Empowerment of Women and Girls

30.03.15Commission on the Status of Women steps up work to engage men and boys

Gender justice is not just a fight for women, by women: a clear message from the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) which took place 9-20 March 2015 in New York.

It is not enough to have a targets and commitments on SGBV if this is not connected to political processes of change, but collective action can help bridge this gap for a transformative agenda and address the underlying causes of violent inequality across scale, from the global to the local.

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.

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!

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.

Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed and Hellen Malinga Apila report on the progress of the programme in Uganda over the first two and a half years of the four-year programme. For a programme aimed at influencing national policy, The report provides an update on the political economy context and the successes, challenges and key lessons learnt by Action Aid Uganda in making unpaid care work more visible in the country.

31.03.15Video: Making care visible in Uganda

This short video explains how women struggle on a daily basis to make ends meet, amidst their care roles. ActionAid Uganda are calling on the government to provide subsidized day care facilities to enable women pursue their sources of livelihoods with a peace of mind. 

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.