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Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 framework

SMEE, Sharon
WOODROFFE, Jessica
January 2013

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"To achieve real and sustainable change, the post- 2015 framework must focus on the social transformations required to eradicate poverty and empower the most marginalised and excluded people. This report argues that such transformation cannot happen without tackling the underlying causes of gender inequality which, in turn, will not be successful without the political will and resources that a standalone goal on gender equality can provide"

Effective poverty reduction and empowering women : a win-win situation?|CCTs in Latin America

HERZOG, Karolin
October 2011

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"Building on the conceptual issues surrounding the discussion of the feminisation of anti-poverty programmes and its translation into CCTs (Conditional cash transfer programmes), this paper therefore calls for more deliberately gender-sensitive programme designs to address women's capabilities for income generation and for the inclusion of men in order to transform gender relations and create more equality"
Discussion papers on social protection, Issue No 12

Girls count : a global investment & action agenda

LEVINE, Ruth
et al
2008

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"This report is about why and how to put girls at the center of development - to invest in adolescent girls in developing countries. It is about how the health of economies and families depends on protecting the rights of and fostering opportunities for today's girls. It is about how far girls in many developing countries have come over the past two decades - but how far we remain from a world in which girls’ human rights are acknowledged, respected, and protected and in which young women are able to realize their potential to contribute to sustained economic and social progress. "This report calls for a long overdue dialogue among high-level decisionmakers about actions that governments, civil society organizations, development agencies, and the private sector can and should take now"

Ripple effects or deliberate intentions?|Assessing linkages between women's empowerment and childhood poverty

JONES, Nicola
MUKHERJEE, Madhuri
GALAB, S
May 2007

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This paper looks at the impact of women's empowerment on child poverty and well-being. It includes an overview of theoretical literature on women's empowerment and inter-generational poverty transmissions; outlines the research methodology used; presents the findings from research in four districts of Andhra Pradesh; and sets out the conclusions and policy recommendations

Famos check guide and methods : a gender-based service quality check for supporting small enterprises

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
2006

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The 'Female And Male Operated Small enterprises' (FAMOS) check is an ILO tool for completing a self-check of one's own organisation to identify opportunities for improvement in the way in which an organization reaches out to and serves both women and men. The check is usually completed by an internal team with support from external facilitators. The guide aims to provide a new perspective and a systematic assessment of targeting and serving men and women entrepreneurs, their needs and their potentialities. This document is useful for business support agencies, financial institutions and government agencies

Improve your exhibiting skills : a training guide (IYES)

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO)
2005

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This guide aims to enhance the contribution of women entrepreneurs in creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities and ultimately in reducing poverty. It provides practical topic related sessions and handouts to support women’s business development and entrepreneurship. It would be useful for people interested in women's entrepreneurship

Gender mainstreaming in poverty eradication and the Millennium Development Goals : a handbook for policy makers and other stakeholders

KABEER, Naila
2003

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This evidence-based book argues that gender equality merits specific attention from policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders. It describes how gender manifests itself in economic analyses, geographical analyses, institutions and household and income inequality. It then links gender equality with family well-being, empowerment and human development. Finally, it discusses gender equity goals and the policy process

Supporting women’s livelihoods : microfinance that works for the majority|A guide to best practices

BURJORJEE, Deena M
DESHPANDE, Rani
WEIDEMANN, C Jean
January 2002

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This guide presents practical information about the role of microfinance in funding women's livelihood activities, as well as the benefit to family units. The guide is organised into six topic-related parts, highlighting case studies and key points. It would be useful for donors and practitioners who are interested in microfinance programmes for women

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