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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.
Migration and Marginalisation
What factors shape a person’s decision to migrate? Who stays behind in a war zone or highly insecure context, and why? The Institute of Development Studies has recently published two resources around the theme of migration and marginalisation which focus on gender, aging and sexuality as key influencing factors.

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Men, masculinities & climate change
MenEngage 2016
The threats of climate change are not gender-neutral. Gender analysis on climate change over the past three decades has brought tolight the disproportionate effects of climate change and environmental degradation on women’s lives...
Protecting women’s and children’s health from a changing climate
International Union of Nutritional Sciences 2016
Climate change increases challenges to women'??s and children'??s health. There is more likelihood of women and children suffering and dying from problems such as diarrhoea, undernutrition, malaria, and from the harmful effects of ext...
Assessment of women’s livelihood needs in three eco-zones of Bangladesh
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 2014
Evidently women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles, discrimination and poverty. In rural Bangladesh they are specially vulnerable since they are highly dependent on local n...
Strengthening gender considerations in adaptation planning and implementation in the least developed countries
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2016
Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risk while vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by peopleâ??s adaptive capacity. Climate hazards do not affect al...
Gender responsive national communications toolkit
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2015
This toolkit is an initiative of the UNDP Gender Team and the UNDP-??UNEP Global Support Programme. It is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the develop...
The pacific gender & climate change toolkit: tools for practioners
The Pacific Community (SPC) 2016
Gender equality is central to achieving a sustainable and resilient future for Pacific islands.This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners working in national governments, non-governmental organisations, r...
Africa’s smallholders adapting to climate change: the need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers
Oxfam 2015
The need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers Climate change is undermining the ability of African nations to feed themselves. Women smallholder producers are on the front line of deali...
Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political participation lags among African youth, especially women
Afrobarometer 2016
The African Union (AU) Assembly declared 2009 - 2018 the "??African Youth Decade"?? and released an action plan to promote youth empowerment and develo pment throughout the continent, including by raising young citizensâ?? repre...
Women, peace and security: implementing the Maputo Protocol in Africa
R. Sigsworth; L. Kumalo / Institute for Security Studies 2016
Women’s rights are fundamental to human security and sustainable peace. the African Union’s Protocol to the African charter on human and Peoples’ rights on the rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) guarant...
How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development? Lessons from Peru
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2016
This brief is based on a research project carried out by Practical Action Consulting with support from the Institute of Development Studies, commissioned by and supported by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), to pro...
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