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ADB - Gender and Development 
The Asian Development Bank's gender and development activities range from preparing country briefing papers on women, supporting governments to improve the economic and social status of women through loan projects, to working with other development partners such as NGOs.

CARE International
Care is one of the largest private international organizations committed to poverty alleviation. Their piorities include basic and girls' education, poverty reduction, education emergency relief, and HIV-AIDS.

DevLink is managed by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and currently covers the following five UNDG priority topics: human rights, poverty, gender, girls’ education and HIV/AIDS under the overarching goal of implementing the Millennium Declaration. Each section on these topics provides UNDG key documents, examples of good practice, training materials, sources of additional information and links to relevant UN and non-UN sites.

Eldis is a Gateway to Development Information funded by Danida, NORAD and SIDA. It gives access to many resources on development, including resources on education and gender.

Gender and Science Digital Library (GSDL)

The GSDL was developed by the Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute based in Newton, Mass., as part of the National Science Foundation's initiative to create online education resources. The virtual library catalogues books, articles, videos, curricula, and software as part of a larger effort to engage learners of all ages, but particularly females, in STEM education, as well as to connect students with mentors and other students who share their curiosity.

Women in Development
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to providing development assistance that improves the lives of women, men and children around the world. USAID has a special interest in the advancement of women worldwide and is working to improve women's equality and empowerment.

GenderStats: database of Gender Statistics

GenderStats is an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators designed with user-friendly, menu-driven features. It offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects.

Global Campaign for Education
The Global Campaign for Education promotes education as a basic human right, and mobilizes public pressure on governments and the international community to fulfill their promises to provide free, compulsory public basic education for all people; in particular for children, women and all disadvantaged, deprived sections of society.

id21 education

id21 education is a free development research reporting service, bringing you the latest and best UK-resourced research on developing countries. The site has a page dedicated to Gender Violence in Schools which raises awareness about gender violence in schools and disseminates information on interesting initiatives.

Beyond Access project: Gender Education and Development

This project was set up in 2003 by Oxfam GB, the Institute of Education, and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK government. It seeks to contribute to promoting gender equality and empowering women (MDG 3) - by generating and critically examining knowledge and practice regarding gender equality and education. To do this, it has brought together a wide network of practitioners, policy makers, and academics to explore critical issues that affect the achievement of gender equality in education, and the way in which these issues relate to gender inequalities in society more broadly.

The Beyond Access project has produced a range of resources to share and disseminate learning from the project, and to help practitioners and policy makers understand what they can do to promote gender equality in education.


Siyanda is an on-line database of gender and development materials. It is also an interactive space where gender practitioners can share ideas, experiences and resources. The database is hosted by BRIDGE, the gender and development research and information service located at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the United Kingdom.

Strategies for Advancing Girls' Education (SAGE)

SAGE is a substantive website providing research on educational quality and best practices for girls' education and workshops that bring together policy makers, practitioners, advocates and scholars to share knowledge and disseminate strategies for advancing girls' education.

UNESCAP Statistics on Women in Asia-Pacific

This section includes valuable information on approaches to intergrating gender statistics including guides and other resources, as well as gender indicators by country. The following information is provided by the Statistical Division of UNESCAP.

UNICEF bases its actions on the right of all children to education and in particular of girls who constitute the largest single group of unreached children. UNICEF plays a leadership role in the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), a global partnership of funding agencies on girls’ education. It includes the World Bank, Norway, CIDA, UNESCO, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and the Netherlands.

The Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion & Education (KIGEPE) is an educational institute incorporated by statute for education on gender equality.

Solution Exchange for the Gender Community
Solution Exchange, an initiative of the United Nations Agencies in India, is harnessing the power of Communities of Practice to help attain national development goals and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), leveraging the knowledge, experience and energies of development practitioners towards the common objective of problem-solving.

Centre for Women's Education and Development
The mission of Ochanomizu University, which has a history of women's education stretching back 130 years, is to support the growth of women, regardless of nationality or age, and the development of their qualifications and skills. The university provides a place where women of different ages and social standing can come together and conduct research from a global perspective.