Shifts in fatherhood beliefs and parenting practices following a gender-transformative programme in Eastern Cape, South Africa

‘One Man Can’ (OMC) is a rights-based gender equality and health programme implemented by Sonke Gender Justice in South Africa. It has been featured as an example of best practice by the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and the UN Population Fund, and translated into nearly a dozen languages and implemented all across Africa. South Africa has strong gender and HIV-related …

IDS: ‘Winning Women’s Rights in Morocco’ by Alexandra Pittman, Ruth Mayne

“This Research Summary explores how the Moroccan women’s movement, which had been active since the late 1950’s, successfully strengthened women’s rights by demanding the reform of the Moudawana, or Personal Status Code, a legal code governing the roles of men and women within the family…” Download this Institute of Development Studies Research Summary to find out more. Share this Post

NBER: ‘The Power of TV – Cable Television and Women’s Status in India’ by Robert Jensen, Emily Oster

Over a three year period, the authors gathered individual-level panel data on the effects of cable television on gender attitudes in rural India. The authors find that the introduction of cable television was associated with “significant increases in reported autonomy, decreases in the reported acceptability of beating and decreases in reported son preference…increases in female school enrollment and decreases in …

The Positive Deviance Initiative: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

“In this inspiring and paradigm-shifting book, Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin, and Monique Sternin turn conventional ideas about problem-solving upside down and reveal a counter-intuitive new approach. Their Advice? Harness the power of “positive deviants” – the few individuals in a group who find unique ways to look at, and overcome, seemingly insoluble problems…” To explore some case studies based on …

Video: How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school

“When the Taliban closed all the girls’ schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching — and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country.” Share this Post

Video: Unlock the intelligence, passion and greatness of girls

In this TED Talk, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell — of her own life’s transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. She asks the questions: ‘can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?’ Share this Post