Manuals & Toolkits

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I Am Malala: A resource guide for educators

The resource guide is targeted towards high school, college and university students in the U.S. and overseas. It was designed as a series of lessons based on themes extracted from the memoir, I Am Malala, and is intended to enrich a variety of academic programs. It can also be taught as a single course around the book. It provides a window into complex issues of politics, history, human rights, religion and tradition through the lens of one girl's story. This was produced in partnership with The Malala Fund. More resources for educators can be found on GWI's page dedicated to the Malala Fund.

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I Am Malala: A toolkit for after-school clubs

Recognizing the growth and enthusiasm of after-school clubs, the Global Women's Institute has also developed an I Am Malala: A toolkit for after-school clubs. This toolkit follows the same themes as the resource guide, but includes more activity-based material for the purpose of peer-led, after-school club groups. It is also less necessary to have access to Malala's memoir in order to use the toolkit. This was produced in partnership with The Malala Fund. More resources for educators can be found on GWI's page dedicated to the Malala Fund.

 


 

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Violence against Women and Girls Resource Guide (available both in English and Spanish)

GWI, in partnership with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) created a resource guide that aims to provide the reader with basic information on the characteristics and consequences of VAWG. It also offers guidance on how to integrate VAWG prevention and the provision of quality services to violence survivors within a range of development projects across sectors.

The resource guide includes sector-specific briefs for integrating VAWG into development work in a variety of areas. These sectors include: Citizen Security, Law, and Justice, Disaster Risk Management, Education, Finance & Enterprise Development, Health, and Social Protection. GWI is currently working with partners on adding more sectors for this ongoing project.

This product is made possible through the generous support of the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). 


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Brief on violoence against sexual and gender minority women

Across the globe, sexism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia lead to violence against LBT women, ranging from bullying, harassment and violence in families and communities to sexual assault and brutal extrajudicial killings. However, the bulk of discourse and action surrounding gender equality and women’s empowerment in the development community has assumed a normative notion of “woman” as heterosexual and cisgender. This means LBT women are largely excluded from the critical dialogue that informs development programs and investments and the benefits that are derived from them. This includes actions aimed at reducing violence against women and girls (VAWG).  A gender equality agenda within the larger global goals of advancing economic development, eliminating extreme poverty, and boosting shared prosperity must address the root causes of inequalities as well as their consequences for women of all gender and sexual identities and men who do not conform to entrenched societal norms of masculinity.