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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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    Toward a feminist politics?: the Indian women’s movement in historical perspective

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    This paper explores the negotiation and conflict between patriarchy and the women's movement, and its role in the constitution of the nation-state in India. It examines two debates that have rocked the women's movement and Indian society: over the Uniform Civil Code and the proposed reservation for women of seats in legislative bodies.
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    Gender perspectives on landmines

    United Nations [UN] Department for Disarmament Affairs, 2001
    Paper assesses the five pillars of UN mine action:mine awarenessdeminingvictim assistanceadvocacy for a global banstockpile destructionPaper states that gender perspectives should be included in all activities, including:assessing landmine and monitoring the landmine threattracking landmine injuriesdesigning assistance programmes for victims of la
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    Grandmothers and granddaughters: old age pension and intra-household allocation in South Africa

    National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, 2000
    This paper studies whether the impact of a cash transfer on child nutritional status is affected by the gender of its recipient. In the early 1990's, the benefits and coverage of the South African social pension program were expanded for the black population.
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    Seeking protection: addressing sexual and domestic violence in Tanzania's refugee camps

    Human Rights Watch, 2000
    Documents UNHCR's and the Tanzanian host government's failure to address violence against women refugees in a timely and effective manner, despite ample evidence that women's lives were in danger in their homes and in the general camp community.Recommendations:UNHCR needs to ensure a more institutionalised response if it is to address consistently and effectively the protection n

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