The programme brings together five research institutions located in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia and the UK, and the international agency for women UN Women. Together, they host five hubs which will identify regional priorities and opportunities to contribute to change, build linkages with local women and with organisations who affect women’s empowerment in their region:
- Based at the Social Research Centre (SRC) at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, this hub will work closely with partners in Palestine and Sudan and convene regional lesson-learning with partners across the Arab Region.
- Based at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UK, the Global Hub consists of a separate programme to the co-ordination of the RPC led by IDS in close association with core partner UN Women, and working with global actors seeking change in global policy spaces.
- Based at the Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies (NEIM) at the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, this hub will work with partners within Brazil and across Latin America, including from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rice and Nicaragua.
- Based at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, this hub will work closely with partners in Afghanistan and Pakistan and convene regional lesson-learning with partners elsewhere in South Asia, including India.
- Based at the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana, this hub will work closely with partners in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and link with partners and networks across the African continent.