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Innovative approaches to gender and food security (Insights)
Development policy and practice can both potentially improve food security while supporting women’s empowerment - but how? More details
Engaging Men in Gender Equality: Positive Strategies and Approaches: Overview and Annotated Bibliography
This report - consisting of an overview, annotated bibliography, and contacts section - describes a broad range of innovative work being carried out in different parts of the world to engage men in the promotion of gender equality. It looks at the reasons for involving men and boys in gender and development work, and considers why it might be in men's own interests to change. More details
Gender and ICTs
Dramatic changes brought about by information and communication technologies (ICTs) have created new economic and social opportunities the world over. Their use, however, continues to be governed by existing power relations, despite mainstream views that these technologies are gender neutral and therefore of benefit to all. More details
Gender and Armed Conflict
Mainstream approaches to conflict and reconstruction fail to recognise how armed conflict exacerbates gender inequality. This pack explores the impact of armed conflict on gender relations, analysing the distinct ways that both women and men are affected. More details
Emerging Issues in Gender and Development: An Overview
This paper provides a brief overview of the emerging issues in gender and development policy, practice and theory. Since the UN World Conference in Beijing (1995) many development organisations have made important progress in addressing a gender equality perspective through adopting gender mainstreaming strategies. More details
Post-Conflict Mozambique: Women's Special Situation, Population Issues and Gender Perspectives to be Integrated into Skills Training and Employment Promotion
This report is an input to the ILO Action Programme on Skills and Entrepreneurship Training for Countries Emerging from Armed Conflict. The programme has undertaken several country-level research activities of which the author's report is one example. More details
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Gender-sensitive governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?'
9 September 2014 - 19 September 2014
What if women ruled the world?
29 May 2014 18:00 to 20:00
Old Court Room, Brighton
Pathways to a gender just world
29 May 2014 - 30 May 2014 09:00 to 17:00
School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Lone Mothers, Social Security and Dignity in South Africa
22 May 2014 12:30 to 14:30
Institute of Development Studies
Making Unpaid Care Work Count in the Post-2015 Framework
11 March 2014 10:30 to 12:00
Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor, Boss Rm, NYC
Myth and Reality: New Alliances to Challenge Stereotypes and Build Gender Equality Beyond 2015
12 March 2014 12:30 to 14:00
The Guild Hall of the Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Ave (at 35th Street), New York