Empowerment of Women and Girls

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.

19.05.15 GBV prevention in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone

MenEngage Africa & Sonke Gender Justice have published a report which draws on project activities for gender-based violence prevention in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. It looks at gender relations is the role of interventions which aim to engage individual men and communities.

In two video interviews Rukia Cornelius of Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa and Philip Erick Otieno of Men for Gender Equality Now, Kenya talk about the challenges and opportunities when engaging men and boys in ending sexual and gender-based violence, as well as how experiences in their own lives have inspired them.

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!

19.05.15Video: Daycare in Nairobi slums

This short video gives an overview of a project that APHRC and McGill University are undertaking to help create better economic opportunities for women in Nairobi slums through improved, local childcare options. 

01.05.15Blog: Gender sense is common sense…but we need to work together

Gender rights should be at the heart of discussions about equal rights: a message not being translated into progressive economic and social policies, argues Jenny Edwards.

Researchers on balancing unpaid care and paid work will meet at the Institute of Developments studies from 28 June to 1 May 2015. The inception workshop will discuss research questions, methods and how each country team will take their work forward. The project is part of the GrOW programme.

Country Profiles

Building policy-relevant knowledge

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