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!

Theme Gender Equity

Maputo Protocol: Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

The Maputo Protocol was originally adopted by the “Assembly of the African Union” in Maputo, Mozambique on July 11, 2003. The official document is titled “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.”

Year of publication: 2003

Source: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

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Women’s rights and their money: a timeline from Cleopatra to Lilly Ledbetter

When did women get the right to inherit property and open bank accounts? How long did it take until women won the legal right to be served in UK pubs? Our timeline traces women’s financial rights from ancient societies to the present day.

Many modern women in the US and Europe never question their right to open a bank account, own property, or even buy wine or beer in a pub. These rights, however, were hard won: for much of history, and even up to 40 years ago, middle-class women were not allowed to handle money; even having a job was seen as a sign of financial desperation. In the latest addition to our Money and Feminism series, we trace the modern history of women and money.

Source: The Guardian

Date Published: 11/08/2014

 

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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 & Development volume 22, issue 2, July 2014: Gender, monitoring, Evaluation and learning

In this issues of G&D, we examine the topic of Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and learning (MEL) from a gender equality and women’s perspective, and hope to prove that a good MEL system is an activist’s best friend! This unique collection of articles captures the knowledge of a range of development practitioners and women’s rights activists, who write about a variety of organizational approaches to MEL.

Source: Gender and Development

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