FIRST QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT
 OF THE JOINT TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS
For the Period:  December 2004- February 2005

This quarterly progress report from each Joint Technical Working Group is requested by the Secretariat of the Government-Donor Coordination Committee (GDCC) before 25 February 2005. It will be used to prepare a briefing note for the Second GDCC Meeting scheduled to be held on 7 March 2005. Please return the completed questionnaire to H.E. Chhieng Yanara at CDC in both soft and hard copy.

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG):     Gender
 

  1. Did the TWG prepare its Terms of Reference?           Yes  ţ      No  ¨

  2. Did the TWG prepare an Action Plan?  Yes  ţ      No  ¨  (if No, please continue to question 9)

If Yes:  When was the Action Plan approved by the TWG?  (date / month / year) 11/11/2004

  1. Since the 7th CG Meeting held in December 2004 how many times has the TWG met?   Twice

  2. Is the scheduling of activities in the Action Plan done by month/quarter?  Yes  ţ      No  ¨

If No, please go to Q8, but first please identify the methodology that is planned to be employed by the TWG to monitor and report on progress made: .............................................................................................
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  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that were scheduled to be implemented during the last quarter (December 2004 and February 2005).

  1. Conduct an audit of donor assistance to selected ministries leading to Gender Action Plans Develop a Government/Donor strategy to ensure TA is given to selected ministries to develop Gender Action Plans
    Interministerial meetings to ensure NSDP is gender responsive

  2. Local policy development with a gender perspective at provincial, district, commune and village levels

  3. Defense of the Domestic Violence Law in the Council of Ministers and advocacy for fast-tracking it    through Parliament

  4. Amendment of Anti Trafficking Law and defense in the Council of Ministers

  5. Social Work Institute training programmes for victims of violence

  6. Maternal mortality

  7. Infant mortality

  8. Increase girls’ participation in education

 

  1. Which of the activities listed in question 5 are being implemented as scheduled?

Activity (please use the same number as shown in Q5)

Comments, if any

i.   Audit is complete
First draft of Government /Donor strategy drafted
MOP called first meetings on NSDP on 14 Feb & 28 Feb
ii. Annual workshop on gender mainstreaming in Seila Program 2004. Gender training for Provincial Investment Plans for all provinces. Began development of guidelines for gender mainstreaming in Commune Investment Plans
iii. Inter ministerial consultations completed in Council of Ministers. Prime Minister has requested Parliament to make consideration of DV Law a priority of the Parliament
iv. Amendment of Anti Trafficking Law complete and defense is continuing in Inter Ministerial Committee of Council of Ministers
v. Social Work Institute has begun training of counsellors and social workers for victims of violence

vi. Maternal mortality
viii. Infant mortality

Report needed from MOH
Report needed from MOH

xi. Negotiations with donors to build dormitories are progressing
ixi. Increase girls’ participation in education

 

  1. Please list the activities that are behind schedule, reasons for delay, and the TWG's recommendations for solving the problems.

 Activity
(please use the same number as shown in Q5)

Reasons for Delay TWG's Recommendation
     

Please use an extra sheet if you need more space.


If you answered "No" to Q4 then please complete Q8 below, otherwise please go to Q9.
 

  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that have been implemented during the last quarter (December 2004-February 2005).

Activity

Comments, if any
   
Please use an extra sheet if you need more space.

 

  1. Is (are) there any Joint Monitoring Indicator(s) agreed at the 7th CG Meeting held in December 2004 that fall within the mandate of this TWG?  Yes  ţ      No  ¨ (please go to Q11)

If Yes, please list the indicators below:

  1. Passing of Domestic Violence Law and adoption of Prevention Action Plan

  2. Passing of Anti Trafficking Law and adoption of a Prevention Action Plan

  3. National Strategic Development Plan is engendered.

 

  1. What progress has been made toward achieving the targets of the Joint Monitoring Indicator(s) listed in Q9 above?

Joint Monitoring Indicator Progress Constraints Recommendation

i. Passing of Domestic Violence Law and adoption of Prevention Action Plan
Currently being considered by Inter Ministerial Committee of Council of Ministers    

ii Passing of the Anti Trafficking Law and adoption of Prevention Action Plan


iii National Strategic Development Plan

 

None




MOP called first inter ministerial meeting on 14 February 2005 Structure and guidelines to be discussed on 28 February

 

Other priorities of the COM Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Women’s Affairs requested by TWGG to follow up

 

  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that are planned for the next quarter (March 2005-May 2005).

  1. Continue negotiating Government-Donor support for development of Gender Action Plans in certain line ministries
    Work with MOP and line ministries to engender NSDP

  2. Local policy development with a gender perspective

  3. MoWA to advocate for the passing of the Domestic Violence Law and finalise Prevention Action Plan .

  4. MoJ with MoWA to advocate for passing of Anti Trafficking Law and develop Prevention Action Plan

  5. Establishment of Women’s Development Centres

  6. Gender budget analysis of selected PAP and MTEF

  7. Continued training programmes for social workers and counsellors on violence

  8. Reproductive health promotion

  9. Promotion of healthy family living

  10. Maternal mortality

  11. Infant mortality

  12. Increase girls participation in education (dormitories and scholarships)

 
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