Latest Research

Latest Research, Reports, White Papers, Fact Sheets, etc. on GWS, Feminism, and LGBTQ

Here you will find recent research on GWS, feminism, and LGBTQ topics that are available free online. These include articles, reports, white papers, pamphlets, fact sheets, and more. Check back often for newly-added material. After inclusion here, the document will be moved to its appropriate topical page of online resources.

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  • An Overview of Abortion Laws (2016 PDF report) is from the Guttmacher Institute identifying state policies regarding abortion.
  • Food Insecurity and SNAP Participation in the LGBT Community (July 2016) a report from The Williams Institute which analyzes the extent of food insecurity experiences and participation in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) among LGBT adults and adults in same-sex couples. Using data from four representative, population-based surveys the authors find higher rates of these experiences among LGBT adults and adults in same-sex couples than among non-LGBT adults and adults in different-sex couples.
  • Gender Analysis of Conflict (2016) is a toolkit designed for use by non-government agencies and other peace-building practitioners. It seeks to integrate gender perspectives into conflict analysis, placing a particular emphasis on gender norms around masculinity and femininity, and how these can propel conflict, or alternatively, become resources for peace.
  • Impact of Civil Marriage Recognition for Long-Term Same-Sex Couples (July 2016) Same-sex marriage recognition at the state level was associated with more support from a spouse or partner and less psychological distress about an LGB identity, according to a recent study conducted prior to the recognition of marriage in all 50 US States.
  • Media Guide on Sex Work (2017 edition) is a toolkit for ethical and responsible reporting on sex work and those who perform that labor.
  • Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights is a UN Women report that proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors—including gender equality advocates, national governments and international agencies—to make human rights a lived reality for all women and girls.
  • The Legal Needs of Cisgender Women Living with HIV: Evaluating Access to Justice in Los Angeles (July 2016) is a report from The Williams Institute summarizing findings of the Legal Assessment of Needs Study (“LeAN Study”) – an online survey with 387 respondents who identified as cisgender women living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.
  • Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence (April 2016) is a PDF report from the United Nations which collates cases of sexual violence in conflict documented by the UN, which  have taken place, in the case of the 2016 report, in 19 countries, with the majority of perpetrators being made up of non-state people.
  • The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016) explains the pay gap in the United States; how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels; and what you can do to close it.
  • WMC Investigation: 10-Year Analysis of Gender & Oscar Nominations (2016) is a PDF report from Women’s Media Center detailing gender and Oscar nominations from 2006 to 2016.

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  • Gender Analysis of Conflict (2016) is a toolkit designed for use by non-government agencies and other peacebuilding practitioners. It seeks to integrate gender perspectives into conflict analysis, placing a particular emphasis on gender norms around masculinity and femininity, and how these can propel conflict, or alternatively, become resources for peace.
  • Girls In Crisis (PDF 2016 report) – In May 2016, the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will convene to consider the current state of affairs of global security and humanitarian response. This occurs against the backdrop of the greatest refugee crisis of our time, with the largest number of displaced people since World War II. This has placed a major strain on the global humanitarian system.
  • Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights is a UN Women report that proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors—including gender equality advocates, national governments and international agencies—to make human rights a lived reality for all women and girls.
  • Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence (April 2016) is a PDF report from the United Nations which collates cases of sexual violence in conflict documented by the UN, which  have taken place, in the case of the 2016 report, in 19 countries, with the majority of perpetrators being made up of non-state people.
  • Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries: Examining Women’s Reasons for Not Using a Method (June 2016 report) Findings show that the most common reasons married women with unmet need cite for not using a method are concerns about side effects and health risks (26%), and the belief that they have sex too infrequently to warrant use (24%).

LGBTQ+

  • Impact of Civil Marriage Recognition for Long-Term Same-Sex Couples (July 2016) Same-sex marriage recognition at the state level was associated with more support from a spouse or partner and less psychological distress about an LGB identity, according to a recent study conducted prior to the recognition of marriage in all 50 US States.