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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.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting (FGC), is a practice involving the cutting or removal of the external genitals. It is practised in 28 African countries and some communities in the Middle East and Asia. It is a violent and dangerous practice that leaves many girls and women physically, psychologically and emotionally damaged, and can result in serious long-term health problems or even death. This update provides links to campaigns aimed at ending FGM, as well as resources that provide background on the issue and innovative suggestions for moving toward the abandonment of the practice.

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Dr. John Nyamu Talks about Access to Abortion in Kenya
F. Girard / International Women's Health Coalition, 2014
In 2010, Kenya passed a new constitution that expands the right to abortion. However, many doctors in public health facilities are unaware or misinformed about this, and refuse to perform abortive procedures. In this video, the...
Socorristas en Red - Socorro Rosa: A feminist practice for the right to choose in Argentina
G. De Cicco / Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2014
Abortion is illegal in Argentina, with three exceptions: when the pregnancy was the result of a rape or abuse against a woman with a mental disability, and when the pregnant woman’s life or health are at risk. However, even thes...
Sexuality, Culture and Politics - A South American Reader
2013
Although mature and vibrant, Latin American scholarship on sexuality still remains largely invisible to a global readership. In this collection of articles translated into English from Portuguese and Spanish, South American scholars e...
Making Abortion Safe, Legal And Accessible: A Toolkit For Action
Center for Reproductive Rights, 2008
Despite wide international legal support for a woman's right to access safe and legal abortion, the procedure still remains unsafe and out of reach for many women around the globe. This publication is resource for abortion rights advo...
Training Manual on Gender Budget Analysis (GBA)
2006
This training manual is divided into six sections: an introduction, four training modules and a concluding session. Each module explains its training aims and learning outcomes. They include practical exercises numbered consecutively ...
Gender budgets make more cents: country studies and good practice
D. Budlender; G. Hewitt / Commonwealth Secretariat, 2011
Over 50 countries in the world have gender budget initiatives of some kind. This book builds on a previous publication, 'Gender Budgets Makes Cents,' which provides an overview of gender-responsive budget (GRB) initiatives; and descri...
Gender Budgets Transparency and Accountability Project: Preparation of government budgets
2006
Produced by the Development Initiatives Network, as part of the Gender Budget Transparency and Accountability Project, this factsheet preparation of government budgets in Nigeria. It covers topics such as: Budget cycle ...
Gender Budget Transparency and Accountability Project: Legislative participation in government budget processes in Nigeria
2006
Produced by the Development Initiatives Network, as part of the Gender Budget Transparency and Accountability Project, this factsheet explains the basics of legislative participation in government budget processes in Nigeria. It cover...
Equality Path: planning and budgeting with a gender lens
UN Women, 2012
An increasing number of countries are introducing measures in their planning and budgeting processes to address more effectively the persisting inequalities between women and men and boys and girls in all sectors. This video features ...
UN Women website: Gender Responsive Budgeting
UN Women, 2012
How can gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives create enabling policy frameworks, build capacity and strengthen monitoring mechanisms to support accountability to women? GRB consists of government planning, programming a...
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