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

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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.
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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.