PRB’s gender work spans the United States and the globe, from young women’s well-being across generations in the United States to violence against women around the world. We moderate the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) website and listserv, co-chair the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force, and edit and produce print and multimedia materials that guide gender communities of practice globally. As a GBV Task Force co-chair, PRB organizes events that apprise development experts of new research and best practices on a wide range of GBV issues, including child marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting, and sex selection at birth.
Researchers Share Results With Policymakers
The Research Council of Norway, a funding partner in the Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) for which PRB is the Secretariat, recently hosted a knowledge-sharing event at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) in Oslo, Norway.
Mutilations Génitales Féminines/Excision: Données Et Tendances
Les mutilations génitales féminines et l’excision (MGF/E) sont des pratiques néfastes qui se produisent dans le monde entier. Ce document présente des informations actualisées sur la prévalence et le contexte des MGF/E à l’intérieur des 29 pays pour lesquels des données représentatives et comparable…
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Data and Trends Update 2017, produced with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, provides the latest data on the practice in 29 developing countries with representative and comparable data—although FGM/C occurs worldwide.
Investing in Women and Girls for a Gender Dividend
The gender dividend suggests that economies could be more productive and equitable by closing gender gaps in the labor market. A key factor in these labor market gender gaps is the fact that women tend to perform the bulk of unpaid dependent care and household work.
Ending Child Marriage in Egypt
In Egypt, one in six girls marry before their 18th birthday. Child marriage is a violation of human rights and can cause a lifetime of consequences for girls and their families. To address the problem, government agencies and civil society must do more to change this practice.