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Interventions to prevent or reduce violence against women and girls : a systematic review of reviews (English)

Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a pervasive global problem. It is a violation of basic human rights and a drag on development. Much of the research to-date on the topic-including a major recent World Health Organization study to produce global prevalence rates has focused on better understanding the scale and nature of the problem. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92713 JAN 01, 2014

Arango, Diana J.; Morton, Matthew; Gennari, Floriza; Kiplesund, Sveinung; Ellsberg, Mary

Expanding women's access to land and housing in urban areas (English)

Evidence is mounting that secure property rights have positive effects for poor people in general and women in particular. The aim of this report is to review what is known about women’s access to and control over land and real property in urban settings, identifying approaches to strengthening property rights that enhance women’s agency, and sharing key lessons. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92762 JAN 01, 2014

Rakodi, Carole

Women’s voice and agency : the role of legal institutions and women's movements (English)

Global events like the Beijing Women’s Conference of 1995 have resulted in the creation of strong international frameworks that set standards for women’s rights around the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92761 JAN 01, 2014

Silva de Alwis, Rangita de

Addressing gender inequalities in curriculum and education : review of literature and promising practices to inform education reform initiatives in Thailand (English)

In Thailand and worldwide, despite increases in educational enrollment, rigid gender norms dictating appropriate roles and behaviors contribute to the persistence of the gender inequalities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92763 JAN 01, 2014

Levtov, Ruti

Land tenure and gender : approaches and challenges for strengthening rural women's land rights (English)

Land tenure security is crucial for women's empowerment and a prerequisite for building secure and resilient communities. Tenure is affected by many and often contradictory sets of rules, laws, customs, traditions, and perceptions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92760 JAN 01, 2014

Namubiru-Mwaura, Evelyn

Engaging men and boys in advancing women's agency : where we stand and new directions (English)

Despite advances in gender equality, women and girls still face disadvantages and limits on their agency. Men and boys can be key stakeholders and allies to increase women's agency. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 82534 NOV 01, 2013

Fleming, Paul J.; Barker, Gary; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Morton, Matthew

Estimating the association between women’s earning’s and partner violence : evidence from the 2008-2009 Tanzania national panel survey (English)

The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between women's labor market outcomes and partner violence among Tanzanian women, and to estimate the difference in women's weekly earnings between women who have been abused and women who have not. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 82535 NOV 01, 2013

Seema Vyas

Intimate partner violence : economic costs and implications for growth and development (English)

Violence against women, recognized globally as a fundamental human rights violation, is widely prevalent across high-, middle-, and low-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 82532 NOV 01, 2013

Duvvury, Nata; Callan, Aoife; Carney, Patrick; Raghavendra, Srinivas

Collective action and women's agency : a background paper (English)

Following the findings and policy messages of the World Development Report (WDR) on gender equality and development 2012, the World Bank's gender and development group are seeking to deepen the evidence base on promoting women's agency as a basis for enhanced action on gender equality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92758 JAN 01, 2013

Evans, Alison; Nambiar, Divya

Women as agents of change : having voice in society and influencing policy (English)

The World Bank's World Development Report (WDR) on gender equality and development identified women's voice, agency, and participation as a key dimension of gender equality and as a major policy priority. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92759 JAN 01, 2013

Markham, Susan

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Interventions to prevent or reduce violence against women and girls : a systematic review of reviews (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92713 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Expanding women's access to land and housing in urban areas (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92762 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Women’s voice and agency : the role of legal institutions and women's movements (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92761 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Addressing gender inequalities in curriculum and education : review of literature and promising practices to inform education reform initiatives in Thailand (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92763 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Land tenure and gender : approaches and challenges for strengthening rural women's land rights (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92760 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Engaging men and boys in advancing women's agency : where we stand and new directions (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2013 82534 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating the association between women’s earning’s and partner violence : evidence from the 2008-2009 Tanzania national panel survey (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82535 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Intimate partner violence : economic costs and implications for growth and development (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82532 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Collective action and women's agency : a background paper (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 92758 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Women as agents of change : having voice in society and influencing policy (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 92759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)