Focus area
Gender stereotypes and advertising: take action to break down stereotypes!

Ads represent one major source of gender stereotypes as too many creatives spread misleading and offensive messages when it comes to gender equality. Check out the new report of ASA (Advertising Standards Authority), UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media, raising awareness on the responsability of the advertising industry to stand up for gender equality.

Common Ground and Common Obstacles: US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue

In the fall of 2017, JCIE gathered two dozen women leaders, representing a diversity of fields, for a US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in Tarrytown, New York, to discuss ways in which the United States and Japan can cooperate on security, economic, and gender issues.

The dialogue placed women’s expertise and experiences at the forefront of an extended conversation about US-Japan relations.

From Words to Action: Best Practices for Women's Participation in Latin American Political Parties

Although it is often said that there can be no democracy without political parties, it is equally true that there can be no parties without the democratic participation of women.

Check out the 95 best practices providing women with equal opportunities to reach leadership and representative positions in the political parties.

Projects and Programmes
Fighting gender stereotypes with gender neutral schools

At five preschools in Stockholm, the idea that ‘boys will be boys’ and ‘girls will be girls’ is being challenged in order to break down gender stereotypes: check out the positive results!

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where?

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where? is an international comparative assessment that provides relevant information for the implementation of future safety audits, and aims to fill a current void. Results are also intended to influence the development of a set of guidelines for local authorities to refer to when considering the use of the women’s safety audit tool. This report examines best practices, local adaptations, positive and negative outcomes and suggestions for future use of the women’s safety audit tool based on a review of the literature as well as surveys and interviews with organizations around the world that have used the tool.

This publication is a tool that enables a critical evaluation of the urban environment while detailing practices that work to build safer environments.


Projects and Programmes
Enhancing energy based livelihoods for women micro entrepreneurs

This gender equality case study presents the contributions of the ADB-India project in providing 24-hour power supply to rural households in Madhya Pradesh and how it has opened opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the energy sector.

Telling another story about refugees

Singa France, one of the key grassroots global movements for the inclusion of refugees, has created an online collaborative media, telling stories about the migrants, but from a very different angle: discover the great stories full of solidarity, hope and courage, that aims at changing the tone when talking about refugees and asylum seekers!


Projects and Programmes
Gender equality: redraw the balance!

Gender stereotypes are defined by 5-7 years of age: this is why it is so important that children and young people understand that they can achieve anything they want professionally when they grow up, whether they are young girls or young boys. 

Discover the concrete initiative 'Inspiring Women', that helps to broaden the aspirations and interests of children about jobs and careers.

It is time to #Redrawthebalance !

The global fund for women impact report: gender equality in Asia & the Pacific

'The Global Fund for Women took on one of the most challenging of all of the Millennium  Development Goals—MDG 3—the goal of gender equality. Specifically, the Global Fund Breakthrough Project promoted gender equality and women’s empowerment in areas that require strong women-led activism: to end violence against women, promote  women’s  participation  in  politics  and  public administration,  and  secure  property,  inheritance  rights and broader employment opportunities for women. These are three distinctly important pillars of gender equality and women’s empowerment' Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt University.

Intercultural cooperation for the sake of water management

This e-book represents the fruitful outcome of the participation of the Foundation Cardinal Paul Poupard - part of the UNESCO Chair in Mumbai - participation to the European Union side events during Paris Climate Change Conference held in 2015.

The purpose was to gather well-known personalities from various countries, who are active in the fields of either water management or religion, in order to bring together ideas on how to shape sustainable solutions to tackle the water scarcity crisis, building on knowledge of spiritual beliefs of the communities.

The present e-book showcases interventions of multiple stakeholders, such as the Rector of PUC -Rio Pe.Josafa Carlos de Siquera SJ , the Secretary General of the Water Accademy  in Paris M. Jean Louis Oliver, Former Rector of the Catholic University of Congo ,Professor Jean bosco Matand, and Nestor Sirotenko, Bishop of Chersonesus (Russian Orthodox Church).