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Gender Equality : Progress and Challenges worldwide

In its latest World Development Report released in September 2011, the World Bank recognises again that gender equality is smart economics – and that it matters for development. Image source: http://www.worldbank.org With women now representing 40% of the global labour … Continue reading

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Empowering women by microfinance!?

Against the background of an increasing feminization of poverty in the developing world, microfinance programs represent important means for promoting women’s empowerment. However, most of these programs are only focussed on individual and purely economic empowerment but do not involve … Continue reading

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Gender Equality – THE cross-cutting issue for development

The World Bank tackles the goal of bringing a gender perspective to the analysis and design of development policies. Development objectives like reducing poverty and hunger, improving children’s access to education and health, reducing child and maternal mortality and combating … Continue reading

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World Bank: more action on gender inequality needed

The World Bank is calling on governments to address gender inequality as part of their socio-economic policies. The bank’s director of poverty reduction and economic management, Ana Revenga, told a seminar in Bangkok recently that there had been major improvements … Continue reading

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ILO Code of Practice on safety and health in agriculture beneficial for women

Experts representing workers, employers and governments, meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO), have adopted a new draft Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Agriculture designed to improve working conditions in agriculture which employs some one billion workers … Continue reading

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