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Knowledge Transfer in Global Gender Programmes: The Case of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and Gender-Biased Sex Selection

Project description

Helping to eliminate gender discrimination at birth

The biologically normal sex ratio at birth ranges from 102 to 106 males per 100 females. However, ratios higher than normal – sometimes as high as 130 – have been observed in some south Asian, east Asian and central Asian countries. This is an issue related to a systematic preference for boys and part of social norms that place greater value on sons than daughters. This global challenge has been addressed with global policy solutions carried out by the United Nations. The EU-funded GlobalKnoT project will study how relevant programmes can work across cultures and policy regimes. It will shed light on how knowledge is transferred through the two programmes on female genital mutilation/cutting and gender-biased sex selection. The findings will help to optimise knowledge diffusion to improve societal understanding and accelerate policy change.

Coordinator

KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Net EU contribution
€ 239 956,80
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Hungary

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kings College Circle 27
M5S 1A1 Toronto

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 164 031,36