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The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh
S. Nazneen; R. Masud / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
In Bangladesh there is a paradox when it comes to securing gender-inclusive development outcomes. Since 1991, women have occupied the highest political office and women’s presence is increasing, due to the existence of ge...
Child marriage and early child-bearing in India: risk factors and policy implications
J. Roest / Young Lives 2017
Prevalence rates of child marriage and early child-bearing have been declining across India over the past two decades, but absolute numbers remain high. This paper uses data collected from 3,000 children over 15 years in Andhr...
Teenage childbearing and educational attainment in South Africa
I.M. Timaeus; T.A. Moultrie / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2012
Teenage childbearing and attainment at school in South Africa are investigated using nationally-representative data from the National Income Dynamics Study. The analysis focuses on the outcomes by 2010 of a panel of 673 childless youn...
Adolescent girls in Egypt
2016
Girls under age 20—around 19 million of them—make up one-fifth of Egypt’s population.1 In 2015, about 8 million of these girls were adolescents between ages 10 and 19. According to the latest projections from the United...
Mobilising a response to HIV, gender, youth and gender-based violence in South Africa: a toolkit for trainers and programme implementers
US Agency for International Development 2015
This toolkit was produced as part of the Sexual HIV Prevention Project (SHIPP) to support in-house training on gender, HIV, youth, and community mobilisation for programme implementers working on HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) pr...
In pursuit of sex parity: are girls becoming more educated than boys?
J.R.G. Albert; S.L. Carreon-Monterola; C.C. David / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
Are our boys falling behind on education? This policy note discusses the mounting evidence in growing sex disparity in the public school system in the Philippines, with girls consistently outperforming boys not only in completion rate...
Women education as tool for sustainable development: issues and prospects
M. Shu'aibu; M. Ayuba 2015
Nigeria is a society in transition, and subject to a number of growth and development challenges, not least the systemic discrimination against women common to many developing countries. The best way to support this transition and adv...
Gender and science education in Nigeria
J. Opara 2015
The role of science, technology, and mathematics in improving quality of life is difficult to overstate, given how fundamental all of these interlinked sectors are to the fabric of modern society. Yet women are underrepresented i...
Social media as instrument of global mobilisation: a textual analysis of the 'bring back our girls' campaign
M. N. Nwabuzor; C. V. Gever 2015
The abduction of over 200 female students from Chibok in April, 2014, by the outlawed Boko Haram insurgents attracted global condemnation which went viral on social media. Such acts are at variance with international norms of freedom ...
Mapping meritocracy: intersecting gender, poverty and higher educational opportunity structures
L. Morley; R. Lugg 2009
Widening participation in higher education can be a force for democratisation. It can also map on to elite practices and contribute to further differentiation of social groups. Those with social capital are often able to dec...
Items 1 to 10 of 130

Items 1 to 10 of 129

The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh
S. Nazneen; R. Masud / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
In Bangladesh there is a paradox when it comes to securing gender-inclusive development outcomes. Since 1991, women have occupied the highest political office and women’s presence is increasing, due to the existence of ge...
Child marriage and early child-bearing in India: risk factors and policy implications
J. Roest / Young Lives 2017
Prevalence rates of child marriage and early child-bearing have been declining across India over the past two decades, but absolute numbers remain high. This paper uses data collected from 3,000 children over 15 years in Andhr...
Teenage childbearing and educational attainment in South Africa
I.M. Timaeus; T.A. Moultrie / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2012
Teenage childbearing and attainment at school in South Africa are investigated using nationally-representative data from the National Income Dynamics Study. The analysis focuses on the outcomes by 2010 of a panel of 673 childless youn...
Adolescent girls in Egypt
2016
Girls under age 20—around 19 million of them—make up one-fifth of Egypt’s population.1 In 2015, about 8 million of these girls were adolescents between ages 10 and 19. According to the latest projections from the United...
Mobilising a response to HIV, gender, youth and gender-based violence in South Africa: a toolkit for trainers and programme implementers
US Agency for International Development 2015
This toolkit was produced as part of the Sexual HIV Prevention Project (SHIPP) to support in-house training on gender, HIV, youth, and community mobilisation for programme implementers working on HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) pr...
In pursuit of sex parity: are girls becoming more educated than boys?
J.R.G. Albert; S.L. Carreon-Monterola; C.C. David / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
Are our boys falling behind on education? This policy note discusses the mounting evidence in growing sex disparity in the public school system in the Philippines, with girls consistently outperforming boys not only in completion rate...
Women education as tool for sustainable development: issues and prospects
M. Shu'aibu; M. Ayuba 2015
Nigeria is a society in transition, and subject to a number of growth and development challenges, not least the systemic discrimination against women common to many developing countries. The best way to support this transition and adv...
Gender and science education in Nigeria
J. Opara 2015
The role of science, technology, and mathematics in improving quality of life is difficult to overstate, given how fundamental all of these interlinked sectors are to the fabric of modern society. Yet women are underrepresented i...
Social media as instrument of global mobilisation: a textual analysis of the 'bring back our girls' campaign
M. N. Nwabuzor; C. V. Gever 2015
The abduction of over 200 female students from Chibok in April, 2014, by the outlawed Boko Haram insurgents attracted global condemnation which went viral on social media. Such acts are at variance with international norms of freedom ...
Mapping meritocracy: intersecting gender, poverty and higher educational opportunity structures
L. Morley; R. Lugg 2009
Widening participation in higher education can be a force for democratisation. It can also map on to elite practices and contribute to further differentiation of social groups. Those with social capital are often able to dec...
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Middle East Youth Initiative
The initiative blends activities in an attempt to bridge the divide between thinkers and practitioners by utilising robust research as a foundation for effective policy and programs. The initiative has three complementary pillars: Research and Policy  The initiateive aims to advance understanding of economic and social issues to promote solutions for the in...
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