: Findings on CGPMG 1.Create and articulate a clear set of targets and indicators for the 4 critical themes based on the existing plan of action. 2.New and/or emerging issues identified by respondents were: the Global Financial Crisis, Human Rights, Human Trafficking and Migration, HIV/AIDS Palliative Care, Climate Change, and ICT, with the Global Financial Crisis ranked as the most pressing concern. 3.Targets related to emerging issues as identified by respondents, not addressed in the existing PoA, must also be incorporated in a clear implementation plan for the way forward. 4.Strongly recommended that the global financial crisis and its gender impact be addressed (Gender responsive investments)
Recommendations from 9WAMM Discussions Review PoA in light of new developments eg. climate change Priortise education and social issues Revision of MTR indicator template Consultation with member countries to develop template for continued actions (CGPMG representatives from regions) Determine barriers to women’s participation in governance and decision-making In next round give more time for reporting Based on information that will be required develop a clear intermediate strategy
Gender Workplan 2010-2011: Gender responsive investments (CT3) Enterprise development, public-private partnerships, innovative financing, ethical financing, 2011-2012: Gender, Economic Crisis & Social Protection (CT3) Social protection in context of public debt, informal & care economies, culture, law and social justice, GBV (CT 2/3) 2012-2013: Peace, Security & Prosperity, Women & Leadership (CT1) Increased leadership roles, community cohesion, democracy & good governance, ethics, transparency and accountability
Gender Workplan: 2011-2013 themes Strategic implementation of PoA Monitoring on implementation NWM Capacity building GRI, GRB, gender & trade, economic empowerment Review/reform of social protection policies, land rights Gender, peace and security, political and leadership development Climate change (new concern)
Roles & Functions up to 10 wamm 2013 Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action Monitoring Group
Suggested Elements of CGPMG PoA up to 2015 Based on feedback from MTR, emerging issues identified and proposed 3 year gender work plan (2010-13), decide on priorities for next 3 years Through dialogue with member states agree on priorities and specific areas of focus Decide on clear targets and indicators (return to Indicator template but do not be constrained by it)
Suggested Elements of CGPMG PoA up to 2015 Decide on a general implementation strategy that can be adopted by member countries and be tailored to the local context Decide on the role of the CGPMG in this strategy and be guided by what emerged from the MTR and recommendations from the floor at 9WAMM
Over to you! Discussion & Decisions on way Forward for CGPMG What Next?