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    Action research: garment industry supply chains

    Women Working Worldwide, 2003
    This manual gives practical guidance on how to conduct action research to promote and support the rights of workers in garment industry supply chains. It begins with an introduction to the origins of the manual, which emerged out of research conducted into garment industry supply chains in Asia and Europe, and highlights the importance of including workers in the research process itself.
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    Gender and social protection

    Overseas Development Institute, 2004
    This paper aims to inform policy-makers on methods for incorporating gender issues in the development of social protection policies, strategies and programmes.Because women are more likely to be excluded from various social protection interventions, the interests of poor women can be served by improving access to social protection in the labour market and extending social insurance to informal
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    Gender equality and the extension of social protection

    International Labour Organization, 2003
    This paper examines the composition of the labour market and gender specific vulnerabilities in relation to social protection. It argues that as women occupy a disadvantaged status in relation to work opportunities compared to men from equivalent social groups, they are also far more likely to be excluded from social protection strategies.
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    Maid to order: ending abuses against migrant domestic workers in Singapore

    Human Rights Watch, 2005
    This report presents research carried out on the abusive conditions facing many domestic workers in Singapore.
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    The effect of economic crisis on youth precariousness in Nairobi: an analysis of itinerary to adulthood of three generations of men and women

    Développement, Institutions & Analyses de Long terme, 2004
    Since the pioneer analysis of the labour market by the ILO team in the early 1970s, the NUrIP, which collected about 1,600 biographies among a sample of the Nairobi adult population, is the first to provide for a comprehensive view of the social, demographic and employment situation of Nairobi.The analyses draw a picture of surprising stability of the process of entry into adult life in Nairobi
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    Informal sector versus informal contracts in Nairobi, Kenya

    Développement, Institutions & Analyses de Long terme, 2005
    From official records, it would appear that the labour market significantly shifted from the formal to the informal sector in Kenya.
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    Challenges and experiences in extending social protection

    Conferencia Interamericana de Seguridad Social / Inter-American Conference on Social Security, Mexico, 2005
    Extending social protection to groups that are economically weak or groups that have been excluded from social protection is a topic of permanent concern for governments of almost every developing country.
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    Empowering woman migrant workers in Asia: briefing kit files

    United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2004
    This kit explores migrant women’s experiences through real-life stories, facts about women's migration for work in Asia, accounts of gendered violations and impacts throughout the migration cycle, and the contributions and capacity of women migrants.
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    Progress of the world’s women 2005: women, work & poverty

    United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2005
    This report marks the fifth anniversary of the UN Millennium Declaration and the tenth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.
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    Labour activism and women in the unorganised sector: garment export industry in Bangalore

    Economic and Political Weekly, India, 2005
    This paper explores the forms of NGO activism and empowerment programmes that are being implemented to help women in Bangalore’s garments export sector gain increased rights. A number of NGOs and new trade unions are acting in the apathetic vacuum left by government and trade union apathy to the problem.

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