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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.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence 2014 - Resource Highlights
This update highlights some excellent resources linked to this year's 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign theme - militarism and gender-based violence. It also includes a link to a Storify which ran across the 16 days featuring many relevant news articles, videos, blogs and resources.

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Do men and women have different policy preferences, and if so, why? Determinants and implications of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ gender gaps in Africa
J. Gottlieb; G. Grossman; A. L. Robinson / Afrobarometer, 2015
Gender quotas to increase women’s representation are often motivated by the assumption that men and women have different policy preferences. In Africa – where gender quotas have been particularly widespread – this pa...
Gender and identity on social media
N Gautam / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015
Over the years, feminist critiques of Habermas's conceptualisation of the 'public sphere' have been published by various theorists including Nancy Fraser, Seyla Benhabib, Iris Marion Young, Mary Ryan, Carole Patman and Joan Landes. Th...
The Turkish wage curve: evidence from the household labor force survey
B.H. Baltagi; Y.S. Baskaya; T. Hulagu / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
The relationship between real wages and unemployment rates has long been studied in economics. This paper examines the Turkish wage curve using individual data from the Household Labour Force Survey for 26 Turkish regions over the per...
Women's land: reflections on rural women’s access to land in Latin America
Fundación TIERRA, Bolivia, 2011
The human rights of women are not yet fully respected despite the progress made in legislation at global, regional, and national levels. Apart from formal legislation, access to and control of land by women should be part of other mec...
Impact of conditional cash transfers on maternal and newborn health
A. Glassman; D. Duran; M. Koblinsky / Center for Global Development, USA, 2013
Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have been shown to increase health service utilisation among the poorest, but little is written on the effects of such programs on maternal and newborn health. The authors carry out a systemati...
‘Pink transportation’ in Mexico City: reclaiming urban space through collective action against gender-based violence
Gender and Development, 2013
Women-only transportation has become a popular option for urban women around the world who are tired of being groped and harassed in buses, subways and taxis. The separation of men and women in public transit is controversial among fe...
Ethnic identity, informal institutions, and the failure to elect women in indigenous Southern Mexico
M.S. Danielson; T.A. Eisenstadt; J. Yelle 2013
This article argues that the low levels of descriptive representation of women in local political office in Mexico and Latin America is much more than a problem of the purported patriarchal cultures of indigenous and rural communities...
Sexual violence and justice in postconflict Peru
United States Institute of Peace, 2012
Impunity with regard to sexual violence is grounded in gendered normative frameworks, which directly result in difficulties in gathering evidence and prosecuting rape as a crime, in most of the world, in times of war and peace. Peru i...
Gender equality observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean. Annual report 2012: a look at grants support and burden for women
United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2012
Indicators of economic autonomy are posing the greatest public policy challenge. At a time when the region’s economies are growing and poverty is declining, the fact that such a large percentage of the poor and indigent populati...
Women in the digital economy: breaking through the equality threshold
United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013
Changes in demographics and education, and female emancipation itself, are laying bare the need to promote greater efficiency and equity in markets so as to make use of women’s capabilities. And they are casting more light on th...
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