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70+ Free Downloadable Resources for NGOs empowering Women & Girls around the World

Bringing the set of free toolkits, handbooks, manuals and resource guides useful for NGOs working in the area of women and gender equality. Whether you are working on gender equality, women’s rights, women empowerment or on any other women and gender related issues, these powerful resources will help you build your knowledge and skills for effective implementation of your work.

A Free Practitioner’s Toolkit on Hear Our Voices: Do Adolescent Girls’ Issues Really Matter?
Plan International developed the tools to ask adolescent girls and boys about their experiences of girls’ empowerment and gender equality in schools. They are based on ‘participatory numbers’ methodology…[more]

Free Toolkit on Women’s Rights Advocacy
The Advocacy Toolkit aims to equip women’s rights advocates with the tools and knowledge to ensure they can take full advantage of the opportunity that the SDGs offer to galvanise gender transformative change by 2030…[more]

A Free Gender Strategy Toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to help organizations leverage the value of the benchmark data in a strategic, structured and sustainable way. The toolkit also provides guidance for those organizations aiming to adopt best practice or become WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE)…[more]

A Free Toolkit on Improving the Impact of Preventing Violent Extremism
This toolkit from UNDP in collaboration with International Alert, is designed for UNDP practitioners and partners who are working on programmes that are either specifically focused on preventing violent extremism (PVE), or have PVE-relevant elements to them…[more]

A Free Practitioner’s Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice
UNDP, UN Women, UNODC, and OHCHR jointly developed this Practitioners Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice to provide evidence-based guidance for a coherent and consistent policy and programming approach to overcoming these obstacles…[more]

A Free Human Rights Toolkit for Women and Girls with Disability
Over two million women and girls with disability live in Australia – that’s approximately 20% of all women and girls. Like everyone else, we all have different lives and experiences. We also have different personal experiences of disability…[more]

A Free Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies Toolkit
The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies toolkit aims to provide streamlined guidance to support organizations and agencies seeking to rapidly integrate MHM into existing programming across sectors and phases…[more]

A Free Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings
This Handbook has been produced by the global Gender-based Violence (GBV) Area of Responsibility Working Group as a quick reference tool for all individuals and agencies involved in GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian/ emergency settings…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Analysis: Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia
‘Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia: A Toolkit for Analysis’, has been prepared to provide USAID Mission staff working in the E&E region with a resource for conducting gender analysis in the context of project design…[more]

A Free Action Guide on the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Among Youth: Breaking the Cycle
This manual is a guide for trainers in youth clubs, associations, centers, schools, or any other structure working with and for youth and youth development…[more]

The Change Maker’s Toolkit: For Raising Awareness on Gender Roles and Women’s Political Participation in the MENA region
This toolkit is intended for the use of Change Makers working with men and women from their communities to support change in knowledge and attitudes on gender equality and women’s political participation. It provides them with a series of tools for facilitating discussion during one-on-one conversations, meetings, and awareness-raising events…[more]

A Free Young People’s Toolkit on Issues Connected to Gender-Based Violence
This toolkit for young people was developed through a programme called the “Promotion of Women’s Rights” (PWR) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Technische Zusammenarbeit (German Technical Cooperation – GTZ) in co-operation with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC)…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Indigenous Women’s Rights and the African Human Rights System
Indigenous women form one of the most vulnerable groups on the African continent. They face multiple forms of discrimination associated especially with their indigenous identity, their gender, culture, religion and language…[more]

A Free Training Toolkit: Abortion Care for Young Women
This toolkit is designed to provide information and guidance on delivering and ensuring access to appropriate induced abortion care for young women (ages 10-24). It provides experienced trainers with the background information, materials, instructions and tips necessary to effectively facilitate training sessions…[more]

The Future We Want: A Free Toolkit to Promote Gender Equality
Gender equality is fundamentally related to sustainable development and is part of delivering our commitments to equal human rights for all…[more]

Jhpiego’s Free Gender Analysis Toolkit for Health Systems
Jhpiego Gender Analysis Toolkit is a practical guide for public health professionals seeking to understand how gender can impact health outcomes, both through service delivery and access to information and care…[more]

A Free Practical Handbook: Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Projects
Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Projects: A Practical Handbook has been developed by the ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy. ENERGIA was launched in 1996 as an initiative of committed individuals working on gender and energy research and advocacy…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Transformative Organizational Capacity Building: The Power of Gender-Just Organizations
This toolkit is designed primarily for practitioners who have responsibility for managing relatively large, multi-year organizational capacity building programs on gender equality and women’s rights, involving multiple partners….[more]

A Free Save the Children Gender Equality Program Guidance & Toolkit: Engendering Transformational Change
Core funding for the Gender Toolkit was provided by the Nike Foundation, through the Save the Children US GIRL Project.  The development of the Toolkit was a collaborative effort guided by Save the Children’s Gender Equality Working Group (GEWG) and drawing on contributions from across the global movement…[more]

A Free Gender Equality in Labour Migration Law, Policy and Management (GEM) Toolkit
The Gender equality in labour migration laws, policy and management GEM Toolkits is a set of nine practical tools, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to facilitate the implementation of gender mainstreaming strategies in labour migration and related employment, social protection…[more]

A Free Gender and Media Advocacy Toolkit: “Mission Possible”
This toolkit seeks to de-mystify the media and gender and media advocacy by illustrating through concrete steps, case studies, pointers, tips and information, that we can all take action to change gender representation and portrayal in and through the media…[more]

A Free ASEAN Handbook for Women’s Rights Activists
To facilitate a genuinely ‘people-centred’ ASEAN, it is imperative that civil society understand ASEAN and its vast work. This requires civil society groups to be more knowledgeable about ASEAN and to have the capacity and resources to engage with and influence ASEAN and its various bodies…[more]

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education: Free Toolkit for Teachers and School Leaders
VVOB, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and public education partners in Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia have joined forces to develop a practical approach to gender-responsive pedagogy for early childhood education (GRP4ECE)…[more]

Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Free Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services
Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights aims to provide practical and concrete guidelines for making GBV and SRHR services more inclusive of and accessible to women…[more]

A Free Global Faces of Inequality Campaign Toolkit
The global Faces of Inequality Campaign aims to target inequalities in all its different forms – gender, income, wealth, geographical, environmental, abilities, political, ethnic, and other discriminations…[more]

A Free Communications Handbook: Developing Good Practice for Women’s Rights Organisations
This “Communications Handbook” is part of a series of “Good Practice Guidelines” designed to support the capacity of women’s rights organisations, in particular, grantees of AWDF…[more]

A Free Guide on Building Evidence for PrEP Introduction for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
This Population Council document primarily aims to provide DREAMS country teams with practical guidance on building evidence on PrEP for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). It includes factors that influence informed choice, demand and use of PrEP by young women…[more]

A Free ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit
This toolkit aims to help organisations and activists to strengthen their use of ICTs to help build movements that challenge inequality and put women’s voices and experiences front and center in their communications…[more]

A Free Toolkit on Indigenous Women’s Rights in Africa
Forest Peoples Programme has created this toolkit to help indigenous women in Africa to better understand the African human rights system and how to use it effectively to secure their rights…[more]

A Free Resource Mobilization Toolkit for Girls, Young Women and Trans Youth
This toolkit supports and promotes creative and practical thinking on resource mobilization for girls, young women and trans youth, and can be used by organizations as well as individuals with different levels of skills and experience…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Women’s Groups on Women vs Local Cuts
This toolkit has been produced by the UK Women’s Budget Group (WBG). The funding has been provided by ROSA, the UK Fund for Women and Girls. ROSA works to champion funding for women and girls, raise funds and invest in change, and act as a connector and advocate…[more]

Free Toolkit on Gender Analysis for Coastal Management Practitioners
Gender analysis is a way of understanding how perceptions of gender in terms of norms and values, gender roles, and identities and gendered power relations among and within social groups are produced and reproduced within the processes of social change…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement: Partners and Allies
This toolkit has been developed by the Coalition for Adolescent Girls with the goal of advancing practices related to adolescent girl engagement. The toolkit provides information and tools to be implemented in existing programmes and work related to adolescent girls…[more]

A Free Toolkit for NGOs/ Community Workers and Teachers: Elimination of Early Marriage
Developed by Breakthrough, this toolkit is a training module to raise awareness of early marriage among non-governmental organisations, community workers, and teachers in India, and build their capacity to address the issue…[more]

A Free Handbook on Realizing Indigenous Women’s Rights: CEDAW and Indigenous Women
A guide to using International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to defend and protect the rights of indigenous women, published by the Asian Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN), Tebtebba Foundation and the Forest Peoples Programme…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa
In March 2017, Dr. Joyce Banda launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the crux of her research while serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. As a woman leader and former President of Malawi…[more]

Using Gender Statistics: A Free Toolkit for Training Data Users
This toolkit aims to support statistical systems to increase the understanding and use of gender statistics by government officials and other development practitioners. It has been developed for countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia and builds on the work to strengthen gender statistics across this region…[more]

A Free Resource Guide on Mainstreaming Gender in Water Management
With this Resource Guide, UNDP, GWA, IRC, Cap-Net and GWP seek to assist water professionals, politicians, gender specialists and others in their efforts to provide improved access to water for poor women, children and men all over the world. This new edition has been greatly expanded and improved…[more]

Free Toolkit on Improving the Impact of Preventing Violent Extremism Programming
This toolkit is designed for UNDP practitioners and partners who are working on programmes that are either specifically focused on preventing violent extremism (PVE), or have PVE-relevant elements to them. It draws on best practice for design, monitoring and evaluation in complex, conflict contexts adapting these for PVE programming…[more]

A Free Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs). It is recognized that NC reporting processes can be a meaningful entry point for training, awareness-raising and capacity-building efforts…[more]

A Free Toolkit on Women’s Land Rights
This toolkit gathers together information on five tools that have been successfully used by members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) to promote, protect and strengthen women’s land rights. It is intended to facilitate mutual learning based on good practices…[more]

A Free Handbook on Effective Prosecution Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls
Drawing upon the recommendations and guidance contained in the updated Model Strategies and Practical Measures, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women, in cooperation with Thailand Institute of Justice, have drafted the Handbook on Effective Prosecution Responses to Violence against Women and Girls…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Gender Equality in Practice
The European social partners, ETUC1, BUSINESS EUROPE, UEAPME and CEEP, are committed to and have a key role to play in enhancing gender equality on the labour market and in the workplace…[more]

A Free Programming Guide: Preventing Violence Against Women in Elections
“A programming guide: Preventing violence against women in elections”, jointly produced by UN Women and UNDP, brings to light the scourge of violence against women in elections…[more]

A Free Handbook: Voices against Violence
“Voices against Violence” is a co-educational curriculum developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and UN Women, with inputs from young people. Designed for various age groups ranging from 5 to 25 years, it provides young people with tools and expertise to understand the root causes of violence in their communities…[more]

A Free Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women
This Handbook intends to provide all stakeholders with detailed guidance to support the adoption and effective implementation of legislation which prevents violence against women, punishes perpetrators, and ensures the rights of survivors everywhere…[more]

A Free Human Rights Toolkit For Women and Girls with Disability
Women with Disabilities Australia created this toolkit, Human Rights Toolkit, to support women with disabilities to understand their rights. International human rights law recognizes women and girls with disability as women and girls with rights, able to make decisions about our own lives…[more]

A Free Advocacy Toolkit: Scaling Up Life-Saving Commodities for Women, Children, and Newborns
This toolkit provides information about the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (the Commission), 13 priority commodities, and examples of how its ten recommendations to improve access and availability are being applied globally and within countries. ..[more]

A Free Resource Guide on Claiming Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
A Resource Guide to Advancing Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Using the Optional Protocol and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Optional Protocol and International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights…[more]

A Free Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
This Handbook was prepared by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). This handbook offers a survey of trends, examples, questions for consideration and recommendations to guide national human rights institutions in strengthening their capacity and practical work on women’s rights and gender equality…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Policymakers: Mainstreaming Emergency Contraception in Developing Countries
This toolkit on mainstreaming emergency contraception in developing countries has been developed in response to one of the objectives of the 2006 initiative that sought to generate lessons that could serve as a model for other countries interested in improving access to EC…[more]

A Free Publication on Integrated Promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Economic Empowerment, Decision-Making and Workloads
The causes of gender discrimination pervade different aspects of their lives – social, economic, political, environmental – affecting gender roles and relations in domestic, productive and public domains and from the local to the international level…[more]

Gender and Climate Change: Free Toolkit for Women on Climate Change
This toolkit aims to deepen our analysis from a broader and human-centered perspective on this imperative global issue of climate change and the mounting resistance to the corporate-driven false solutions that only deteriorate the catastrophe. ..[more]

A Free Publications on Ensuring Gender Equity in Climate Change Financing
Climate change, the long-term rise in the average temperature of the earth’s surface, is one of the most serious issues confronting humanity. Ensuring that climate change finance impacts women and men more equitably entails targeted attention within each step of the financing process…[more]

A Free Training Handbook: Gender Sensitive Access to Markets
Women’s access to markets remains a significant challenge for many of the groups that ActionAid works with. Women face multiple barriers and inequalities to accessing markets, which are often seen as the domain of men. Along with the challenge of climate change, these factors can make it difficult for women to make sustainable livelihoods…[more]

Free Policy Advocacy Toolkit: How to Influence Public Policy for Social Justice and Gender Equality in Africa
This policy advocacy toolkit was developed to assist African civil society organisations to effectively contribute to the development and implementation of public policy for social justice and gender equality or to challenge proposed laws and policies that undermine gender equality and human rights…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Promoting Women’s Financial Inclusion
This toolkit offering a practical guide to developing and monitoring financial services to enhance women’s financial inclusion as one tool for the economic empowerment of women…[more]

A Free Practical Guide to Gender-Sensitive Legislation: Making Laws Work for Women and Men
ODIHR’s Making Laws Work for Women and Men: A Practical Guide to Gender-Sensitive Legislation looks at the legislative process as a vital entry point for gender mainstreaming, while taking into account the direct and tangible impact of legislation on people’s lives…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Putting Accountability into Action: #WhatWomenWant
This toolkit provides a framework for accountability in action, to put women and girls in all of their diversity at the center and to bring a feminist, gender transformative lens across policy development, program implementation, research, strategies, and initiatives…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Mainstreaming Gender in Green Climate Fund Projects
Climate change is not only one of the greatest environmental and development challenges facing the world today, it is one that will have critical impacts on human rights and inequalities, including gender inequality…[more]

A Free Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Gender-Based Violence Interventions along the Relief to Development Continuum
USAID developed this toolkit to support the implementation of the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. It provides guidance to USAID staff, implementing partners and the larger community of international relief and development practitioners…[more]

A Free Toolkit on How to Design Projects to End Violence Against Women and Girls
This Toolkit brings together information, resources and practical activities to help Pacific Islanders apply a gendered analysis to the issue of violence against women and to design and implement effective and sustainable projects…[more]

A Free Training Guide: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Development
This training guide was prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to fill that gap by supporting work to investigate the gender dimensions of responding to climate change in the agriculture and food security sectors. The final goals are to improve food production, livelihood security and gender equality in the context of the changing climate…[more]

Free Women in Agricultural Toolkit: Mobile Services Practitioners
The GSMA mWomen and mAgri programmes have produced the Mobile Agricultural Services Toolkit as a guide for mobile operators, other mobile providers, and development practitioners to better serve women in this segment. It includes recommendations and tools for each stage of the product development process, as well as examples of good practices…[more]

A Free Good Practice Guide: Gender-transformative HIV programming
This guide is one of a series of good practice guides, and contains information, strategies and resources to help HIV programmers identify and meet the needs of women and girls in all their diversity…[more]

Free Toolkit on “How to Change Norms in Support of Women’s Economic Empowerment”
This toolkit provides guidance to actors interested in taking actions on changing norms to improve women’s access to decent work and to realize their economic rights. Transforming social and economic norms, though challenging, is possible and effective, with women’s grassroots organizations…[more]

OECD Free Toolkit for Mainstreaming and Implementing Gender Equality
This toolkit will guide you in implementing the OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Public Life. In addition to better familiarising you with the Principles, the Toolkit lets you compare indicators and good practices in use in numerous countries…[more]

Energy and Gender for Sustainable Development: Free Toolkit for Practitioners
This toolkit and resource guide has been produced jointly by the Sustainable Energy Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy…[more]

A Free Building a Safer World: Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response into USAID Energy and Infrastructure Projects
This toolkit supports the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. It provides guidance and resources for USAID technical and program officers to integrate gender-based violence (GBV)…[more]

A Free Practical Guide to Women in Energy Regulation
This guide was made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This guide provides strategies for energy regulators to better integrate women in multiple facets of energy regulation, including employment…[more]

A Free Resource Guide on Child, Early, And Forced Marriage’
This resource guide provides information on how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sectors, missions, and staff can integrate child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) prevention and response into their programming. The guide provides both the rationale of why and approaches…[more]

A Free Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Toolkit
This toolkit provides a set of resources for obtaining a landscape assessment of gender and ICT, providing implementing partners currently operating and planning on-the ground programming with practical, well researched tools they can use to obtain data on women’s access and usage of mobile phones and other connected devices…[more]

A Free Guide on Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized Voices
Check out UN Women Independent Evaluation Service guide on the Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs) approach…[more]

A Free GSMA’s Gender Analysis and Identification Toolkit (GAIT)
This toolkit provides an overview of what the toolkit allows operators to do, how it works and what is required to apply the algorithm successfully…[more]

Free Toolkit for Researching Access and Use: Measuring Women’s Connectivity
The Web Foundation, A4AI, GSMA and the Association for Progressive Communications collaborated to develop a Toolkit for researching women’s internet access and use…[more]

A Free Guiding Note on Gender and Food Loss in Sustainable Food Value Chains
This Guiding Note was prepared within the Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, under the overall responsibility of Regina Laub (FAO Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division [ESP]), Robert van Otterdijk and Rosa Rolle (FAO Nutrition and Food Systems Division [ESN])…[more]

Free Guidelines for Practitioners on Developing Gender-sensitive Value Chains
In this guidelines for practitioners from FAO, you can learn about what efforts need to be made to effectively mainstream gender in agrifood value chain projects and programmes? When can a value chain intervention be considered ‘gender-sensitive’? What actions can be implemented to address gender inequalities along the chain?…[more]

A Free Handbook for Women Candidates: Running for Political Office
This handbook is for any woman who wants to run for a parliamentary or civic seat. It can also be used by friends who want to help a candidate in her election bid as managers or members of various committees…[more]

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