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- OrganisationThe Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is South Africa’s leading sex worker human rights organisation.
Sectoral shifts, diversification, regional unemployment on the eve of revolution in Tunisia: a sequential spatial panel approachEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015This paper investigates how sectoral shifts and industry specialisation patterns have influenced Tunisian labour market performance in the recent past years.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015This Policy Perspective argues that active labor market policies, such as public employment schemes, wage subsidies, job search assistance, and skills training have not been effective in improving the quantity or quality of employment for youth in the Middle East and North Africa region and will likely not be very effective in the future.DocumentSmall Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2015Research has found strong reasons to emphasise women’s economic empowerment in developing programs: firstly, economic empowerment is one of the most powerful routes for women to achieve their potential and advance their rights; secondly, since women make up the majority of the world’s poor, meeting poverty-reduction goals requires addressing women and their economic empowerment; thirdly, discriDocument
Gender, enterprise ownership, and labor allocation in MENA: the roles of Islam, oil, and government policiesEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015This paper documents a relatively low share of women among small and medium enterprise (SME) owners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This phenomenon appears to be related to the low female labour force participation (LFP) rates commonly observed in the region.Document
How does reducing years of compulsory schooling affect education and labor market outcomes in a developing country?Economic Research Foundation, India, 2015At the end of the 1980’s, Egypt introduced a policy change to its pre-university education system where the years of primary education decreased from six to five, reducing the overall years of compulsory education from nine to eight.DocumentInternational Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2014Besides scaling up and improving the operationalisation of the initiatives designed to offer credit, work opportunities and vocational training to the youth, the BRICS nations, like all the nations of the globe, are faced with the pressing duty of finding means of including the youth productively in the labour market, in ways that genuinely represent the ambitions of this stage in the lifecycleDocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2012The current dominant understanding of prostitution within some governments and within international organisations that provide policy guidance and recommendations to governments is based on the conceptual conflation of ‘human trafficking’ with ‘prostitution’ and ‘sexual exploitation.’ This conflation bears critical thinking, as lawmakers endeavour to use humaDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This case study explores economic, legal and social issues that affect sex workers, with a particular focus on the role of poverty in sex workers' lives and the potential for poverty alleviation policies and programmes to help lift as many sex workers as possible out of poverty in order to reduce the exploitation, illness and violence associated with their work.Document
Is Scale-Up of Community Mobilisation among Sex Workers Really Possible in Complex Urban Environments? The Case of Mumbai, India.PLoS ONE, 2015In the last decade, community mobilisation (CM) interventions targeting female sex workers (FSWs) have been scaled-up in India’s national response to the HIV epidemic. This included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Avahan programme which adopted a business approach to plan and manage implementation at scale.