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Ensuring African women’s access to justice: engendering rights for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan AfricaNordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2019About half of the people of Sub-Saharan Africa live below the poverty line, and 80 per cent of them are women. Their access to justice is guaranteed by international and domestic laws. But these laws mean little or nothing without government support and adequate funding. This policy note offers recommendations on how to secure access to justice.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2019is collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research explores the need for a holistic approach to social protection moving beyond a framing of poverty alleviation as primarily being about access to the traditional labour market and cash transfers to encompass a broader range of considerations. Explores research from Bangladesh, Malawi, Lesotho, South Africa and Rwanda.Document
Women’s agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia: From pathways to a cross-disciplinary, grounded analytical frameworkFood Policy, 2019This systematic review examines the impact of women’s work in agriculture on maternal and child nutrition in South Asia. Building on previous reviews supported under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) consortium, and recent published literature, it includes findings from new LANSA research.Document
Factors associated with catch‐up growth in early infancy in rural Pakistan: a longitudinal analysis of the women's work and nutrition StudyWiley Online Library, 2018The adverse health impacts of early infant stunting can be partially ameliorated by early catch‐up growth. Few studies have examined predictors of and barriers to catch‐up growth to identify intervention points for improving linear growth during infancy. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of, and factors associated with, catch‐up growth among infants in Pakistan.DocumentWarwick University, 2018In this paper, the author investigates how binary framings of women’s identity have influenced struggles for women’s rights and the interpretations of the relationship between Islam and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018This paper is an analysis of findings from a study of women’s political voice in Pakistan under the A4EA Research Programme. It is based on mixed methods, drawing together archival and secondary sources, qualitative interviews with activists, politicians and key informants, and the findings of an online survey with women parliamentarians.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Tax collection has historically – in Africa and in the rest of the world – been very much a male preserve. The situation is changing. Partly because of changes in the ways in which taxes are collected, women are entering the profession in increasing numbers. In Africa, they are still very much in the minority.Document
The value of mobilizing local resources for women’s rights in the global south and east: case studies of ten women’s fundsProspera - International Network of Women's Funds, 2015New research by Mama Cash, the International Network of Women’s Funds, and the International Human Rights Funders Group explores the role of resource mobilisation in expanding local support for women’s rights and strengthening local cultures of philanthropy in the Global South and East.Document
Women’s empowerment mitigates the negative effects of low production diversity on maternal and child nutrition in NepalTaylor and Francis Group, 2015We use household survey data from Nepal to investigate relationships between women’s empowerment in agriculture and production diversity on maternal and child dietary diversity and anthropometric outcomes.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2018Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in spite of this, unsafe abortion continues to contribute to high rates of maternal mortality. Stigma, poverty, conscientious objectors, and lack of knowledge all contribute to why many adolescent girls and women do not and cannot access safe abortions in Zambia.