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    Women, food security and agriculture in global marketplace

    International Center for Research on Women, USA, 2009
    The 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.
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    Work and family: towards new forms of reconciliation with social co-responsibility

    International Labour Organization, 2009
    For 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.
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    Paid work, women's empowerment and gender justice: critical pathways of social change

    London School of Economics, 2008
    This paper explores the contradictions and contestations that characterise debates about the relationship between paid work and women's empowerment. 
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    Staying behind when husbands move: women’s experiences in India and Bangladesh

    Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex, 2009
    The 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.
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    Gender equality at the heart of decent work

    International Labour Organization, 2009
    The current financial crisis will impact heavily on both women’s and men’s efforts to find and keep decent work.
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    Pension coverage and informal sector workers: international experiences

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009
    Pension 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.
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    Integrating women into mining operations: the examples of Newmont Ghana and Lonmin South Africa

    International Finance Corporation, 2008
    Mining 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.
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    Key feminist concerns regarding core labor standards, decent work and corporate social responsibility

    Women in Development Europe, 2008
    This 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.
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    Sustainable livelihoods from small-scale brick production: building in partnership: the story of Shambob

    Practical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group], 2001
    How 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.
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    Career family equal opportunities: studies on women and men in the Czech labour market

    Gender Studies, o.p.s., 2007
    This document provides the results of three studies concerning the position of women and men in the Czech labour market. The first paper is a summary of qualitative and quantitative studies find out the possibilities parents have in juggling childcare and work responsibilities and the potential constraints or sources of discrimination that can make the parents’ situation difficult.

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