International Women's Day: What does the evidence say on women's empowerment?

On occasion of the International Women's day, 3ie takes the opportunity to point out the urgent need for more evidence on what works to promote gender equality and women's empowerment.  We recommend reading some of our latest studies and research on gender-based violence interventions.

Mapping what we know about intimate partner violence

Our evidence gap map on intimate partner violence (IPV) shows that only one out of four IPV studies discuss how gender norms affect the effectiveness of programmes. 

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Using evidence to prevent violence against women in Uganda

Our evaluation of SASA!, a community-based programme to prevent violence against women in Uganda shows that women are 52 per cent likely to experience partner violence in communities with supportive social networks. You can also read our brief, which identifies the main factors, which facilitated uptake and use of the findings.

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Related publications

What does the evidence say about women's empowerment and domestic violence

Impact evaluation
Vocational and business training to improve women’s labour market outcomes in low- and middle-income countries 

Systematic reviews
Economic self-help group programs for improving women’s empowerment: a systematic review
The effects of microcredit on women’s control over household spending: a systematic review


Sign up to read five free articles on women's empowerment on JDeff

On International Women's Day, we wanted to highlight some of the latest research on women's empowerment programmes. Today, you can read up to five free articles on our Journal of Development Effectiveness and many more. Register as a new member, login and visit their page on women's day.   
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