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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.
Gender and Social Movements
In this month’s update we provide links and summaries to some of the most recent resources on gender and social movements. Two excellent new policy briefs from the Institute of Development Studies BRIDGE team, on donor approaches and on social movement leader approaches to advancing gender justice, are key features of this update. They are the latest resources to be produced from the fantastic BRIDGE Gender and Social Movements Programme.

Latest Documents

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 - full report
World Economic Forum false / World Economic Forum, 2014
In this year’s Global Gender Gap Report 2014, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracks their progress over time. The Global Gender Gap Index presented in the report seeks to measur...
Re-examining identities and power: gender in peacebuilding in Colombia
D. López Castañeda; H. Myrttinen / International Alert, 2014
As part of a four-country research project on gender in peacebuilding, this report examines the case of Colombia, where society has been deeply affected by both decades of armed conflict as well as high levels of criminal violence. Th...
Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters
M. Yonetani / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
IDMC’s latest Global Estimates report shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events. As in previous years, the worst affected region is Asia, where 19 million people, or 87....
The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China
C. Lavell; J. Ginnetti / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
With a focus on countries in south-east Asia and China, this is IDMC’s fourth regional study on disaster-related displacement risk. Based on over four decades of data from the ASEAN Member States and China, IDMC has appli...
Unfinished business: Kenya’s efforts to address displacement and land issues in Coast Region
M. Caterina; J. Klos / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
The report analyses displacement in Coast region and identifies tensions over land tenure and poor land governance as key triggers, and obstacles to durable solutions. It provides examples of land issues underlying displacement caused...
Challenging the negative discourse on human rights in Africa
T. Kasambala / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2014
The recent proliferation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and independent media across Africa is an important positive development. They play an essential role by investigating government policy, exposing corruption and human ...
Women’s vulnerability to climatic and non-climatic change in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
International Water Management Institute, 2014
Previous findings from IWMI’s research conducted in Madhubani, Bihar, India, and in Dhanusha and Morang of the Nepal Terai (Madhesh) were taken to substantiate previous literature on the region by showing how men and women are d...
New evidence on the gender wage gap in Indonesia
K. Taniguchi; A. Tuwo / Asian Development Bank, 2014
Indonesia has been experiencing impressive economic growth and rapid urbanisation in recent years. However, urbanisation could affect income inequality through people’s movement from rural to urban areas. Using the 2010 National...
The power these men have over us: sexual exploitation and abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia
Human Rights Watch, 2014
This research document provides findings on sexual exploitation and abuse in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, predominantly by personnel of the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) at and around the African Union Mission in Soma...
Women’s empowerment and nutrition: what does the evidence tell us?
M van den Bold / Transform Nutrition, 2014
Development programmes aimed at alleviating poverty and improving nutrition often  consider women’s empowerment as an effective way to achieve impact. However, while  nutrition outcomes are often measured, ef...
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