Siyanda Update: Siyanda Users’ Suggestions from 2009 - Issue No. 78, July 2009

Siyanda Update: Siyanda Users’ Suggestions from 2009 - Issue No. 78, July 2009

Publisher: BRIDGE
Publication Date: Jul 2009


In This Issue:

I. Quick Guide: Siyanda Users’ Suggestions from 2009
II. Experts' and Consultants' Database: a selection of published work from Siyanda Experts who have created Siyanda Expert profiles in 2009
III. Contribute section: share news, resources, opportunities and perspectives

I. Quick Guide: Siyanda Users’ Suggestions from 2009
What materials have you recently suggested we should summarise? The following selection is drawn from resources recommended by Siyanda users so far in 2009.

- Website: Network for Glocal Activism (NGA) (Chinese, English and Spanish), June 2009
This website describes the purpose and initiatives of the Network for Glocal Activism (NGA) that brings together activists from different types of movements who work within a feminist ideological framework.

- Violence Against Women and Girls: a Compendium of Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators, USAID East Africa, January 2009
This compendium of indicators presents specific qualitative and quantitative indicators that can be used to monitor and evaluate the impact of programmes aimed at addressing violence against women and girls.

- Workshop: Gender, Feminisms and Social Movements in Africa - Differences and Synergies between the Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone Approaches (in French), Genre en Action, November 2008
This workshop aimed to create a space for African feminists from different linguistic regions to discuss how they link to broader social movements, and analyse differences and similarities in their strategies and approaches.

- Gender and the MDGs: A Gender Lens is Vital for Pro-poor Results, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), September 2008
This briefing paper discusses how an understanding of gender relations is critical for the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty and sustainable development, on service access, on care and care-giving, and on voice and agency.

- Promoting Awareness-raising and Capacity-building on Gender and Masculinities with Children, Adolescents and the Youth (in Spanish), Red de Masculinidad por la Igualdad de Género (REDMAS), September 2008
The objective of this manual is to document lessons learnt on experiences, methodologies and planning that can contribute to strengthening work on gender and masculinities both with all-male and mixed groups, and focusing on children, adolescents and youth.

- Gender Sensitive Disaster Management: A Toolkit for Practitioners, Earthworm Books for Oxfam America and NANBAN Trust, July 2008
This Toolkit focuses on the 'how-to' of incorporating a gender perspective in the planning and practice of disaster management.

- Education under Occupation: Listening to Girls’ Stories, Palestinian Women’s Research and Documentation Center (PWRDC), May 2008
What are Palestinian children's reflections on the impact of the Israeli Occupation on their lives and education? What are the differences between boys' and girls' experiences and needs?

You can find other resources suggested to us recently in Siyanda at:

The next Siyanda Update, in July 2009, will focus on recent User Submissions suggested to BRIDGE. Users are invited to suggest their resources for possible inclusion in this selection:

Please also visit the archive section to view past Quick Guide selections:

II. Resources from the Experts' and Consultants' Database: A selection of published work from Siyanda Experts who have created Siyanda Expert profiles in 2009.
The Siyanda Gender Experts' and Consultants' Database, with over 1,400 profiles, can be used as a networking tool for connecting practitioners, researchers, activists, students and experts with like-minded colleagues, persons working on similar themes, or in the same geographical location.

The database is also an excellent resource for those seeking experts for gender-focussed consultancies.

Each profile contains the Expert’s contact details and areas of expertise, and highlights their publications. The following resources have been selected from experts who have created Siyanda Expert profiles in 2009.

- Man Made: Men; Masculinities and Equality in Public Policy, Ruxton, S., 2009.
- The Ghana Women's Movement and Democratic Changes: Issues and Analysis, Dawuni, J., 2009.
- A Synthesis of Bangladesh Water Policies, Nahar, B S., December 2008.
- Droits Des Femmes; Instruments Juridiques Internationaux et Plaidoyer, Ryckmans, H., 2008.
- Addressing Human Rights Concerns raised by Mandatory HIV Testing for Pregnant Women through the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women, Durojaye, E., 2008.
- Diagnóstico de Género en la Educación Profesional en Mozambique, Rodriguez, E., 2008.
- Country Assessments and Comparative Analysis of National Women’s Machineries in 10 countries in the Mediterranean Region, Appel, M., 2007.

For further details on these publications, copy and paste or type the author's last name into either the Name or Search Words field on the Experts' and Consultants' search page:

- Enter your details in the database:

- Or edit your existing profile: (using your user name and password)

- Search the database:

III. Contribute section
Share your news, resources, opportunities and perspectives in the following ways:

Post your announcements, information requests, training and funding opportunities:

Submit your publications for inclusion in our database, or suggest other resources:

Post your short pieces of work in the Users' Corner:

(All summaries in the update are written or adapted by BRIDGE Team members. This update was edited by Adrian Bannister)

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