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    A response to concerns about population assistance

    Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1997
    Identifies and responds to concerns raised in the debate over population assistance, including the difficulty of defining the "population problem," concerns about coercion and about maternal and child health, and fears that the international family planning program promotes abortion.
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    State policies and women's autonomy in China, India, and the Republic of Korea, 1950-2000: lessons from contrasting experiences

    Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 2000
    This article deals with state policies and women's autonomy. The article starts with the proposition that state policies can enormously influence gender equity. They can mitigate cultural constraints on women's autonomy (as in China and India) or slow the pace of change in gender equity (as in the Republic of Korea).
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    Men, masculinities and gender relations in development: Seminars 1998-2000

    Bradford Centre for International Development, UK, 1999
    This series of ESRC funded seminars arose out of a need to explore issues relating to men and masculinities within the context of gender and development.
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    Gender issues in micro-enterprise development

    International Labour Organization, 1999
    This article explores gender issues in micro-enterprise development. According to the article, women face constraints at almost every stage of their business operation (start-up, survival, diversification, growth). These constraints and barriers can be summarized as follows:Behavioural barriers, e.g. women have little self-confidence and a negative self-imageRole barriers, e.g.
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    Gender equality in education: a select annotated bibliography

    BRIDGE, 1999
    Bibliography covers nine major themes:Factors contributing to the gender gap in formal educationFormal education and women's empowermentCurriculum reform and the learning environmentGender and mathematics, science and technologyTeacher education and school managementNon-formal education, adult literacy and informal trainingGovernment and donor approaches to mainstre
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    Unveiling women as pillars of peace building in communities fractured by conflict in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme, 2000
    Presenting the experiences of peace workers (from the Wajir District, Western Kenya, and North Rift) in initiating and nurturing peace in post conflict situations in Kenya, this paper documents the ways that women contribute to rebuilding communities fractured by conflict.The paper claims that the traditional rituals of peace often preclude the full participation of women, and that when peace n
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    The State of World Population Report 2000: Lives Together, Worlds Apart. Men and Women in a Time of Change

    United Nations Population Fund, 2000
    Report making the case for bringing gender inequality fully into the forefront and treating it as a matter of urgency affecting both human rights and development priorities.Topics covered include:gender and healthviolence against womenmen, reproductive rights and gender equalitycounting the cost of gender inequalitywomen's rights are human rightsworking towards a bet
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    Community participation in traditional irrigation scheme rehabilitation projects in Tanzania: report of a collaborative research project

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 2001
    This research article looks at how participatory methods can be used in projects to rehabilitate tradtional irrigation schemes in Tanzania.
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    Gender aspects of urbanisation and natural resource management in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Mazingira Institute, Kenya, 1997
    This paper examines the interactions between urbanisation, environmental management and gender, it asks the following questions:What opportunities and constraints do women and men experience in managing natural resources in an urban context?How do these meet or hinder their practical and strategic needs?
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    Gender inequality, income, and growth: are good times good for women?

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    This paper asks what macroeconomic data reveal about three specific questions:is lower investment in girls' education simply an efficient economic choice for developing countries?does gender inequality reflect different social or cultural preferences about gender roles?is there evidence of market failures that may lead to under-investment in girls, failures that may decline as coun

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