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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 the Sustainable Development Goals
Gender equality is an essential part of sustainable development. This update provides info and resources on gender and the sustainable development goals – linking to the theme of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) event 14-24 March 2016.

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Social protection and women¹s empowerment
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2015
Many social protection programmes, including cash transfers, safety-net oriented public works programmes and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries. As such, extending social protection to rural populations has great pote...
Qualitative research on women's economic empowerment and social protection - a research guide
S. Pavanello; P. Pozarny; A.P. de la O Campos / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2015
The FAO’s Social Protection and Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment research programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of th e United Nations (FAO) falls under FAO’s Strategic Objective 3 of Reducing Rural Po...
Minimum marriage age laws and the prevalence of child marriage and adolescent birth: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2015
The relationship of national laws that prohibit child marriage with the prevalence of child marriage and adolescent birth is not well understood. Data from Demographic and Health Surveys and from the Child Marriage Database cre...
Early child marriages in Haryana
Society for Participatory Research in Asia 2016
In India, child marriage has been practiced for centuries. The problem of child marriages in India is a complex one because of the interplay of religious traditions, social practices, economic factors and blind beliefs. There are vari...
Gender, Age and Migration: An extended briefing
J. Birchall / BRIDGE 2016
In many parts of the world, migration has replaced fertility and mortality as the leading agent of demographic change. A person’s gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality and health or disability shape every stage of th...
Change in the making: progress reports on CGIAR gender research
Nathan Russell (ed); Jacqui Ashby (ed); Kristofer Karlsson (ed); M. Mascarenhas / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
Agriculture in the developing world faces formidable challenges, which range from increased food demand to climate change impacts, and whose scope and complexity are evolving rapidly. The opportunities to address these challenges thro...
Collaborating for women’s economic, social and political empowerment: India and Africa
Knowledge Partnership Programme 2015
Over one third of the world’s poor reside in Africa and though over the last century African countries have made significant strides in promoting gender equity, the equality in society in terms of access and control over family,...
Gender at work: a companion to the World Deveopment Report on jobs
World Bank 2013
Globally, fewer than half of women have jobs, compared with almost four-fifths of men. Girls and women still learn less, earn less, and have far fewer assets and opportunities. They farm smaller plots, work in less profitable sectors,...
No ceilings: The full participation report
No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project 2015
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation joined forces to assess the evidence on the gains and gaps in progress for women and girls over the past 20 y...
Feminist Africa e-spaces:e-politics
A. Mama (ed) / African Gender Institute, South Africa 2013
Feminist Africa (FA) is a continental gender studies journal that provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, FA is guided by a profound commitment to ...
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