Searching with a thematic focus on Gender work and employment, Gender

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    Living in the background: home-based women workers and poverty persistence

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2007
    This paper examines the relationship between home-based work and persistent poverty in certain parts of South and South East Asia. The author argues that an expanded conception of social protection is needed if poverty prevention initiatives are to be effective in the case of home-based women workers.
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    Gender inequalities in allocating time to paid and unpaid work: evidence from Bolivia

    International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2007
    How does gender influence the allocation of time among adults and results in inequalities among individuals? This paper analyses paid and unpaid work inequalities among Bolivian urban adults using time use data from a 2001 household survey.
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    The livelihoods of commercial sex workers in Binga

    Save the Children Fund, 2002
    This report, from Save the Children (SC), explores the links between commercial sex work and food security in a fishing community in northern Zimbabwe. The authors found that one of the coping strategies for women during periods when they had little or no income or food would be to engage in commercial sex work (CSW).
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    The status of women and girls in Hong Kong

    The Women's Foundation, 2006
    Hong Kong’s women and girls are undervalued, discriminated against, victims of domestic violence and exhibit one of the highest suicide rates in the world.
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    Gender, households and poverty: tracking mediations of macro adjustment programmes

    Economic and Political Weekly, India, 2006
    This paper provides a critical review of selected literature emerging from the African, Latin American, Caribbean and Asian countries that have adopted structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) and throws light on the multidimensionality of effects the effects of SAPs at the household level and the cumulative gender implications.
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    Chains of production, ladders of protection: social protection for workers in the informal economy

    School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2003
    This book examines social protection for informal workers in the horticulture and garment industries and the working lives of people in the global value chain.The studies suggest the need for including childcare and housing within the scope of social protection.
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    Social protection in the informal economy: home-based women workers and outsourced manufacturing in Asia

    UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2002
    This paper draws on surveys carried out in five Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines) where home-based work (HBW) is widespread. It examines characteristics of home workers and, in particular, conditions of women as home workers.
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    UK government Balkans conflict prevention fund: strategy on safety, security and access to justice

    Balkans Justice: Safety, Security and Access to Justice Programme, 2001
    This document presents the UK government Balkans Conflict Prevention Fund strategy for funding interventions to promote safety, security and access to justice. DFID will manage this strategy and component of the fund. The provisional finance for the strategy is £12.5 m over three years.
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    Promoting gender equality: a resource kit for trade unions

    International Labour Organization, 2002
    This toolkit is designed to address the challenges faced by trade unions in recruiting and retaining female members, and in ensuring that trade union policies reflect gender equality goals.The kit is divided into six booklets:booklet one suggests ways in which trade unions could recruit more female members and increase women's participation in order to promote more gender equal internal
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    Gender equality and trade-related capacity building: a resource tool for practitioners

    Canadian International Development Agency, 2005
    This publication provides an introduction to the main gender equality issues arising from trade liberalisation and trade-related capacity building.