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Patchy signals: Capturing women’s voices in mobile phone surveys of rural India

In this article, the authors examine the challenges faced by women in rural India in accessing and utilizing mobile technology, especially mobile phone surveys. The authors discuss the socio-cultural barriers, such as male gatekeeping of technology and gender norms, that delay women’s access to mobile phones. This article also addresses the importance of privacy and […]

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Femicide and Impunity in Mexico: A context of structural and generalized violence

This CEDAW report provides insight on the femicide crisis and gender-based violence in Mexico. It documents how deficiencies in data collection, analysis, and legal enforcement allow these human rights violations to persist unchecked.   Inconsistent, non-disaggregated data from government sources make it impossible to grasp the true scale of violence against women. Major gaps exist, with […]

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Analysis of Deaths Due to Gender-Based Violence: An Autopsy-based Cross-sectional Study from Mumbai

Gender-based violence is a global crisis with femicide or death being the most brutal culmination of the act. Femicide is a harrowing reminder of the persistent and deep-rooted inequalities and prevalent social misogyny. As per UNODC and UN WOMEN report on ‘Gender-related killings of women and girls 2022’, globally one woman or girl is being […]

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COVID-19, nutrition, and gender: An evidence-informed approach to gender-responsive policies and programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate and distressing effect on women and girls who have been affected across several social, economic, health and nutrition outcomes. Additionally, COVID-19 has exposed pre-existing and underlying gender inequities, which were further worsened by COVID-19 containment measures.  In this study, authors conducted a theoretical gender analysis, a targeted review […]

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Gender Data to Policy: NCDs in Cameroon

Cameroon is a West-Central African country with a population of approximately 27 million people. The current male to female sex ratio is close to 1:1. Between 2000 and 2019, mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among women in Cameroon increased from about 27% to the current 38%. NCDs, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and neurological diseases, […]

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Magna Carta of Women – A Data-Informed Policy to Revolutionize Women’s Empowerment in the Philippines

The Philippines Magna Carta of Women, enacted in August 2009, stands as a local commitment to the provisions in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Considering the inequitable cultural norms and obstacles faced by Filipina women in social and economic advancement, the Magna Carta of Women affirms the […]

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