Reviews of Good Practice

A Roadmap for Change: Impactful Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality Initiatives

Review of promising programming at CARE toward gender justice.

Barbara Andreatta and Laura Taylor • CARE International • 2016


Women’s empowerment: what works and why? (WIDER Working Paper 2014/104) 

Discussion on initiatives that work toward women's empowerment and gender justice, in terms of women's economic empowerment, political empowerment, and the body/sexuality.

Andrea Cornwall • United Nations University-WIDER • 2014


Engendering men: a collaborative review of evidence on men and boys in social change and gender equality

Specific look at successful experiences working with men and boys toward gender justice across sectoral programming.

Jerker Edström, Alexa Hassink, Thea Shahrokh and Erin Stern • Promundo-US, Sonke Gender Justice and the Institute of Development Studies • 2015


Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cases and evidence of interventions effectively working toward gender justice in agriculture, drawing examples from across sub-Saharan Africa.

Cathy Farnworth, Melinda Fones Sundell, Akinyi Nzioki, Violet Shivutse, and Marion Davis • Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative • 2013


Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?

Review of cases and what works to promote social accountability.

Jonathan Fox • World Development Journal • 2015


What Works to Prevent Partner Violence? An Evidence Overview

Review of evidence on preventing partner violence.

Lori L. Heisi • Department for International Development, United Kingdom • 2011


Solutions to End Child Marriage: What the evidence shows

Review of what works (meta-analysis) to end child marriage.

Anju Malhotra, Ann Warner, Allison McGonagle, Susan Lee-Rife • International Center for Research on Women • 2011


Child, Early and Forced Marriage: CARE's Global Experience

Programmatic review of initiatives working to end child, early and forced marriage and promoting adolescent girls' rights
Also available in FrenchSpanish and Arabic

CARE • 2018


Addressing the Intergenerational Transmission of Gender-Based Violence: Focus on Educational Settings Report

Synthesis of promising practices toward ending inter-generational transmission of gender-based violence within educational settings.

Stephanie Perlson and Margaret E. Greene • CARE • 2014


Transformative and Feminist Leadership for Women's Rights

Review of experiences working toward women's political empowerment, leadership and organizing.

Shawna Wakefield • Oxfam America • 2017


Women of Struggle, Women in Struggle

Summaries of women-led mass movements on the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America to protest right-wing conservative policies, femicide, GBV, and forms of state-sanctioned violence.

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research • 2019

Project Websites

Tostan Project
Tostan Project (Tostan)
Tipping Point Project
Tipping Point Project (CARE)
Pathways Project
Pathways Project (CARE)
Young Men Initiative - CARE Balkans
Young Men Initiative (CARE)

Gender Analysis Resources

CARE Gender Toolkit
Gender Analysis Toolkit
Gender Marker Learning Paper
Gender Marker Learning Paper
CARE's Rapid Gender Analysis Toolkit
Rapid Gender Analysis Toolkit

Gender, Power and Justice Primer

The Gender, Power and Justice Primer serves as a collection of basic information on the state of gender justice globally.

Gender, Power, and Justice Primer
PDF (English)
Gender, Power, and Justice Primer
PDF (French)