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- 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.DocumentInternational Finance Corporation, 2008Mining has not always had good press in the development arena, due to a history of inadequate environmental and social governance. This short paper argues that there is enormous opportunity to be had in including women in mining operations.Document
Key feminist concerns regarding core labor standards, decent work and corporate social responsibilityWomen in Development Europe, 2008This paper discusses the gendered nature of measures such as international labour standards, decent work approach and corporate social responsibility, and highlights its implications for women workers in developing countries. It is primarily a study of the existing literature, both academic and official - in this area.Document
Sustainable livelihoods from small-scale brick production: building in partnership: the story of ShambobPractical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group], 2001How can small enterprise development contribute to sustainable livelihoods? What are the knock-on effects in the community of a project putting production in the hands of a co-operative of former brick making labourers? This article describes ITDG project experience of setting up a co-operative brick manufacturing enterprise in Shambob, Eastern Sudan.