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Considering Gender: Practical guidance for rural development initiatives in Solomon Islands

S. Lawless, K. Doyle, P. Cohen, H. Eriksson, A.M. Schwarz, H. Teioli, A. Vavekaramui, E. Wickham, R. Masu, R. Panda, C. McDougall

The majority of Solomon Islanders live in rural communities and are dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods. For many people, ways of generating income or producing food outside of small-scale fishing and agriculture are limited. Many development actors (e.g. government agencies and nongovernmental organizations) work with people in rural communities to develop and improve…
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Toolkit: Gender Equality Promotion in Cash Transfer Programs

Silvani Arruda, Vanessa Fonseca, Amana Mattos, Danielle Araújo, Mariana Azevedo, Rebecca Batista de França, Eloah Vieira, Linda Cerdeira

This toolkit aims to develop reflection activities regarding gender equality in the context of conditional cash transfer programs for professionals and community leaders involved with the beneficiaries of these programs.

Sharing the Care Booklet: Equality Between Women and Men in the Bolsa Família Program

Silvani Arruda, Vanessa Fonseca, Danielle Araújo, Mariana Azevedo, Rebecca Batista de França, Eloah Vieira, Linda Cerdeira

This booklet was written for the beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program, a conditional cash transfer program in Brazil. It addresses the relations between men and women, the division of housework and care work, inequalities, and violence.

‘I can do women’s work’: reflections on engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda

Henny Slegh, Gary Barker, Augustin Kimonyo, Prudence Ndolimana, Matt Bannerman

The benefits of women’s economic empowerment are well-known and documented in the development literature. Few studies and interventions, however, have explored how men react or can be engaged to enhance such interventions. This article presents an evaluation of a pilot project in Rwanda in collaboration with CARE Rwanda’s Village Savings and Loan (VSL) programme that…
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Engaging Men and Boys in Advancing Women’s Agency: Where We Stand and New Directions

Paul J. Fleming, Gary Barker, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton

This review explores the evidence base on the role of men and boys in advancing women’s agency. It examines the literature on gender norms and their influence on attitudes and behaviors, including men’s use of violence against women, and explores the benefits of gender equality and women’s agency for men. It presents results from the…
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Journeys of Transformation: A Training Manual for Engaging Men as Allies in Women’s Economic Empowerment

Henny Slegh, Piotr Pawlak, Gary Barker

This manual provides group education sessions for engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment. It emerges from experiences, in Rwanda and elsewhere, that women’s economic empowerment works, but that it can be made to work better and to achieve even more movement toward equality when men are deliberately engaged as allies.

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