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The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. It aims to inform dialogue, learning and the sharing of good practice around areas such as gender mainstreaming, measuring change, legal and policy frameworks on gender and human rights, and successful initiatives from the field.
Global Gender Accountability
Global gender accountability has taken the spotlight recently with two key global gender reports being published from the World Economic Forum and UN Women. This update features these two reports alongside two highly informative essays/blogs which provide essential information and perspectives which link in with intensifying global debates around the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals, the emergence of the post-2015 framework, and the vital inclusion of gender equality within these.

Latest Documents

Tracking Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)
C. Kuonqui; H. Cueva-Betet / UN Women, 2010
This short document provides an overview of the framework which was developed to track the implementation of the 1325 resolution. It aims to establish results at the impact levels (the intended objective) and outcome levels (actual ch...
Global Monitoring Checklist on Women Peace and Security: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka.
The Global Monitoring Checklist is a pilot research project designed to contribute towards international understanding on women, peace and security efforts. It highlights relevant activities at the local and national level by women, c...
Ten-year Impact Study on Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Peacekeeping
This report from 2010 reviews a decade of implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the first resolution to address the specific impacts of conflict on women and call for women's engagement in peace processes....
Social accountability of women in Pakistan: a case study of Sialkot
A Naz / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014
Social Accountability as a mean of holding the state accountable to its citizens is not usually practiced in Pakistan. One of the prerequisites of Social Accountability is the right to information. The second major hindrance in the wa...
Gender and Militarism
Women Peacemakers Program, 2014
This Policy Brief is based on discussions held during the Global Consultation “Gender & Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace”, organized by the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) from July 2- 4, 2014, i...
Women in peace and security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325: literature review, content analysis of National Action Plans, and implementation
B. Miller; M. Pournik; A. Swaine / Institute for Global and International Studies, 2014
The complex challenges and opportunities of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, as enunciated in United National Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000, and several subsequent resolutions, lend themselves to both a “cup half...
Violence Against Women and Girls: Map of DFID programmes, 2014
E Jones; C Roseveare / Department for International Development, UK, 2014
This document presents a summary of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) current portfolio of work to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) at the global, regional and country levels. The analysis ...
Causes and implications of induced abortion in Pakistan: a social and economic analysis
H Gazdar; A Khan; S Qureshi / Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan, 2012
Nearly 88% of pregnancies that were ended using an induced abortion were terminated due to unmet need for family planning or contraceptive failure. A majority of abortions were induced in hospitals, private as well as government, and ...
Reproductive health knowledge and perceptions: a rapid assessment in four villages in Sindh
A Khan / Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan, 2014
Indus Resource Center (IRC) is scaling up its project “Reproductive Health through Girls’ Education”, now revised as “Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes for Girls through Life Skills Based Educat...
Afghan values or women’s rights? gendered narratives about continuity and change in urban Afghanistan
N Kabeer; A Khan; N Adlparvar / Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011
There is considerable debate about the extent to which gender equality and womens’ rights are universal values. This debate has been particularly heated in Afghanistan where the violation of women’s rights by the Taliban r...
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