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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.
This update focuses on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) – a worldwide celebration of Sexual and Gender Diversity.

It features three practical resources for those working on LGBTIQ issues around the world.

Latest Documents

Wages and inequality in the Egyptian labor market in an era of financial crisis and revolution
M. Said / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
This paper investigates the pattern of wages and wage inequality in Egypt over the period 1988-2012, a time of substantial economic and political changes, including the recent global financial crises and the January 25th 2011 revoluti...
UNIFEM’s Work on Gender-Responsive Budgeting
K Johnson / United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2009
Placing gender equality and women’s empowerment as central to budget reform is a strategic lever for significant change to women’s lives. This report forms the third phase of an evaluation of UNIFEM’s Gender Responsi...
Finding the Entry Points
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2008
The purpose of this issues brief is to assist programme managers and thematic advisers in donor agencies to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment within the framework of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. The ...
Breaking New Frontiers for Gender Responsive Budgeting: the Kerala Model
Y Mishra / UN Women, 2012
Can technical scrutiny of budget allocations, delinked from political debates, achieve transformation of either budgetary processes or outcomes? This paper argues that a significant opportunity is lost if gender responsive budgeting (...
Changes in the institution of marriage in Egypt from 1998 to 2012
R. Salem / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Fear over the perceived breakdown of the institution of marriage plagues many Egyptian policy-makers and members of the public. This study examines the trajectory of marriage behaviours in three nationally-representative surveys spann...
Informality and socio-economic well-being of women in Egypt
R. RizK; H. Abou-Ali / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Evidence points that informal employment in Egypt is a permanent phenomenon, rather than being in a transitory stage. It accounts for about 75% of new entrants to the labor market between 2000 and 2005. About half of the women engaged...
"Lived poverty" can inform Swazi anti-poverty efforts
S. Kunene / Afrobarometer, 2015
Poverty continues to be a major challenge in Swaziland, exacerbated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Almost two-thirds (63%) of the Swazi population were living in severe poverty in 2012. The Afrobarometer survey, which was conducted for the...
Determinants of unemployment duration - Egypt
S. Kherfi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
This study uses a set of dates on unemployment, employment, mobility, marriage, and birth, from the 2006 and 2012 rounds of the Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey, to construct a cross-section of first-unemployment spells, and to meas...
Menstrual Health Education Resource
E. Wilson-Smith 2013
Developed for Irise International this Menstrual Hygiene Toolkit is intended as a resource for delivering menstrual health education and is tailored to communities across East Africa. Irise International works to support the education...
Menstrual Hygiene: A Neglected Condition for the Achievement of Several Millennium Development Goals
V. T. A Ten / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, 2007
What is the relationship between poor menstrual hygiene and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? If state and non–state actors do not undertake immediate action to improve the achievement of menstrual hygiene, the participat...
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