Gender Equality

Women suffer economic, social, and political discrimination. Much has been done over the last three decades to try and reverse such discrimination, and aid has played its part. Yet in many societies there is often a higher incidence of poverty among women than men, while women are also more likely to live in extreme poverty.

© UN Photo/Martine Perret

Official development assistance to women’s equality organizations and institutions is effective in increasing women’s political empowerment.

UNU-WIDER / Nov 2013
© UN Photo/Martine Perret

Countries with high fertility rates and large populations tend to receive more family planning aid.

UNU-WIDER / Dec 2013

A report of the main findings and discussions of the December research results meeting on the Gender Equality theme.

UNU-WIDER / December 2013

The research programme ReCom – Research and communication on foreign aid – is ending this year. There is a large and unique collection of research...

December 2013

ReCom results meeting - Aid for Gender Equality storified.

UNU-WIDER / Jan 2014

Recently the UNU-WIDER communications specialist Carl-Gustav Lindén had the opportunity to ask from Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury what does it takes to...

December 2013