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Pathways to Women's Empowerment - work and employment

In recent years women have entered the paid workforce in greater numbers. The development sector is keen to support women into work because employment contributes to development goals and targets, by alleviating poverty, and also because employment has the potential to empower women. The global economic crisis has made their economic situation more precarious, but also created opportunities for greater state intervention in securing and supporting decent, more equitable employment opportunities.

Pathways to sexuality and women’s empowerment

The narrow way in which gender equality and women’s empowerment has been dealt with in development policy and practice has often excluded sexuality. A ‘sexuality lens’ can provide new ways of looking at development problems. If for example, you look at women’s empowerment through a sexuality lens, you see a more complete and realistic picture of a woman: not a victim, nor an end-product ‘empowered’ woman, but a woman with a complex and changing life.

Health at the World Economic Forum

World leaders and big business met up in Davos from January 22nd - 25th for the World Economic Forum 2014. The theme was "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business", and global health featured high on the list of priority areas - Goldie Hawn even led a meditation session.

Below is our Storify of the "best bits" of the health highlights from the World Economic Forum:

The 4 Cs of pay-per-click marketing - lessons from an Eldis experiment

Like most other online knowledge platforms Eldis relies heavily on Google as a source of traffic to our website (61% last year). And to do this we rely on getting our links into the listings on search engine results pages that appear because of their relevance to users search terms (referred to as natural or organic search).

Looking back at World Water Week

Our climate change editorial team were following developments during World Water Week 2013 with a particular focus on water, climate change & development issues.

They put together a Storify collection of social media commentary and selected background reading from Eldis and other sources...

 

Transforming information into climate action

Eldis Climate Change Editor Fatema Rajabali recently participated in an IDS/REEEP side event at the Warsaw climate conference (COP 19) titled Transforming information into knowledge and climate action. Fatema and the rest of the panel discussed how knowledge brokers like Eldis are working to address information challenges facing climate and development professionals - with a focus on four key challenges:

South-South Cooperation in aid, trade and FDI?

Over the last decade both trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging economies to Africa has increased substantially.  These new economic relationships present many opportunities for African countries, but can also be seen to challenge existing relationships with traditional OECD partners.

World Health Summit 2013: an Eldis Storify

Eldis has been following the World Health Summit 2013 which took place in Berlin, Germany from October 20th - 22nd. We created the following Storify, focusing specifically on the Global Health track of the Summit, bringing together different interesting and relevant information and news on Global Health from the Summit and beyond.

 

APCOM - Male sexual health

November 19th, 2013 is International Men's Day, with a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. To commemorate this day, we thought this collection of documents below, selected by APCOM, focusing on male sexual health is particularly pertinent.

Following the Warsaw climate conference #cop19

Eldis tracked discussions around COP19, with a focus on looking beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Using the storytelling platform Storify, we have highlighted some of the best research, resources and thinking on development and climate change relevant to the conference agenda and discussions. The Storify was updated daily throughout the event, including live coverage by our own Fatema Rajabali who was present at the event in Poland.

Announcing the new Eldis Nutrition Resource Guide

We're very pleased to announce the launch of a new Eldis Resource Guide focused on Nutrition.

The new Guide offers easily navigable access to an extensive collection of the best research evidence, policy documents, toolkits and other free-to-access resources relating to nutrition and makes the best of Eldis’ ability to link knowledge across development sectors such as health, agriculture, education and governance: a critical challenge for nutrition.

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