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

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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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    Women's work: discrimination against women in the Ukrainian labor force

    Human Rights Watch, 2003
    This paper examines gender stereotypes and discrimination in hiring practices in the Ukraine. As a result, women are increasingly pushed into low-wage service sector or public sector jobs or seek employment, including secondary employment, in the unregulated informal sector.
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    Briefing paper on the "feminisation of poverty"

    BRIDGE, 2001
    This paper considers the definition and reality of the "feminisation of poverty." The authors consider the role of female headed households (FHH), labour force participation, different conceptions of poverty, in order to create a picture of how men and women experience poverty differently.
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    Export processing zone expansion in an African country: what are the labour market and gender impacts?

    Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program, Cornell University, 2004
    This study seeks to understand the labour market (employment and earnings) and gender impacts of the dramatic recent expansion of the export processing zone (the Zone Franche) in urban Madagascar.The authors found that, controlling for worker characteristics,earnings in the Zone Franche are comparable to the private formal employment, lower than in the public sector, but much higher than in in