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Opportunities and Challenges in Engendering the African Energy Value Chain

This policy briefing draws on the findings of a discussion paper examining South Africa and Rwanda’s efforts to include women in the renewable energy (RE) sector. A comprehensive gender mainstreaming toolkit was developed based on this research, wh…

Gender in Higher Education in Puntland: From Accessibility to Creating Supportive Environment for Women in Higher Education and Research

Female educational attainments are associated with women’s capacity to make informed decisions about various aspects of life, including health, marriage, and reproduction. Similarly, there is a positive relationship between educational attainment …

Women's Political Participation in Puntland - Prospects for Progress

The study aimed at assessing and documenting women’s political participation in Puntland, focusing on the recent political processes while drawing lessons from historical trends and broader societal issues surrounding women’s political participation…

The Anatomy of Fragile States in Sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding the Inter-relationship Between Fragility and Deprivation

According to most classifications, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world with the highest presence of fragile states. In this paper we examine the relationship between fragility and poverty, suggesting that countries may become trapped in a …

Transitioning Toward Gender Justice: A Trend Analysis of 13 African cases

Gender justice sees equal power relations, privilege, dignity, and freedom for people of different genders as a necessary component for any “just” society and a prerequisite for development. Gender justice includes gender equality, meaning substan…

UEMOA InterGenre Rapport de Synthese: Atelier Méthodologique Et De Lancement / UEMOA InterGenre Summary Report: Methodology and Launching Workshop

This presentation was intended to show how the project InterGenre-UEMOA is part of Canada's international feminist aid policy. The IDRC is a state-owned corporation that primarily funds development projects for developing countries. Canada's femin…

Property Rights, Domestic Roles still Question Marks amid Strong Support for Gender Equity in eSwatini

The government of the Kingdom of eSwatini recognizes gender inequality as an impediment to sustainable national development and has backed its constitutional guarantees of equality with a number of statutes, policies, and strategies. These include…

Zambians see Progress on Education Despite Persistent Inequalities

While Zambia has achieved steady growth in primary-school enrollment and completion, critics say poorly trained teachers, inadequate learning materials, and poor school governance undermine the quality of education (Global Partnership for Education…

Efficience de production du secteur informel non-agricole et réduction de la pauvreté au Cameroun / Production efficiency of non-agricultural informal sector and poverty reduction in Cameroun

This study analyzes the production of non-agricultural informal sector in Cameroon and determines how it’s efficiency can help improve living standards in Cameroon. For this purpose, data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to measure the level of e…

Improving Gender Equality Quota Implementation in Post-Conflict South Sudan

The importance of gender equality continues to dominate governance and constitutional discourses in a range of developing and fragile societies, especially in Africa. To help foster a better understanding on how South Sudan has been grappling with …

Gender Roles, Relationships and Social Equity in Post-Harvest Management in Mozambique

This Policy Brief on Gender Roles, Relationships and Social Equity in Post-Harvest Management of Grains in Mozambique addresses the following issues: (i) A summary of the gender roles and relationships and social equity practices related to Post-ha…

Limits of gender Equality: Poor Uneducated Mozambicans Less Likely to see Improvement

Gender equality is enshrined in Mozambique’s Constitution and promoted through its participation in international conventions and treaties as well as its 2004 Family Code, which requires equality in property and family law, including sharing of asse…

What Drives Violence in South Africa?

This research brief outlines the literature on drivers of violence in South Africa and then puts it in context by summarising views on violence among community members who work with CSVR in four local communities. The brief shows that violence preve…

Rape: A Rising Crisis and Reality for the Women in Somalia

Somali women are the economic backbone in Somali society and in recent years have assumed more prevailing position as breadwinners of many families. They are the bond that holds families together. They are, however, marginalized and underrepresented…

For Senegalese Women, Advancement is Real but Uneven

The political, economic, and social inequality of women in Africa has fueled significant international discourse since the 1950s, when the United Nations (UN) began interrogating the effects of harmful traditional practices on women across the conti…

South African Migration Policy: A Gendered Analysis

The 2017 White Paper on International Migration to South Africa proposes a policy framework to guide a comprehensive review of South Africa’s international migration policy, including asylum and refugee legislation. However, the white paper makes no…

Gender Equality in Combatting Climate Change: The African Context

Gender equality is recognised as a fundamental human right, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). In all spheres of life, it is a powerful driver for growth and social justice, and a requirement for achieving sustainable d…

A Gender Lens on Informal Settlement Upgrading: Strengthening Women's Participation

In the context of persisting gender inequality, women’s participation in informal settlement upgrading in South Africa needs special attention. Disparities in access to resources are coupled with gender relations that are biased towards male power…

Batswana Report Improving Gender Equality and Approve of Government Efforts

The political, economic, and social inequality of women in Africa has been part of international discourse since the 1950s, when the United Nations began interrogating the effects of harmful traditional norms and practices on women across the contin…

An African Approach for Gauging the Gender Responsiveness of National Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

This article presents the findings from a diagnostic study used to determine the gender responsiveness of national monitoring and evaluation systems in Benin, South Africa and Uganda. The conclusion is that while the three countries have implemented…

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