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.
This new evidence report introduces the database of collective actors created as part of IDS' research in Egypt. It outlines the background and rationale behind the database, includes data on each collective actor included, and then has an analysis of key findings.
This report details a scoping workshop on gender-based violence and collective action in Egypt held by IDS and the Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance in November 2011.
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 report from the online discussion on urbanisation and women's and girls' health, which took place 29th - 31st January 2013, is now available to download from the Interactions website.
On Monday 7 October, ActionAid International, the Institute of Development Studies and Oxfam will host a meeting and panel discussion to reflect on the UN special report on unpaid care work and women’s human rights. The report by UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, argues that heavy and unequal care responsibilities are major barriers to gender equality and to women's equal enjoyment of human rights, and in many cases condemn women to poverty.
This newly published thematic review examines public policies and programmes in social protection and early childhood development, considering the extent to which they address unpaid care concerns.
Details of a workshop held in Nigeria by ActionAid International and IDS earlier this year