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    Violent conflict, poverty and chronic poverty

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2002
    An overview of the literatures on chronic poverty and conflict, mapping out current policy debates and identify areas for future research.Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, over four million people have been killed in internal and regionalised forms of conflict. It is estimated that one third of the world's population is exposed to armed conflict.
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    Chronic poverty in India: overview study

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2002
    This paper tries to summarise the current state of knowledge about chronic poverty in India and identify the agenda for further research. An overview of the trends in incidence of income poverty in India is provided so as to place chronic poverty in context.It views chronic poverty in terms of severity, extended duration and multidimensional deprivation.
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    Report on Integration in Africa (ARIA) 2002

    UN Economic Commission for Africa, 2002
    Summary of the draft report, which aims to establish the analytical tools, methods, and benchmarks for tracking integration in Africa's subregions.
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    Business and human rights: a geography of corporate risk

    International Business Leaders Forum, 2002
    Series of seven detailed world maps, which depict where human rights abuses and violations exist and where leading North American and European multinational companiess are at risk of being associated with them.
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    Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) approach: main findings

    Poverty Reduction Strategies and PRSPs, PovertyNet, World Bank, 2002
    Summary of findings from official review of PRSP processes.
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    Livelihoods Research: some conceptual and methodological issues

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2001
    Review of conceptual and methodological issues in the pursuit of livelihoods research, with particular reference to southern Africa.Disparate and partly overlapping frameworks of investigation are outlined, with an emphasis on three key questionshow is empirical research at the micro-level related to analysis of the structural, historical and institutional elements of the macro-context?
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    Cool Your Head, Man: Results from an Action-research Initiative to Engage Young Men in Preventing Gender-based Violence in Favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Oxfam, 2002
    How can men challenge gender violence? This was the question explored in an action research project by the Instituto PROMUNDO, a Brazilian NGO. To start with, focus group discussions were held. Each group was made up of 8-10 young men.
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    Islamic Feminism: What's in a Name?

    Al-Ahram Weekly, 2002
    What is Islamic feminism? Islamic feminism's key argument is that Islam's fundamental and central holy text, the Qu'ran, affirms the equality of all human beings. However, the interpretation of this text has been patriarchal. Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and the reported, but not always authentic, sayings and deeds of the Prophet Mohamed, (hadith) have also been used to defend patriarchy.
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    Religious Perspectives of Sexuality: a Resource Guide (with summary chart: Religion, Sexuality and Public Policy: Overview of World religions)

    Park Ridge Centre USA, 2001
    Why is it important to understand the religious dimension of issues such as reproductive health, marriage and family, adolescent sexuality, homosexuality and the role of women? For many people sexuality cannot be separated from a religious context, and their values have an impact on policy.
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    Kosovo and the changing face of humanitarian action

    Collegium for Development Studies, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, 2001
    Proceedings from the conference Kosovo and the Changing Face of Humanitarian Action that took place in Uppsala on May 8, 2001. The conference was organised by the Collegium for Development Studies in co-operation with Globkom, the Swedish Parliamentary Commission on Global Development.

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