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- DocumentPopulation Council, USA, 2000In order to address the issue of education is Bangladesh being affordable only for the wealthy. This paper comments on incentive programmes by the government and assesses the effects of these programmes on the lives of boys and girls. One scheme provides wheat to the parents of poor primary-school girls and boys, the other offers scholarship money to female secondary- school students.DocumentUnited Nations Development Fund for Women, 2000Book consists of three chapters that trace women's involvement in peace-building from grassroots community activism to formal political negotiations. Chapter One provides an overview of the obstacles women have faced and the strategies they have adopted in their efforts to reach the peace table.DocumentCentre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, 2000The emphasis of this paper is to critically assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the participation and empowerment approach.DocumentUnited Nations Development Fund for Women, 2000This document reviews the wide-ranging series of actions taken in response to the recommendations of the 1996 Machel Report. Many of the significant achievements are woven into this text, which constitutes an early summary of a book that will be published in early 2001.DocumentUnited Nations Development Fund for Women, 2000This UNIFEM report explores the power of collective action in ending violence against women, using case studies from seven countries. Chapter one looks at projects in Kenya, Nigeria and Honduras that established support networks and community-based mechanisms to change behavioural and cultural patterns.DocumentUnited Nations Development Fund for Women, 2001Despite advances in the international rights regime, persistent discrimination evident in the customary laws which regulate women's status in most traditional societies was a constant factor across cultural, social and political divides.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2000This paper addresses economic mobility as it pertains to labour markets in KwaZulu-Natal using the KwaZulu Income Dynamics Study (KIDS) data. It adopts both univariate and multivariate techniques.DocumentWorld Bank, 2001Using household-level data specifically collected for the purpose of evaluation, this paper empirically evaluates the impact on household income of a rural program in China that focuses on increasing women’s economic and social participation in the local community.Findings:the program substantially increases women’s participation and household income, and also generates positiveDocumentInternational Center for Research on Women, USA, 2000The platform for Action adopted at Beijing outlined 12 critical areas of concern as necessary for advancing the status of women.DocumentWorld Bank, 2001Using household data specifically collected for the purpose of evaluation, this paper evaluates the impact on household income of a rural program in China that focuses on increasing women's economic and social participation in the local community.The paper finds that the program substantially increases women's participation and household income, and also generates positive social benefits.