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    Grassroots speakout on UN Women: outcome document

    Huairou Commission, 2011
    On March 2nd, grassroots women leaders from around the world voiced their key recommendations and experiences to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, and other representatives of UN Women and governments. A supportive audience of leaders of the global women’s movement and gender advocates filled the room beyond capacity.
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    The first pan-India survey of sex workers: a summary of preliminary findings

    Sampada Gramin Mahila Sanstha, 2011
    This summary, written under the aegis of the Center for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalisation (CASAM), presents the preliminary results of the first pan-India survey on sex workers. These preliminary findings have been developed for an event in Mumbai on 30 April 2011. The authors appreciate the opportunity to discuss their research with an audience of critical stakeholders.
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    Gender Equality and Social Dialogue in India

    International Labour Organization, 2011
    This working paper was produced by the International Labour Organisation’s Bureau for Gender Equality in cooperation with the industrial and employment relations department and the ILO Decent Work technical support team for South Asia.
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    Time use studies and unpaid care work

    Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2010
    This compilation of writing focuses on unpaid care work, the majority of which is performed by women. Although this work has significant implications for the wellbeing of individuals, households and communities, it has been widely neglected by economists and development actors.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Expansion of markets and women workers: case study of garment manufacturing in India

    Economic and Political Weekly, India, 2004
    This study, based on the garment manufacturing industry, suggests that in the context of dynamic industrial activity in a poor labour-surplus economy, discrimination against women can take place outside the labour market. For example, employment depends on education and skills, to which women have unequal access.

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