Alleviation: An International Journal of Nutrition, Gender & Social Development, ISSN 2348-9340 Volume 1, Number 1 (2014), pp. 1 - 8
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Gender Responsive Budgeting – Initiatives and Challenges

Anjali Dewan
Head, Department of Home Science
St. Bede’s College, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)


It is a well known fact that there are global patterns to inequality between women and men. Women tend to suffer violence at the hands of their intimate partners, much more often than men. The political participation of women, representation in decision making bodies is lesser than that of men. More women are poor and their number in sex trade and human trafficking is beyond imagination. These important issues and others need to be addressed when we talk about gender equality. The task is difficult but not impossible. There is a need to formulate a gender responsive budget which can contribute to achieving of the objectives of gender equality, human development and economic efficiency. It involves all the stages of the budgetary process and implies gender sensitive analysis, assessment and restructuring of the budget if needed. This will require a change in attitudes, relationships, legal policies, changes in the economic framework and in the political decision making structures

Keywords: Gender, Gender Budgeting, Gender Sensitizing, Macro-Economic Framework.

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