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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

Youth Strategize For The Post 2015 Development Agenda
S. Tolmay / AWID News, 2014
What are the challenges of addressing ‘Youth’ in the post-2015 development agenda process? This article highlights key points on strategizing for the post-2015 development process addressed during a meeting by the Youth Co...
Briefing cards: Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the post-2015 development agenda
Family Care International, 2014
This set of five briefing cards, produced by the Universal Access Project, sets out the links between sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) and five areas key to the post-2015 development agenda. The areas are education, economic bene...
Placing healthy women and children at the heart of the post 2015 sustainable development framework
World Health Organization, 2013
This paper from the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health sets out the rationale for investing in women and children’s health as part of the post 2015 framework. It centres around four recommendations. First, it arg...
Moving toward sexual and reproductive justice: a transnational and multigenerational feminist remix
A Garita / Oxford Handbooks Online (Oxford University Press), 2014
This online book chapter maps the journey of the transnational feminist sexual health and reproductive rights (SRHR) movement over the last twenty years, focusing on its engagement in United Nations processes. It discusses the movemen...
Remarks by Lakshmi Puri at a CSW58 side event on “ICT and the Internet as powerful means in advancing women’s rights and empowerment: Possibilities and Challenges”
L. Puri / UN Women, 2014
In March 2014, Ms Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of the UN Women, delivered these opening remarks at a Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) side event. The event was held on the topic, “ICT and the Internet as powe...
Empowering women through higher education in Nigeria
M. Fapohunda Tinuke / International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2011
Does higher level of education imply greater women empowerment in Nigeria? What factors inhibit women’s participation in higher education in the country? What are the benefits and prospects of women empowerment? This paper has a...
The epistemology of womanhood: ignored contentions among Igbo women of eastern Nigeria
J. O. Chimakonam / African Journals Online - AJOL, 2013
Can gender consciousness influence behaviour patterns? This publication aims to extrapolate that sometimes the discrimination that women suffer are not inspired by masculine outlooks, but by the feminist mind-set, that is, the epistem...
A girl's right to say no to marriage: working to end child marriage and keep girls in school
A. Davis; C. Postles; G. Rosa / Plan International, 2013
One in three girls in the developing world are married by their eighteenth birthday. Despite being prohibited by international human rights, child marriage continues to be a violation of children’s human rights. This report by P...
Strategies of resistance: challenging the cultural disempowerment of women, a global project of the WRRC
Women Living Under Muslim Law, 2011
Led by the organisation Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML), the Women Reclaiming and Redefining Cultures (WRRC) project seeks to address the nexus of control over women's sexuality, imposed through violence and exclusion from publ...
Growth and economic opportunities for women: literature review to inform the DFID-IDRC-Hewlett Foundation research program on women's economic empowerment, gender equality and growth in low income countries
International Development Research Centre, 2013
This is a background paper for a new research programme on women’s economic empowerment. It is a comprehensive literature review on the state of the field. Section 1 briefly discusses the global evidence on existing gender dispar...
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