Advancing Gender Equality: Promising Practices. Case Studies from the Milennimum Development Goals Achievement Fund

Advancing Gender Equality: Promising Practices — Case Studies from the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDGF) presents lessons and results of specific relevance to shaping the post-2015 development framework derived from 20 Joint Programmes supported by the MDGF. These studies contain lessons to enhance knowledge of both why results for gender equality and women’s empowerment are critical to advance an overall development agenda, as well as practical examples of how to make this a reality.

Areas addressed by the programmes include: overcoming violence against women, increased access to resources and skills, and participation in public and private decision-making. Programmes also present effective practices to address inequalities through partnership with some of the world’s most excluded groups of women and girls. They represent the unified efforts of many actors and demonstrate how United Nations, Government and civil society actors can work together to leverage individual strengths and achieve significant collective results. A hallmark of many of the case studies is that they demonstrate the means to challenge the underlying structures that perpetuate gender-based discrimination and inequality as a key component of programming.

The web-based case studies are supported with videos, photos, and links to additional materials derived from the programmes. English and Spanish PDFs are also available for download. 

Compilation of PDFs: English, Spanish