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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...
Menstrual Health Education Resource
E. Wilson-Smith 2013
Developed for Irise International this Menstrual Hygiene Toolkit is intended as a resource for delivering menstrual health education and is tailored to communities across East Africa. Irise International works to support the education...
Menstrual Hygiene: A Neglected Condition for the Achievement of Several Millennium Development Goals
V. T. A Ten / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, 2007
What is the relationship between poor menstrual hygiene and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? If state and non–state actors do not undertake immediate action to improve the achievement of menstrual hygiene, the participat...
Taking the bloody linen out of the closet: menstrual hygiene as a priority for achieving gender equality
I.T. Winkler; V. Roaf 2015
How can the framework of human rights and substantive equality contribute to giving menstrual hygiene greater visibility and the prioritisation of appropriate strategies and solutions? Against the background of gender stereotypes link...
Celebrating Womanhood - How better menstrual hygiene management is the path to better health, dignity and business
R George / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, 2013
There are many candidates for the title of “last taboo,” but in 2013, menstruation has one of the strongest claims on it. The first task to address this is to make this unspeakable topic speakable. This repor...
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...
A vicious cycle of silence: the implications of the menstrual hygiene taboo for the realisation of the human rights of women and girls
R Boosey / University of Sheffield, 2013
Although menstruation is a natural process that forms part of the female reproductive system, it has been a taboo subject in cultures across the world for centuries. In the first half of this dissertation the author explores the impli...
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