Gender equality and women's empowerment

Promotes Goal 5 Gender Equality by proposing ways in which transport can be made safer for women in Bangladesh.
To help create awareness and take steps towards eliminating violence against women, November 25th is designated as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Elsevier has curated a freely available Special Collection of book chapters and journal articles related to this important theme to highlight the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.
Midwives and women's perspectives on family planning in Jordan: human rights, gender equity, decision-making and power dynamics.

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 89, 1 November 2021

A study looking into the financial costs of violence against women and girls in 2 developing countries.
This chapter supports SDGS 3, 5 and 16 by explaining the role of psychological science and research in the training and development of law enforcement, in order to improve responses to cases of intimate partner violence (IPV).
A survey showing that even among gangs in Sweden, girls are more subject to violence than boys.
Promotes Goal 5 Gender Equality by showing how social media can reveal different gendered concerns and thus enable transport providers and policymakers to address them, thereby promoting public transport systems that are more sustainable and more suitable for women to use.

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 88, 1 September 2021

A review of the effects of an acid attack from the point of view of the victims.
Background: The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health have been understudied among vulnerable populations, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings. We aimed to analyse how the pandemic is related to early changes in mental health and parenting stress among caregivers, many of whom are internally displaced persons (IDP), in a conflict-affected setting in Colombia. Methods: For this cohort study, we used longitudinal data from a psychosocial support programme in which 1376 caregivers were randomly assigned across four sequential cohorts.

Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2021, Pages e460–e469.

This Article addresses SDG 3 and 5 by using a multidimensional metric to assess gender differences in domains of successful societal ageing in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. The findings show that across all domains, men are advantaged, although the difference between genders in index scores varied between countries. These findings could be informative for policy makers, both in identifying specific gender disparities to address, and in learning from countries with more successful societal ageing.