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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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Gender-inclusive disaster risk management
Asian Development Bank, 2014
This paper focuses on the role of women in disaster risk management. The ‘Gender Tip Sheet’ is meant as a reference guide for staff and consultants of the Asian Developing Bank and its ‘developing members&rsqu...
Gender Equality, UN Coherence and You
United Nations Children's Fund, 2014
What are the roles and responsibilities of UN agencies working for gender equality? This e-learning course has been developed by UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women and UNDP to build organisational capacity towards attaining results in...
Justice and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Situations: An argument for including Gender Analysis in a new Post-Conflict Model
L. Connolly 2012
After the 1991–2001 civil war, Sierra Leone employed a new model of transitional justice, concurrently utilising a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and a Special Court. Encouragingly, this process incorporated special g...
Mapping Women's Needs in Zimbabwe's National Healing Process
P. Machakanja / Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa, 2012
The paper aims to offer policymakers insights that they can use to drive the inclusion of gender justice within transitional justice processes. Written against the background of rising expectations, fears and anxieties about Zimbabwe&...
Gendered dimensions of land and rural livelihoods: the case of new settler farmer displacement at Nuanetsi Ranch, Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe
P. Mutopo / Land Deal Politics Initiative, 2012
The biofuel boom has become a core issue in Zimbabwean land and development debates. Biofuels require large tracts of land for production; and the land acquisition programmes by the various state, non-state actors and individuals have...
Les Relations de Genre à Propos du Sel au Gandiole Une Histoire d’exploitantes exploitées
P. Faye 2012
Dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal, la Communauté rurale de Ndiébène Gandiole se caractérise par la présence de mares sur lesquelles l’exploitation du sel représente une grand...
Opportunities for gender justice and reconciliation in South Sudan
F. Bubenzer; E. Lacey / Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa, 2013
This policy brief explores the nexus of gender justice and reconciliation in South Sudan. It addresses women’s historical engagement in reconciliation processes in the country at grassroots and national levels, and highlights th...
Gender and political representation In Botswana
K. S. Mooketsane / Botswana Institute For Development Policy Analysis, 2014
The objective of this policy brief is to examine the factors influencing the level of participation of women in the electoral process in Botswana. It compares such participation with other Southern African jurisdictions; and further e...
Genre et Performance Entrepreneuriale en République Démocratique du Congo
J. Mwisha Kasiwa 2013
Ce Policy Brief explore le rôle du genre dans la performance entrepreneuriale en République Démocratique du Congo. Il évalue l’influence du genre sur la performance des entreprises tout en identifiant ...
#16Days: Cecilia Sardenberg on gender-based violence
C. Sardenberg / BRIDGE, 2013
As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign, the BRIDGE programme spoke to Cecilia Sardenberg about her work in Brazil and why she is getting behind the campaign. Cecilia is a Brazilian feminist, teacher ...
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