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    Engaging men for effective activism against sexual and gender based violence

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Men are becoming ever more visible as integral partners in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), holding themselves, peers and powerholders accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence.
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    Can digital jobs solve Africa's unemployment crisis

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    In Africa more than two hundred million people are aged between 15 and 24, and this number is likely to double in the next 30 years. As these young people look to enter the workforce many will face unsafe, insecure, part-time, poorly paid work or unemployment.
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    Household out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure in India : levels, patterns and policy concerns

    Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
    This paper uses the Consumer Expenditure Survey 2004-05 to examine the distribution of Out of Pocket (OOP) healthcare payments in India. The purpose of the paper is threefold: 
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    ‘Through No Fault of Your Own’: Asbestos Diseases in South Africa and the UK

    2008
    This paper explores people’s experience of asbestos-related diseases in relation to medicine, identity and gender. The paper adopts a comparative approach, examining the experiences of impoverished former asbestos mine workers in South Africa and working class factory workers and laggers in the United Kingdom (UK).
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    Role of private hospitals in Kerala : an exploration

    Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2008
    This working paper attempts to understand the characteristics of private hospitals and the equity in accessing their services, using secondary data available for the period 1986-2004. The paper finds that:
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    Breastfeeding: policy matters

    2015
    This report presents six country case studies – from Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, the Philippines and the UK.  It identifies the key elements of global and national organisations’ activities that have successfully influenced political commitment to breastfeeding. And it presents key barriers and gaps.
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    2016 Lancet Series on Breastfeeding

    The Lancet, 2016
    This is a Lancet Series on Breastfeeding published on January 28, 2016.
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    Why invest, and what it will take to improve breastfeeding practices?

    The Lancet, 2016
    Despite its established benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a norm in many communities. Multifactorial determinants of breastfeeding need supportive measures at many levels, from legal and policy directives to social attitudes and values, women's work and employment conditions, and health-care services to enable women to breastfeed.
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    Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect

    The Lancet, 2016
    The importance of breastfeeding in low-income and middle-income countries is well recognised, but less consensus exists about its importance in high-income countries. In low-income and middle-income countries, only 37% of children younger than 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.
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    Female migrants - policy brief from the Second Mayoral Forum on Mobility, Migration and Development Quito, Ecuador

    2015
    This policy brief argues that policymakers have yet to acknowledge the particular challenges and risks faced by migrating women and girls and bring their issues to the forefront of the migration and development agenda.

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