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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.
This update focuses on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) – a worldwide celebration of Sexual and Gender Diversity.

It features three practical resources for those working on LGBTIQ issues around the world.

Latest Documents

Changes in the institution of marriage in Egypt from 1998 to 2012
R. Salem / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Fear over the perceived breakdown of the institution of marriage plagues many Egyptian policy-makers and members of the public. This study examines the trajectory of marriage behaviours in three nationally-representative surveys spann...
Informality and socio-economic well-being of women in Egypt
R. RizK; H. Abou-Ali / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Evidence points that informal employment in Egypt is a permanent phenomenon, rather than being in a transitory stage. It accounts for about 75% of new entrants to the labor market between 2000 and 2005. About half of the women engaged...
"Lived poverty" can inform Swazi anti-poverty efforts
S. Kunene / Afrobarometer, 2015
Poverty continues to be a major challenge in Swaziland, exacerbated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Almost two-thirds (63%) of the Swazi population were living in severe poverty in 2012. The Afrobarometer survey, which was conducted for the...
Determinants of unemployment duration - Egypt
S. Kherfi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
This study uses a set of dates on unemployment, employment, mobility, marriage, and birth, from the 2006 and 2012 rounds of the Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey, to construct a cross-section of first-unemployment spells, and to meas...
Menstrupedia - Your guide to healthy periods
Menstrupedia is a web guide to menstrual hygiene and health. Developed in India by a team of communications professionals, artists, storytellers and medical professionals Menstrupedia aims to deliver informative and entertaining conte...
Menstrual Hygiene Matters. Training guide for practitioners
Therese Mahon; Sue Cavill / Wateraid, 2015
Menstruation is a natural process but it is rarely talked about because of cultural taboos. Menstrual hygiene – how to manage menstruation safely and with dignity – has also been largely neglected by the water, sanitation ...
Women's participation in the Egyptian labor market: 1998-2012
R. Hendy / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
This paper examines the reasons for the persistently low participation of women in the Egyptian labor market over time and across the different economic sectors, using the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS) 2012. This panel datas...
Gender dimensions of expenditure and revenue policy and systems
J Birchall; M Fontana / BRIDGE, 2015
Most governments have expressed a commitment to gender equality goals but there are often inconsistencies between policy statements and the ways in which public finances are raised and spent. Most governments have also expressed a com...
INSPIRES: Investigating a reusable sanitary pad intervention in a rural educational setting
E Wilson / University of Sheffield, 2012
Although there is a lack of rigorous quantitative evidence on the links between menstruation and girls’ absenteeism from school, the qualitative evidence that exists indicates that girls can experience a range of problems when m...
The beauty of red
You Tube, 2013
This short animation highlights some of the myths and taboos around menstruation, especially those felt by adolescent girls during adolescence. A useful advocacy tool, the animation goes on to highlight the positive and life affirming...
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