Women Participating in Public Life participants
Participants from the Women Participating in Public Life programme 

A critical reflection on the impact of our work with women and girls from 2010 to 2015

This report identifies impact our work has had on the lives on women and girls in three focus regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Middle East & North Africa. It examines a range of our programmes against the following outcomes:

  • increased awareness and agency of women and girl
  • fairer access to resources and opportunities
  • supportive legal and policy environment
  • changes in attitudes, beliefs, practices and discriminatory social norms
  • dialogue, collaboration and collective action.

Although we have focussed on programmes that have an explicit focus on women and girls or addressing gender inequalities, we also look across the portfolio for a holistic view of our work, and how all our work contributes to the empowerment of women and girls. This includes exploring some of our Arts and English & Examinations work.

The study recommends how we can improve on our existing work in this area to guide our work through 2020.

The full report and case studies can be downloaded below.


Case Studies

Thematic Area Case Studies