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Repository of resources and tools for capacity and development on gender mainstreaming within the United Nations system

February 2015

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This UN system repository of resources and tools for capacity development on gender mainstreaming aims to enhance the capacities of UN staff in relation to gender-responsive planning, implementation, monitoring and improved accountability. 

There are three sections:

A. UN offices, funds, programmes and specialized agencies

B. Regional Commissions

C. UN secretariat departments and offices

Gender and care : supporting resources collection

February 2009

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This collection show-cases existing work on gender and care, including a mix of research papers, policy briefings, advocacy documents, case study material and practical tools from diverse disciplines and geographical regions - all focusing on different aspects of care. Summaries and links to key resources are provided, as well as information on international frameworks and conventions relating to care

Gender, family and community : young children


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This Key list highlights essential information resources on gender and early childhood development. There are few resources that focus exclusively on gender and early childhood development. For the most part, gender is included as part of a wider programme such as education for all and the importance of access to education for young girls, and other marginalised groups. However, a large proportion of the resources focus on the role of family and community and their interaction with the young child. For example, some programmes outline the need to highlight the role of the grandmother as promoter of health and nutrition in the young child. A more specific gender-orientated case study outlines the Indonesian experience of gender perspectives in early childhood care and development. This empirical research study shows that although the socialisation of girls is different to that of boys in childrearing practices and family relationships in Indonesia, there is no difference in terms of infant mortality or nutrition between girls and boys

Disability, inclusion and development : key information resources

December 2005

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This directory of information resources pulls together over 300 of the most practical and useful books, reports, videos, CD-ROMs and websites on disability. It is aimed at organisations working with disabled people in developing countries. Organised thematically, It covers a wide range of issues including human rights, gender, poverty and mainstreaming, as well as planning and management of disability programmes and service delivery relating to children, community-based rehabilitation, mental health and HIV and AIDS. The directory provides a quick reference listing of information resources with clear abstracts and details of distributors and websites, while the CD-ROM contains many published and un-published full-text documents, as well as links to websites for those who can access the Internet. The index of publishers and distributors will be especially useful to resource centres and information services which collect and manage information on disability and development

Gender and disability


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This Key list highlights essential information resources on gender and disability. Disabled women have been described as being doubly marginalised on account of their disability and their gender. They may lack social, political, health and economic opportunities, and they may be more vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion. Disabled women may also be at greater risk of sexual and physical abuse. Disabled girls are often discriminated against, for example in education and family life. Initiatives aimed at disabled people should have a cross-cutting gender component to ensure disabled women’s and girls’ inclusion and empowerment. This Key list includes introductory resources on gender and disability, as well as experiences and country studies which describe the situation of disabled women and gender-related initiatives. Practical resources for those working with disabled women and key policy documents are included

Information and communication technologies in Africa

ADEYA, Catherine Nyaki

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[From foreward:] This literature review and annotated bibliography explore the evidence for the potential of ICTs (information and communication technologies) to assist in Africa's development, and the extent to which ICTs are changing the 'shape' of Africa. The review begins by introducing ICTs and the information economy in the African context. The literature selected for the bibliography is then reviewed thematically under a number of headings: Overview of ICTs in Africa; Information infrastructure; Information economy; Information management; Socio-cultural and political issues; Education and training; and Gender. The review reveals that, despite many constraints, the use of ICTs is growing in Africa and there have been successful developments in infrastructure, information management, networking and gender-related issues. However, the literature has also revealed considerable variation between different African countries in their adoption and use of these technologies. The literature reviewed relates primarily to anglophone Africa and generally excludes telecommunications issues, as these are already well documented in other publications. In essence it is hoped that this publication will act as a window of opportunity for more nationally and locally focused empirical research and will make a contribution to understanding the research opportunities and challenges that still face most African countries


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