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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.
Commission on the Status of Women 58th Session
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The priority theme for the Commission on the Status of Women 58th Session was 'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.' A key objective for the session was ensuring that gender equality and women’s human rights are central to the post-2015 development agenda, and the new Sustainable Development Goals. This gender guide provides summaries and links to some key readings.

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Wellbeing pathways report: Zambia round 2
A. Baertl Helguero (ed); S. White (ed); S. Jha (ed) / Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways, University of Bath, 2014
Based on fieldwork questions which gathered both objective and subjective data across key areas of life, this report presents the preliminary findings from the second round of fieldwork carried out in Chiawa, Zambia from August to Oct...
Climate & environment assessment: business case for support to the CRP in Sierra Leone
S. Standley / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper is a climate and environment assessment that was conducted as part of the “Business Case” for supporting the “Constitutional Review Process in Sierra Leone”. Sierra Leone is a country with a p...
Sourcing examples of policy and programming practice for empowering women in a rural context
U. Murray / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This reports deals with the issue of empowering women in a rural context, aiming at promoting transformative gender policy by updating livelihoods advisers’ knowledge of gender in a changing agricultural and rural context. ...
Organising women workers in the informal economy
N. Kabeer; K. Milward; R. Sudarshan / Gender and Development, 2013
There are numerous challenges facing organisation amongst the hardest-to-reach women in the informal economy. This paper, published in Gender and Development, examines the various factors determining the success and failure of attempt...
New developments in international poverty law: the UN guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights
C. Pérez-Bustillo / Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, 2014
The adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (GP), by the UN Human Rights Council in September 2012 and by the General Assembly in December 2012, marked a potentially historic advance in the overall pr...
Gender equality matters: empowering women through literacy programmes
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
Gender equality is a key principle of the global Education for All (EFA) campaign, which was launched in 2000. As the target date for achieving the EFA goals (2015) approaches, it is critically important efforts intensify to achieve g...
2nd global report on adult learning and education: rethinking literacy
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2014
The benefits of adult education are uncontested, for individuals and societies as a whole – but this Report shows that gaps remain in reaching many young adults, especially from marginalised groups. It is clear that adult educat...
Gender in political economy analysis
E. Browne / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2014
This report provides a brief examination of how and where gender analysis is incorporated into Political Economy Analysis (PEA). An initial review of the literature indicates that gender is not systematically included in PEA. This was...
School-related gender-based violence in the Asia-Pacific region
UNESCO Bangkok, 2014
For some children in Asia-Pacific, particularly girls, the mere walk to school is menacing and comes with the daily threat of violence. Once at school, they might also be subject to physical, psychosocial and sexual abuse – bull...
Website: Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, 2013
The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development was established in 2013 to establish an inclusive and transparent intergovernmental process on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that is open to all stakeholders, with a view ...
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