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    The value of mobilizing local resources for women’s rights in the global south and east: case studies of ten women’s funds

    Prospera - International Network of Women's Funds, 2015
    New research by Mama Cash, the International Network of Women’s Funds, and the International Human Rights Funders Group explores the role of resource mobilization in expanding local support for women’s rights and strengthening local cultures of philanthropy in the Global South and East. 
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    Women’s empowerment mitigates the negative effects of low production diversity on maternal and child nutrition in Nepal

    Taylor and Francis Group, 2015
    We use household survey data from Nepal to investigate relationships between women’s empowerment in agriculture and production diversity on maternal and child dietary diversity and anthropometric outcomes.
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    Helping to make safe abortion a reality in Zambia

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in spite of this, unsafe abortion continues to contribute to high rates of maternal mortality. Stigma, poverty, conscientious objectors, and lack of knowledge all contribute to why many adolescent girls and women do not and cannot access safe abortions in Zambia.
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    Keeping African girls in school with better sanitary care

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education. Research from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London demonstrates that in rural Uganda, providing free sanitary products and lessons about puberty to girls may increase their attendance at school.
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    ESRC-DFID research for policy and practice: women's life choices

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced by girls and how a lack of access to means of transport hampers their access to paid work, health services, and schooling.
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    Tax and gender in developing countries: what are the Issues?

    International Centre for Tax and Development, 2017
    This ICTD Summary Brief is the sixth in our six special research synthesis pieces, produced at the end of the ICTD's first five-year funding period in Spring 2016.This brief explains what has been learned about gender and taxation and looks at: why taxation is relevant for gender; where gender is relevant in taxation; bias in tax structures; amongst other themes.
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    International Women’s Day: Tackling barriers to empowerment

    08 Mar 2018: Over the past year, there has been an exposure of largely socially or publicly invisible sexual harassment and discrimination committed against women. On International Women’s Day, initiatives from the Institute of Development Studies and The ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative are drawing attention to the more visible issues that form significant barriers to women’s empowerment.
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    Automation, women, and the future of work

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Will women benefit from the rapid automation and digitisation that is set to change the world of work as we know it? How can we ensure that women’s economic interests are brought into focus, and that debates on the future of work are not about the changing relationship between man and machine, but between people and machine?
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    No time to rest: women’s lived experiences of balancing paid work and unpaid care work

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This report provides evidence on the lived experiences of women in low-income families, as they strive to balance their paid work and unpaid care work responsibilities. It presents the findings of a mixed-methods research project carried out in India, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania during 2015–17.
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    Our voices are strong: Lessons from women’s, girls’ and trans people’s self-led organisations

    Mama Cash, 2017
    Based on interviews with fifteen of Mama Cash’s grantee-partners, the new report Our Voices Are Strong shows that the power of women, girls and trans people at the helm of self-led organisations lies in their use of direct, personal experience to push for greater inclusion and justice in their communities.

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