Drawing on findings from research on unpaid care, women’s empowerment, men and masculinities, and gender and social movements, this NGO/CSW parallel event will explore the steps we need to take to create strong and sustainable alliances to influence global policy processes, to challenge the myths and expose the reality. Roundtable discussion features Jerker Edström, Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed and Mariz Tadros (IDS)
Preliminary outputs from a Nairobi workshop which mapped out some of the key collective actors and aimed to improve understanding and knowledge of shifting roles of men in movements which address sexual and gender based violence.
The international campaign is running until Human Rights Day on 10 December. The theme for 2013 is: ‘Let’s challenge militarism and end violence against women.’ Various teams at IDS have come together to promote key initiatives and actors working in this disturbing yet essential development area.
The thematic review conducted as part of the Urbanisation and the health of women and girls in low-income settings is now available online! The review examines the literature focusing on a range of health challenges faced by women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in expanding cities in Kenya and South Africa.
The first case study conducted as part of the Urbanisation and the health of women and girls in low-income settings research programme is now available online! It looks at a community-level intervention for NCDs in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa.
This annotated bibliography looks at the literature which examines the global debates around urbanisation and health generally, and more specifically at the issues of urban living and its impact on the health of women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in Kenya and South Africa.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights will share key findings from her latest report on unpaid care work, poverty and human rights with civil society organisations and UN agencies. Panelists include Deepta Chopra (IDS) and Rachel Moussié (ActionAid International) reflecting on how the report findings can inform both the post-2015 framework and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) review theme on education and decent work.
A three-day workshop has been organised to bring together country partners in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda to share key lessons learnt on making unpaid care work visible. The workshop will be held at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton from Wednesday 12 February until Friday 14 February 2014.
Is ‘unpaid care work’ addressed in existing national laws, government policies and research in Bangladesh?