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    Violence Against Older People: The Gender Dimension

    HelpAge International, 2000
    An estimated 500 women are murdered very year in Tanzania after being accused of witchcraft, and many are driven from their homes and communities. Many are older women, who are used as scapegoats for family misfortune. Belief in witchcraft is embedded in African ancient history and remains strong despite modernisation and development.
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    Widowhood and Older Women

    HelpAge International, 2000
    Widows in India comprise 8 percent of the female population, with 64 percent aged over 80 years. As in other countries, there are many more widows than widowers because more men die before their wives, and widowed men are much more likely to remarry. This study shows that women become economically and socially isolated upon the death of their husband.
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    Gender Inequalities in Primary Schooling: The Roles of Poverty and Adverse Cultural Practices

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    The roles of poverty and 'adverse cultural practices' in perpetuating the gender gap in primary education evident in many developing countries are explored in this paper. It investigates whether variations in terms of the gender gap can be explained by a country's level of development.
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    Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence, June 10th & 11th 1999, the World Bank, Washington DC

    World Bank, 1999
    Does violence have a gender' What is the impact of armed conflict and political violence on relations between men and women' The World Bank organised a conference to discuss issues of gender and violence and the importance of integrating a gender approach when dealing with conflict situations.
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    Gender Issues in Disaster: Selected Readings

    Gender and Disaster Network, 1998
    Disasters impact upon women and men in different ways, hence they have specific needs, priorities and coping strategies. It is important to take such differences into account when policies and programmes are designed and planned.
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    Women and War

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 2000
    What impact has war on women and what are their specific needs' What is the international law doing to protect them' This article written by the person responsible for the ICRC's Project on Women and War draws attention to the various ways in which women experience conflict.
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    Widowhood and Armed Conflict: Challenges Faced and Strategies Forward

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 1999
    Armed conflicts in many parts of the world have left a large number of widows. This has a major impact on the lives of those women and on society in general. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Australian Red Cross organised a workshop on widowhood as part of the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, held in November 1999.
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    Empowering the Next Generation: Girls of the Maqattam Garbage Settlement

    Population Council, 1998
    Lessons learned from interventions aimed at extending employment opportunities and broader social roles to adolescent girls in the settlement of Maqattam (on the outskirts of Cairo) are the focus of this publication. Livelihoods of Maqattam families are directly or indirectly linked to garbage collection and sorting, and almost half of households have adolescent daughters.
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    Incentives Help Delay Marriage Among Bangladeshi Girls

    Population Council, 2000
    In an attempt to boost rural education, the Bangladesh government introduced two school incentive programmes in 1994. One provides wheat to parents of poor primary school age boys and girls, and the other offers scholarships to female secondary students. This report analyses the significant effects these schemes have had on girls' and boys' lives.
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    Engendering Development: Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources and Voice

    World Bank, 2001
    Why, in no region of the developing world, are women equal to men in legal, social and economic rights, especially when the costs of inequality harm everyone' This policy research report by the World Bank focuses on the broad economic and social implications of gender issues in the South, examining the conceptual and empirical links between gender, public policy, and development outcomes.

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