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Scarcity and Fear: A Gender Analysis of the Impact of the War in Gaza on Vital Services Essential to Women’s and Girls’ Health, Safety, and Dignity – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Since the start of the war in Gaza, UN Women has been documenting the experiences of women in Gaza in a series of gender alerts that look at various aspects of how the war is impacting the daily lives of…
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Participatory Vulnerability Analysis in the North of the Gaza Strip

This report draws on a workshop, focus group discussions and key informant interviews to understand the vulnerability of communities and livelihoods in the northern Gaza Strip. It explores how this activity enabled the design of resilience-oriented actions to improve the…

Gender alert: The gendered impact of the crisis in Gaza ar

Since 7 October 2023, more than 24,620 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, 70 per cent of whom were women or children. This document provides an overview of the situation in Gaza and articulates UN Women’s work as part…
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Research Article

Gender Relations and Power Dynamics in WFP Palestine Beneficiary Households Study – WFP and UN Women 2022

WFP Palestine commissioned this study to assess gender dynamics and power relations in WFP Palestine beneficiary households and propose recommendations to improve the gender transformative potential of WFP programming. Co-funded by UN Women.
Journal Article

What post-abortion care indicators don’t measure: Global abortion politics and obstetric practice in Senegal

This article draws on an ethnography of Senegal’s post-abortion care (PAC) program, conducted between 2010 and 2011, to illustrate how PAC indicators obscure the professional and technological complexities of treating abortion complications in contexts where abortion is illegal. The author…
Journal Article

Understanding Women’s Needs for Weather and Climate Information in Agrarian Settings: The Case of Ngetou Maleck, Senegal

This paper demonstrates that even at the village level, women have different climate and weather information needs, and differing abilities to act on that information. Preconceived connections between identities and vulnerability hinder the ability to address the climate-related development and…
Journal Article

Right tool, wrong “job”: Manual vacuum aspiration, post-abortion care and transnational population politics in Senegal

The “rightness” of a technology for completing a particular task is negotiated by medical professionals, patients, state institutions, manufacturing companies, and non-governmental organizations. This paper shows how certain technologies may challenge the meaning of the “job” they are designed to…

Modern marriage, men’s extramarital sex, and HIV risk in southeastern Nigeria

For women in Nigeria, as in many settings, simply being married can contribute to the risk of contracting HIV. This article considers men’s extramarital sexual behavior in the context of modern marriage in southeastern Nigeria. The results indicate that the…

Men’s experiences of pregnancy and childbirth in Sierra Leone: Reexamining definitions of “male partner involvement”.

In recent decades, global health researchers and policy makers have advocated for men’s increased involvement in pregnancy and childbirth with the goal of improving maternal health outcomes. However, such approaches often fail to account for the culturally valid and gendered…

Keeping People in Place: Political Factors of (Im)mobility and Climate Change

We delve into the socio-cultural and economic nature of (im)mobilities as they interact with political forces, specifically by exploring international bilateral agreements (Senegal) and a relocation program (Vietnam).

‘It’s raining stones’: stigma, violence and HIV vulnerability among men who have sex with men in Dakar, Senegal

In Dakar, Senegal, a study conducted by researchers from Cheikh Anta Diop University, the Senegal National Council Against AIDS, and the Horizons Program elicited quantitative and qualitative data about the needs, behaviours, knowledge, and attitudes of men who have sex…

Interembodiment, Inheritance, and Intergenerational Health

This article introduces the concept of interembodiment, animated bodily entanglements between people, to illustrate the shared sense of illness that transgresses discrete biological bodies.