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- 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.DocumentWorld Bank, 1999This article studies how men and women may be affected differently by major economic reforms and, especially, by public sector downsizing.The article:uses employment data to assess the prospects for women to get salaried jobsestimates Mincerian equations to predict how reforms could affect the gender gap in labor earningsit analyzes the correlation between female employment andDocumentUN Economic Commission for Africa, 2000This book contains 42 speeches organised in six clusters. The speeches were delivered in the four-year period from February 1996 to February 2000 to disparate audiences in venues around the world. The first cluster deals with the dimensions of development and with the structural underpinnings of economic growth.DocumentSouthern African Migration Project, 2001This paper draws attention to the need for a gender analysis of the South African government’s proposed new policy on international migration, by identifying a number of areas of implicit gender discrimination.DocumentPolicy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 1996Does improving the conditions of workers in Indonesia require government interventions?Indonesia's rapid, broadly based pattern of growth has led to a spectacular reduction in poverty in the past 25 years.