This article explores what behaviour change, with its associated methods, approaches and policy prescriptions, can offer gender and politics. After outlining the key elements of behaviour change, it considers the potential of its associated methods, primarily field experiments.
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ALIGN’s annotated bibliography on social and gender norms and safe abortion, developed by Claudia Lo Forte, presents recent open access studies that explore the impact of gendered social norms on access to safe abortion.
This three-part ODI podcast series explores how harmful gendered norms effect the lives of girls in developing countries. Through interviews with girls, their families and communities, and gender and development researchers, the episodes discuss topics around gender norms theory and history, the complexities of changing norms, and positive interventions to empower girls' and transform their fut
The OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a unique cross-country measure of gender-based discrimination in social institutions.
This annotated bibliography highlights selected texts on drivers of change in gender norms. It summarises some texts that outline recent thinking on social norms, concentrating on large-scale drivers of gender norm change, such as economic change, education, communications, legal change, social and political mobilisation and conflict, rather than on project-based experience.
Cet article explore la superposition des termes féminisme et genre dans le cadre des politiques publiques globales et nationales (France, Mexique, Chine), leurs contradictions internes entre égalitarisme et dispositifs propres aux femmes, les résistances à l’intégration du genre, et enfin l’inefficacité des normes de genre sur les champs de travail.
This World Development Report background paper explores the theory, evidence and data on development and gender equity and studies how to best address gender inequalities while identifying key knowledge gaps.
This article discusses the impact of global women's rights norms on local uptake of rights language to challenge harmful norms, from an international relations perspective.