Research reflections

Women’s Economic Empowerment Project, Addis Ababa - Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
We are pleased to be involved in a session at the What Works Global Summit in London from 26-28 September.Join us on Wednesday 28 September, 9-10.15 am, BO7, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square.
With the Third International Conference on Financing for Development around the corner, financing for development is high on global agendas. The result of the conference will be an inter-governmentally negotiated and agreed outcome document, with the potential for great impact on the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Written by: Jenny Birchall
Nearly 60 percent of the nearly one billion people who go hungry every day are women and girls. They are the poorest of the poor, and they are most vulnerable in the global food system. A new BRIDGE Cutting Edge Report on Gender and Food Security provides a critical lens on the shocking global gender disparities that characterise food and nutrition insecurity.
Written by: Alexandra Spieldoch, Alyson Brody
‘Caregiving is not a male thing or a female thing. It is a human thing’, said Gary Barker at the launch of the first ever State of the World’s Fathers report in New York earlier this week.
Written by: Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed
Woman sits at a market stall in Nessemtenga, Burkina Faso
Naomi Hossain reflects on the Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility project and how it has forced her to rethink her own biases.
Written by: Naomi Hossain
Gender rights should be at the heart of discussions about equal rights: a message not being translated into progressive economic and social policies, argues Jenny Edwards
Written by: Jenny Edwards
In this blog Rosalind Eyben discusses a new Action Aid UK report - Close the Gap - which focuses on women's work. She makes links between inequalities for women in the labour market and the continuing burden they experience around unpaid care work. Feminists and women’s rights advocates have long been concerned about women’s inequality in the labour market.
Written by: Rosalind Eyben
In the run up to International Women’s Day, IDS’s Jenny Edwards asks ‘where next for progress on women’s rights?
Written by: Jenny Edwards
“There is a fine line between unpaid care work, domestic work and domestic servitude. Depending on the circumstances, an individual in a legitimate employment relationship to do domestic work may in fact be in domestic servitude, and in many situations unpaid care work is domestic servitude, which is a form of modern slavery'.” 
Written by: Rachel Moussié
All eyes are on 2015 as a pivotal year for the international development community. How are things looking for women’s equality in unpaid care work?
Written by: Amy Hall