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State policies and women's autonomy in China, India, and the Republic of Korea, 1950-2000: lessons from contrasting experiencesPolicy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 2000This 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).DocumentBradford Centre for International Development, UK, 1999This 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.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 1999This 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.DocumentBRIDGE, 1999Bibliography 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 mainstreDocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2000Presenting 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 nDocument
The State of World Population Report 2000: Lives Together, Worlds Apart. Men and Women in a Time of ChangeUnited Nations Population Fund, 2000Report 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 betDocument
Community participation in traditional irrigation scheme rehabilitation projects in Tanzania: report of a collaborative research projectEconomic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 2001This research article looks at how participatory methods can be used in projects to rehabilitate tradtional irrigation schemes in Tanzania.DocumentMazingira Institute, Kenya, 1997This 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?DocumentGendernet, World Bank, 1999This 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 counDocumentGendernet, World Bank, 2000This 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.