Media and team updates

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This research project has been reported by governmental and non-government organisations and media agencies across the region. Here are some examples.

International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), 'Introducing a new website: Gender-responsive budgeting in the Asia-Pacific region', IAFFE Newsletter, Volume 20(1), Spring 2010.

Zevonia Viera, 'Fungsaun orsamentu sensivel ba jeneru iha Timor-Leste', Kla'ak Semanal, 13 August 2008. (Tetum) (PDF 1.2 MB)

Jan Edwards, 'Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Islamic Education Sector in Indonesia', LAPIS (Learning Assistance Program for Islamic Schools) Bulletin 3, March 2009, pp. 5–6. (Available in English and Bahasa Indonesia)

Jon Brooks, 'Gender equality insights from Hawke papers', The Researcher, UniSA News, August 2009.

Team updates

Girls in JakartaUpdates on activities of members of the research team.

Timor-Leste (24/03/2010), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Invited presentation on progressing gender-responsive budgeting in Timor-Leste to the Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao and the Council of Ministers of the government of Timor-Leste, Parliament House, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste (29/03/10), Prof Rhonda Sharp, A/Prof Siobhan Austen and Monica Costa
The research team presented preliminary results of an assessment on how government expenditure could be better targeted to meet the educational needs of boys and girls and reduce gender gaps in school attendance. This assessment found that government spending on rural girls at pre-secondary and secondary school levels was particularly low in relation to their population share. This session involved the director for planning and policy, director for finance and members of the gender working group in the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education.

Australia (1/07/10), Monica Costa
Monica Costa participated in the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) Conference – Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times organised by Flinders University, University of South Australia and Adelaide University. Monica discussed the role of the Women's Caucus in national parliament in gender-sensitive budgeting in Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste (30/03/10), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Professor Rhonda Sharp was invited by the government of Timor-Leste to present on the international trends of gender-responsive budgeting and its implications for Timor-Leste. This workshop involved all directors for planning in the government and was chaired by the Secretary of State for Promotion of Equality, Ms Idelta Rodrigues.

Timor-Leste (29/03/10), Prof Siobhan Austen, Prof Rhonda Sharp and Monica Costa
The research team was invited to contribute to a meeting of non-governmental organisations in Timor-Leste focused on the role of non-governmental organisations in current efforts to bring about gender-sensitive budgeting and planning in Timor-Leste. This meeting was organised in partnership with the UN Women's Office in Timor-Leste. Key non-governmental organisations engaged in gender-responsive budgeting were involved.

Australia (08/07/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp, Prof Diane Elson, Herminio Xavier and Monica Costa
The research team presented preliminary results on the Timor-Leste education policy and funding. The team was joined by Timor-Leste visiting research officer Hermino Xavier of the Office of the Secretary of State for the Promotion of Gender Equality, Government of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. This seminar was organised in partnership with the Australian Institute for Social Research, Adelaide University.

Collecting water, DiliAustralia (06/07/09), Prof Diane Elson
Hosted by the Centre for Work + Life, Hawke Research Institute, this presentation highlighted international trends in gender-responsive budgeting.

Australia (06–10/07/09), Herminio Xavier
Herminio Xavier, Research Officer at the Timor-Leste Secretary of State for Promotion of Equality, visited the Research Centre for Gender Studies at the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia as part of a research mentoring program.

Australia (25/06/09), Prof Diane Elson and Prof Rhonda Sharp
Presentation on the international experiences of gender-responsive budgeting for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Australian government. This session aimed to highlight the potential and opportunities to expand gender-responsive budgeting in Australia.

Indonesia (13/03/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Presentation on international experiences on gender-responsive budgeting and its implications for Indonesia. The session was organised and chaired by the Director of Gender Mainstreaming in the Indonesian Ministry of Women's Empowerment. The session included a presentation from the Head of Sub-Directorate of Budget Policy Harmonization, Indonesian Ministry of Finance.

Indonesia (18–19/02/09 and 11–12/03/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Four days of workshops for key Learning Assistance Program for Islamic Schools (LAPIS) stakeholders. It aimed to introduce participants to the concepts, processes and procedures in gender-responsive programs and budgets, and to assist participants to develop skills and expertise in gender budgets analysis in education. The first workshop introduced the concepts, principles and tools for conducting a gender analysis of policies and their funding. In the second workshop participants applied a gender budget analysis to a project and its budget in their organisation.

Indonesia (17/02/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Two presentations for AusAID staff in its Indonesian office. The first session drew on contemporary best practice of gender budgets in Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region; and the second session examined implications of gender-responsive budgeting for education.

Indonesia (16/02/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Presentation and discussion on international trends in gender-responsive budgeting and its relevance to the Indonesian context. This session was chaired by the Deputy Chairperson for Indonesian Human Resources and Cultural Affairs and engaged members of the Steering Committee of the Indonesian Interdepartmental Committee on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting. This session was organised and facilitated by the Canada–Indonesia Governance Reform Support Project (managed by Hickling).

Timor-Leste (23/01/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Workshop for key stakeholders on the gender-responsive budget implications of the proposed Timor-Leste domestic violence law. This workshop was supported by Justice Facility, funded by AusAID, and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Justice.

Timor-Leste (22/01/09), Assoc Prof Siobhan Austen and Prof Rhonda Sharp
Presentation to Timor-Leste Ministry of Education officials on the gender patterns of enrolment and attendance and age appropriate enrolments using the 2008 Living Standards Survey (produced by the Timor-Leste National Statistics Department).

Timor-Leste (08/08/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Workshop for Planning and Finance Directors in key ministries regarding international trends in gender-responsive budgeting and its potential for and relevance to the Timor-Leste context. This workshop was organised and chaired by the Timor-Leste Secretary of State for Promotion of Equality (SEPI). This session drew from the experiences of the gender focal point in the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health and Rede Feto (the national women's umbrella organisation).

Timor-Leste (05/08/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Presentation to AusAID staff on international trends in gender-responsive budgeting and its potential for AusAID's work in the context of Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste (28/05/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Session for members of the National Parliament (Women's Caucus) on international trends in gender-responsive budgeting and the role of parliament in its implementation. This workshop was organised with the National Parliament, United Nations Development Programme and the Secretary of State for Promotion of Equality (SEPI). The session was chaired by the Vice-President of the Timor-Leste Parliament.

Timor-Leste (29/05/09), Prof Rhonda Sharp
Workshop for gender focal points in various ministries on international trends in gender-responsive budgeting and its potential, and relevance, to the Timor-Leste context. This workshop was organised by the Timor-Leste Secretary of State for Promotion of Equality (SEPI).

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