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- DocumentRoutledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2010This compilation of writing focuses on unpaid care work, the majority of which is performed by women. Although this work has significant implications for the wellbeing of individuals, households and communities, it has been widely neglected by economists and development actors.DocumentWomen in Development Europe, 2010What are the current trends in women’s migration and why are they occurring? According to this study, globalisation has led to increased international migration. However, migrants often cannot enjoy the full protection of the rights to which they are entitled. Also, labour legislation often fails to adequately protect migrant women, exacerbating their disadvantage and exploitation.Document
Bridging the gap: Improving capabilities and expanding opportunities for women in the Middle East and North Africa regionWorld Bank Publications, 2010What challenges to economic gender parity do women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face? This World Bank brief discusses constraints to women’s opportunities, including limited labour market mobility, mismatched skill acquisition in schools with labour market demands, as well as legal or institutional factors influenced by discriminatory cultural norms.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2010Maternity protection for women workers is essential for ensuring women's access to equality of opportunity and treatment in the workplace. It also contributes to the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.DocumentBarnard Centre for Research on Women, 2008This paper arose out of a 2007 lecture and colloquium at Barnard College, which aimed to articulate connections between struggles for economic justice and for sexual justice, and to develop new ideas about how different social movements could come together.DocumentMalawi Medical Journal, 2010Sex work has increasingly become a popular means of making money for young girls in the urban areas in Malawi. This article makes reference to an intervention project in Malawi that was implemented in 2004 and sought to empower sex workers and to encourage them to insist on consistent use of condoms.Document
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?