The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
Gender cuts across all the themes, with resources on issues such as maternal health, education, social norms, power, rights, and employment.
Blog: Demystifying menstruation
Catherine Dolan, Julie Hennegan and Gabby Edlin discuss the challenges faced by women and girls without access to sanitary products, or a safe place to use them. Published on Project Syndicate on 17 April 2018.
What if child marriage campaigns mask the real problems young women face?

In this talk Nicola Ansell (Professor of Human Geography at Brunel University London) questions whether child marriage campaigns take account of the contexts, or the complexity, of young women's lives. She argues that calls for a universal age limit of 18 for marriage are missing the point.

Blog: Vaginas, the UN and social science: making evidence count
James Georgalakis on provocative questions, how to frame research evidence for different audiences, and key messages on improving women's life choices drawn from ESRC-DFID research.
News: CSW62: How can we improve life choices for women?
Traditional and cultural expectations, low economic status or lack of access to healthcare and education are persistent and major barriers for women and girls. These barriers remind us that we need to change the structures and policies that continue to hold women back. With this as the backdrop, the Impact Initiative is launching its campaign #Policies4 Improving Life Choices for Women, proposing policy ideas and innovations that could empower women. The campaign will highlight the evidence and research funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme that should inform decision making and interventions.
Principal Investigator: Paul Collier.
Principal Investigator: Haia Al- Dajani. Lead Organisation: University of Plymouth
 
Co-investigator: Susan Marlow
 
Contemporary political volatility within the Middle East region has led to far reaching socio-economic upheaval and strife with a devastating impact generating mass displacement of Iraqi, Palestinian, and Syrian refugees to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey (UNCHR, 2014).
Principal Investigator: Tamsin Bradley. Lead Organisation: University of Portsmouth
 
Co-investigators: Zara Marie Martin; Bishnu Raj Upreti; Kate Conroy; Ruth Pearson
 
Myanmar and Nepal are countries in transition. Both have recently emerged from long-term civil conflicts, and their populations have been afflicted by natural disasters.
School Children in Zomba, Malawi.

Principal Investigator: Elaine Sara Unterhalter. Lead Organisation: University College London (UCL).

Co-investigators: Relebohile Moletsane (University of KwaZulu-Natal); Rosie Peppin Vaughan (UCL); Catherine Marion Jere (University of East Anglia); Dorothy Cynthia Nampota (University of Malawi)

Researcher: Helen Ruth Longlands (UCL)

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