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An employee at the State Full-Time School Professor Jacimar da Silva Gama, located in the south of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, is seen taking the temperature of students arriving for class on September 14, 2020.

Preventing a “Return to Normal”: Addressing Violence against Women during COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, I have been collaborating with Amber Peterman and other researchers to improve understanding of how pandemics and other crises increase the likelihood of violence against women, track a growing evidence base focused on rates of VAW in the COVID context, and propose solutions for how donor institutions and policymakers should respond to this shadow pandemic and prevent a return to a pre-COVID-19 “normal.

The authors children: a big sister leads her younger brother through a yard

Doing Well in Life? Thank Your Big Sister

Older siblings—particularly sisters—play a much larger role in caring for young children in many low- and middle-income country (LMIC) contexts, particularly in rural areas and among households engaged in subsistence agriculture and other forms of domestic production. In spite of this, the role that older sisters play in childrearing is often ignored in research and policy discussions of early childhood.

A close-up of a Cameroonian woman UN peacekeeper waiting in formation

Gender and the CDI: How Committed Are Countries to Gender Equality in Their International Policies “Beyond Aid”?

Earlier this year, we launched the Commitment to Development Index (CDI), after commissioning a holistic two-year review to reassess which policies from the world’s major economies matter most for global development. One major area of feedback in the review discussions was that we should assess policies that support gender equality in development.

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