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As highlighted by the State of the World's Fathers report, involved fatherhood is one way to address violence against women and children. But, as Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed argues, it also requires attention to interrelated areas such as prevention, treatment and legal frameworks.

17.06.15Towards safety and equality for women and girls

This comparative study of gender-based violence (GBV) in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone was led by Sonke Gender Justice. Themes include the need for a more holistic understanding of GBV, poverty and patriarchal beliefs and attitudes about male and female sexualities and their expectant gender roles.

20.05.15Mentoring police officers on SGBV

Refugee Law Project's new report, 'Mentoring Police Officers to End SGBV Tolerance and Complicity' explores its training work with the Uganda Police Force on how best to respond to sexual and gender-based violence.

A case study report by Pauline Oosterhoff and Emily Kageha Igonya looks at constitutional reform in Kenya and examines the difficulties that poor women and girls living in Nairobi's slum areas face in getting access to HIV services, as well as the attention of policy makers. 

What are the health opportunities and challenges for women living in urban, low income settings? Interactions is following what's being said at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women in New York from 9-20 March 2015.

Will mobile phones provide solutions to health system challenges and address the needs of poor women around the world? Marion Stevens and Linda Waldman reflect on new advances in the use of ICT for diagnosis.

The Institute of Development Studies has published a story of influence about its work to make women's unpaid care work more visible in development policy and practice, working with partners in Asia and in international civil society and policy spaces. 

Researchers from Interactions will be speaking at the Gender Equality in Challenging Times conference at the Berlin School of Economics and Law from 16-18 July 2015. They will be part of a panel titled Social Reproduction, Care and Women’s Economic Empowerment: New Framing and Research to support Claimsmaking.'

On 6 July Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, Sohela Nazneen, Valentina Utari and Deepta Chopra will be speaking at the Gender Relations and Increasing Inequality conference in the UK. Building on their research, they will cover ‘Making care visible: Advocating for public policy change of unpaid care work in Bangladesh and Indonesia’.