Empowerment of Women and Girls

Amy Hall from the Interactions team will be in New York from 9-20 March and following conversation around sexual and gender-based violence at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women.

The Institute of Development Studies, Sonke Gender Justice and the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation have published a case study which explores the value and limitations of collective action in challenging the community, political, social and economic institutions that reinforce harmful masculinities and gender norms related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a global problem, but research in West Africa suggests that it becomes particularly acute in post-conflict countries, such as Sierra Leone, the focus of this report. It explores the role of men and boys in addressing SGBV including key themes, stakeholders and the opportunities and challenges.

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.

Our researchers, Emmy Kageha Igonya and Darisuk Kharlyngdoh, will be presenting at the ResUp Symposium and Training Exchange from February 9th - 12th, in Nairobi, Kenya. We'll be updating this page throughout the event, so watch this space for the latest updates!

09.03.15Call for endorsements: gender equality in care work

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Action Aid International and IDS have produced a statement on women's rights and gender equality in care work. Find out more, and endorse the statement here.  

From 9-20 March 2015, we are following the conversation around unpaid care from the Commission on the Status of Women in New York which this year focuses on the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

13.02.15Human Development Report to have a focus on care work

In November 2015, UNDP will publish its '2015 Human Development Report – Rethinking Work for Human Development'. The report will be based on five building blocks, one of which is: "Recognizing the worth of care work and its impact on human development." 

Country Profiles

Building policy-relevant knowledge

Interactions keep you up to date with research processes and policy-relevant findings as they happen. Each guide brings an in-depth view about the processes and outcomes of research in action.

We aim to give visitors the opportunity to interact with the research and findings to inform and influence, extending the knowledge to include

  • searchable databasets of relevant resources with summaries
  • links to full documents
  • country background information
  • case studies
  • information about research organisations and partners
  • examples of good practice
  • video clips
  • photographs
  • reports
  • policy briefings


Through Interactions, we cover:

The IssuesThe Research ProcessPolicy Findings
We explain the key issues and direct you to the most relevant information on each themeWe keep you up-to-date on our research activities and the evidence we collect from themWe share the research results as they begin to emerge and when they are finalised

As our research develops, we will update the guide with the latest information so that you can follow progress and interact with research in action.