Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The futures past of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

This special issue of International Affairs, launched on International Women’s Day 2016, explores the potential and limits of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, a global policy architecture supporting gender … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment

A new IDS Bulletin entitled Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment makes a timely contribution to our understanding of how ideas around empowerment have evolved and how we can move forward … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Women at Work Trends 2016

The Women at Work report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change. Throughout … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Islamic Feminism – A contradiction in terms?

In recent times, Islamic feminism has emerged as a challenge to patriarchy in Muslim societies. Given the varieties of Islam and feminisms that exist, a fixed meaning cannot be attached … Continue reading

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Balancing the Burden? Women’s Time Poverty and Infrastructure in Asia

Around the world, women do more work than men because of gender divisions of labor that cause most of the burden of housework and care work to fall on women … Continue reading

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Nourishing livelihoods: the food vendors sustaining Nairobi’s slums

Food vendors play a key role in nourishing their fellow residents in informal settlements, offering ready access to fruit, vegetables, snacks, and cooked foods. But unlike food vendors in markets … Continue reading

Friday, 15 January 2016 · Leave a comment

The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Oxfam’s response to World Bank’s consultation on gender

Oxfam welcomes this comprehensive concept note, particularly its clarity that women’s empowerment is central to poverty reduction and shared prosperity; that women’s economic empowerment requires parallel progress in women’s political, … Continue reading

Friday, 21 August 2015 · Leave a comment

Women’s voice and leadership: assessing the evidence

This ODI report looks at whether women’s capabilities and actions in different spheres lead them to have more presence and influence within private and public decision-making. Based on a review … Continue reading

Thursday, 7 May 2015 · Leave a comment