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Measuring Soft Skills and Life Skills in International Youth Development Programs
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Action Publication Date: May 2017 Description: In recent years, as the evidence base on the importance of soft and life skills for fostering positive youth outcomes has grown, international youth development programs have increasingly focused on interventions that develop those skills (also referred to as socio- emotional skills, transferrable skills, non-cognitive skills, […]

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Action Publication Date: November 2016 Description: Despite growing interest in this topic, however, there is no clear consensus about which soft skills are likely to produce the greatest benefit to youth and to what extent these skills are similar or different across key outcome areas. This report aims to identify the core […]

Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development & Peace: YOUTH-GPS | 2016-2020

Author: UNDP Publication Date: July 2016 Description: The Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (“Youth-GPS,” 2016-2020) is UNDP’s first global programmatic offer for youth empowerment for sustainable development and peace. The project aims to systematically foster youth empowerment where UNDP has a presence by significantly boosting the implementation of UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 (itself aligned with UNDP’s […]

“To Protect Her Honour”: Child Marriage in Emergencies – The Fatal Confusion between Protecting Girls and Sexual Violence
November 18, 2016
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Author: CARE Publication Date: May 2015 Description: This report discusses increasing child marriage rates among female Syrian refugees and asserts that child marriage is a form of gender-based violence (GBV) rooted in—and contributing to—gender inequality and domestic abuse. The report discovers that while many parents marry off their underage daughters based on the belief that marriage will […]

The Complexity of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Insights from Mogadishu and South Central Somalia

Author: CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) and International Alert Publication Date: 2015 Description: This report aims to expand research on some of the main issues and concerns regarding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Somalia, to better understand the linkages between SGBV and conflict there, to try to understand why Somalia in its current period […]

Guidance for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Monitoring and Mitigation within Non-GBV Focused Sectoral Programming
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November 18, 2016
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Author: CARE Publication Date: October 2014 Description: Though GBV has primarily been a focus within the sexual, reproductive, and maternal health (SRMH), HIV/AIDs, and emergency/humanitarian fields, the increased mandate for gender-integrated programming has made GBV a more salient issue in other non-emergency, international development sectoral programming as well. This document aims to provide clear guidance on […]

Global and Regional Estimates of Violence Against Women: Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Non-Partner Sexual Violence

Author: World Health Organization Publication Date: 2013 Description: This report presents the first global systematic review and synthesis of the body of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women — violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows […]

Improving the Health Sector Response to Gender-based Violence: A Resource Manual for Health Care Professionals in Developing Countries

Author: International Planned Parenthood Federation Publication Date: 2010 Description: This manual aims to: 1) Document and disseminate the lessons learned from the IPPF/WHR regional initiative; 2) Provide managers in developing countries with tools to improve the health care response to violence against women; and 3) Identify the ongoing challenges and debates about how the health sector should […]

Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings
November 18, 2016
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Authors: Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group (GBV AoR), with project oversight provided by representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the International Medical Corps (IMC) Publication Date: July 2010 Description: This handbook is a quick-reference tool that provides practical guidance on leadership […]

Addressing the Intergenerational Transmission of Gender-Based Violence: Focus on Educational Settings
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November 18, 2016
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Author: CARE Publication Date: June 2014 Description: This report focuses on the prevention of intergenerational transmission of GBV. Research demonstrates a strong link between the violence young people are exposed to at home, both as witnesses and survivors, and negative behaviors later in life. This “cycle of violence” has grave consequences, particularly for women and girls. Gender-based […]

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