Being a diverse and forward-thinking movement also means consistently seeking to understand and experiment with new ideas. The GBV Prevention Network, therefore, offers access to a wealth of compelling resources from both members and non-members. Here, you can keep up-to-date with thousands of the latest ideas and efforts being made to prevent VAW around the region. You can also share your own vision and practices, so others can learn from your experiences. We hope these materials will continue to expand our Network’s culture of learning!

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Source: Stanford social innovation review

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 women and girls. Across a wide spectrum of society there is growing recognition of the central role that women play in the world economy. Books such as President Jimmy Carter’s Call to Action and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In advocate increased women’s empowerment. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a strong case for the economic inclusion of women as a vital source of economic growth when she spoke at the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy.1 And studies by corporations such as Goldman Sachs highlight the potential increases in GDP if women had equal access to employment and credit.

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Gender and generosity: does women’s representation affect development cooperation?

Does women’s representation influence foreign (aid) policy? And, if so, is this best explained as a function of women’s unique values or attributable to the impact of greater gender equality? Building on previous work, we investigate whether women’s greater presence in political life – evidence of greater gender equality – is associated with greater generosity, or whether women’s values and (some) women’s ability to influence policy as ministers affect aid’s generosity. We find that women’s representation in the parliament and in the cabinet is positively associated with a donor state’s generosity, but that female ministers of foreign policy-related ministries do not influence the state’s generosity. These findings suggest that gender equality is a more promising explanation for the generosity of states’ foreign aid than women’s values.

Source: Taylor Francis Online


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Women, Work, and the Economy: Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity

 This Staff Discussion Note examines the specific macro-critical features of women’s participation in the labor market, the constraints preventing women from developing their full economic potential, and possible policies to overcome these obstacles.The analysis presented in this Staff Discussion Note is based on research undertaken in academia and by other international financial institutions, in addition to the IMF’s own surveillance and research work.

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