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    Financial crises and female work

    The worst social consequences of the 2007-08 financial crisis and subsequent (2008-09) global recession are being felt this year (2010), because of the usual delays in the labour market effects. The impact is deeper on the weakest segments of the labour market: young people, old workers and vulnerable employment in general.
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    Achieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation

    International Labour Organization, 2011
    With the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in May 2008, countries around the world are attaching higher priority to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in skills development and employment. This guide is intended to serve as a resource for trainers in countries around the world who are introducing modules on disability legislation.
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    Micro-credit intervention and its effects on empowerment of rural women: the BRAC experience

    The study was designed to analyse rural women’s economic empowerment as the outcome of micro-credit interventions. The study was conducted in Shahjatpur and Jalalpur villages under Melandaha Upazila of Jamalpur District.
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    An exploratory study on child domestic workers in Egypt

    terre des hommes, 2010
    In Egypt, an estimated 2 to 2.5 million children between the ages of 6-15 are working as street vendors, domestic workers, agricultural labourers, factory workers, laundry workers and helpers for mechanics (ECWR, 2008, U.S.
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    The world's women 2010 - trends and statistics

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2010
    The Beijing Platform for Action – the preeminent international guideline for improving the status of women – lists, among others, specific activities related to increased availability of sex-disaggregated data. It was expected that these activities would start showing results with the passage of time.
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    Women's rights, women's resistance: lessons from the Honduran women's collective

    War on Want, 2011
    Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of young women have spent their lives working day and night in the garment factories of Honduras. While jobs in the production plants of export processing zones, or maquila, have offered women the opportunity of work and economic independence, this has often come at a terrible cost.
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    Up front: women at work

    War on Want, 2010
    Women make up roughly three quarters of the world’s poor. Despite often having to perform the duties of both a breadwinner and head of household, women earn a mere tenth of global income. Subjected to the most precarious jobs in cities and rural areas, women are also far more likely than men to be unemployed.
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    Bridging the gender divide: how technology can advance women economically

    International Center for Research on Women, USA, 2010
    Intention and innovation can generate real economic benefits to women in the developing world. In a groundbreaking study, ICRW examines technology initiatives that have enabled women to develop their economic potential, become stronger leaders and more effective contributors to their families, communities and domestic economies.
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    SADC gender protocol 2011 barometer

    Gender Links, Johannesburg, 2012
    The third Southern Africa Gender Protocol Barometer moves into high gear with the introduction of the SADC Gender and Development Index (SGDI) that complements the Citizen Score Card (CSC) that has been running for three years.
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    Ethiopia's sesame sector: the contribution of different farming models to poverty alleviation, climate resilience and women's empowerment

    Make Trade Fair Campaign, Oxfam International, 2011
    Oxfam commissioned this research to assess the contribution of different agricultural business models to poverty alleviation, livelihood security, climate resilience, and empowerment of women in the sesame sector in Metekel and Assosa in Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia....