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Our team has just launched (to our knowledge) the first ever survey of the gender policies and practices of 21 multilateral and bilateral DFIs in order to gain a better understanding of DFI gender strategies.
Everyday decisions during pregnancy and the early years of parenting often spark contentious debates and tremendous anxiety about the best behaviors to support the health and wellbeing of babies and children.
In Africa, where widowhood and divorce are common and the rights of women are mostly conditional on marriage, changes in marital status are likely to influence the success of policies aimed at empowering women.