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    Capacity building for decision makers to use evidence in policy making in Sudan

    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2016
    Sudanese public policy is often seen as typically based on party ideology and the changing interests or socio-cultural beliefs of the National Congress party, which is a leading political party in the country. This is particularly the case with policies that disproportionately affect women such as the Public Order Laws.
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    Governance of-non-state social protection initiatives: implications for addressing gendered vulnerability to poverty in Uganda

    Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2016
    Non-state actors (NSAs) are offering social protection services in Uganda to address vulnerabilities associated with poverty. Information is limited on their adequacy and efficacy and how their governance mechanisms address gender concerns.
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    Provision of social protection services by non-state actors in Nyanza Region Kenya : assessing women empowerment

    Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2015
    In Kenya, women are more likely than men to suffer poverty and its associated vulnerabilities, mainly because they are excluded from decision-making on economic issues, they have limited access to the factors of production, particularly land, and traditional customs allocate them undervalued roles and constrain their voice and mobility.
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    Young women’s household bargaining power in marriage and parenthood in Ethiopia

    Young Lives, 2017
    In Ethiopian government policy, marriage under the age of 18 is considered ‘early marriage’ or ‘child marriage’ and is categorised as a harmful traditional practice. Efforts to tackle harmful traditional practices in the country have been made in the name of gender equality.
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    The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh

    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 gender quotas. Women’s movement actors have a long history of mobilisation for women’s rights and securing progressive changes.
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    Understanding children’s experiences of violence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India: evidence from Young Lives

    Young Lives, 2016
    Physical and emotional violence towards children in India appears to be so widespread that it is often difficult to trace the direct effects of poverty; the findings suggest that a range of factors appear to play a role, especially age and gender norms. This paper explores children’s accounts of violence in Andhra Pradesh, India, and the ways in which factors at the
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    Population aging in India: facts, issues, and options

    Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn, 2016
    India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in both absolute and relative terms.
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    CLTS engagement, outcomes and empowerment in Malagasy communities

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, 2016
    Gender equality, serving the most vulnerable, and addressing the particular needs of women and girls are among the core principles of the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). In order to better understand the link between gender dynamics and the impact of its Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions, the GSF supported a study in a small number of communities in Madagascar in 2015.
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    Ending child marriage and stopping the spread of HIV ...opportunities and challenges for action

    End Child Marriage Now (African Union), 2016
    AIDS is now the number-one killer of adolescents in Africa. What is more worrying is that seven of every 10 new infections of HIV among adolescents are girls, which shows how vulnerable girls are to acquiring HIV.
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    End Child Marriage Now (African Union)

    The AU Commission’s Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa aims to combat negative practices that impinge on or contravene the rights and welfare of the child, in particular the girl-child.

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