Social protection systems are highlighted in the UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as an important tool to reduce poverty. Different forms of social safety net programs (SSNs), like cash transfers, in-kind food aid or public work programs are rapidly becoming cornerstones in many national poverty reduction strategies and international development programs. In-depth gender-relational analysis…continue reading
This research brief presents nationally representative survey data and focus group discussions in the United States on male allyship for gender equality. Results from the study provide guidance for workplaces seeking to create cultures of respect, equality, and inclusivity and for men seeking to better understand what women want and need from them as allies…continue reading
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…continue reading
This manual, developed with WorldFish, is intended for community facilitators who are well-trained in gender equality issues and who coordinate savings and internal lending communities in the Barotse Floodplain of western Zambia. It contains 12 activity-based sessions designed for use with partnered and un-partnered men and women around gender and power dynamics, caregiving and shared household decision-making,…continue reading
This brief summarizes the findings of a scoping study conducted in February 2015 to understand the strengths and areas of growth of the gender development and coordinating subcommittees at the district and provincial levels in western Zambia, and of the gender networks at the national level. While the findings presented in this brief are specific…continue reading
This manual, developed with WorldFish, contains 13 activity-based group sessions to engage men and boys in aquatic agricultural systems in gender-transformative dialogue. The sessions focus on understanding the ways in which power and gender inequalities perpetuate poverty and harm well-being; taking action to create more inclusive environments for women in aquatic agricultural development; promoting shared…continue reading
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.
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.
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…continue reading
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…continue reading