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New Project: Knowledge Transfer in Global Gender Programs

Globally, hundreds of millions of women and girls are subject to practices that harm their physical and emotional integrity and violate their human rights. The United Nations with co-funding from the European Union has launched global gender programs as multi-stakeholder partnerships with the primary goal to increase knowledge and political commitment to end harmful practices worldwide. Little is known about how knowledge is generated and transferred through global programs and across socio-cultural diverse countries to address culturally rooted practices like child marriage, female genital mutilation, and gender-biased sex selection.

The project aims to better understand knowledge transfer and policy production in the Global Programs to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Gender-biased Sex Selection, and Child Marriage. This interdisciplinary research draws on global governance, political demography, cultural anthropology, sociology, gender and science, technology, and society studies to critically analyze knowledge diffusion and policy production processes.

Learn more about the project here.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 894029.

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