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The real story behind the numbers: the impacts of the global economic crisis 2008–2009 on Indonesia’s women workersOxfam, 2010This preliminary study aims to uncover the impacts of the Global Economic Crisis 2008–2009 (GEC) on Indonesian women, especially on those who have been working in the industrial zones. The study confirms that the crisis affects men and women differently, within the current regime of industrial relations and the social construct of gender relations.DocumentOxfam, 2010Vietnamese women are over-represented in the export sector and live in deteriorating conditions due to the current global economic crisis. The objective of this study is to assess and identify the gender-differentiated impacts of the current crisis in both economic and social development aspects.DocumentOxfam, 2010This report analyses the impact of the global economic crisis on women in five Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The research aims to provide critical recommendations to policy makers in the aforementioned countries.DocumentWomen in Development Europe, 2009What are the positive and negative impacts of microcredit on women and what role they can play in tackling poverty in the European Union? This report from a one day workshop considers whether microcredit can really lead to women’s empowerment in the South and what are the improvements to make and the lessons learnt from this?DocumentInternational Center for Research on Women, USA, 2009The steep increase in global food prices has added nearly 100 million people to the numbers who are chronically hungry, pushing the world total to nearly 1 billion people. Amid a global financial crisis and further market instability, the number of poor people also is climbing, undoing significant gains made against hunger and poverty in the past decade.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2009For most of the 20th century, productive and reproductive work were organised according to rigid gender roles that have become inappropriate in today’s world. As a result, the interplay between work and family – both central to people’s lives – has also changed, radically.DocumentLondon School of Economics, 2008This paper explores the contradictions and contestations that characterise debates about the relationship between paid work and women's empowerment.DocumentDevelopment Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex, 2009The study of the difficulties faced by those who stay behind when a member of their household migrates temporarily are under-researched in migration studies. The aim of this briefing is to summarise the effects of the temporary absence of migrant men on women’s livelihoods in rural West Bengal, India, and northern Bangladesh.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2009The current financial crisis will impact heavily on both women’s and men’s efforts to find and keep decent work.DocumentOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009Pension reform around the world in recent decades has focused mainly on the formal sector. Consequently, many of those working in the informal sector have been left out of structured pension arrangements, particularly in developing countries.