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Cultivating rural women’s economic empowerment (Asia)
22 Mar 2018
Rural women remain at the margins of development, particularly regarding access to productive resources, decent work and their disproportionate burden of Unpaid Care Work.ActionAid research...
Gender Sensitive Access to Markets: A training handbook
7 Mar 2018
Women’s access to markets remains a significant challenge for many of the groups that ActionAid works with. Women face multiple barriers and inequalities to accessing markets, which are often...
Making tax work for girls’ education: How and why governments can reduce tax incentives to invest more in girls’ education.
26 Jan 2018
We are launching these documents at the Global Partnership for Education replenishment meeting in Senegal in February 2018. The Global Partnership for Education has set an important example in...
Policy Brief: Incorporation of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Unpaid Care Work into regional polices: South Asia
31 Jul 2017
A case for centring Unpaid Care Work within regional frameworks The promotion of women’s economic empowerment is an issue that is being increasingly focused on by different actors and policies...
Policy Brief: Incorporation of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Unpaid Care Work into regional polices: Africa
31 Jul 2017
Time to start caring – how ignoring Unpaid Care Work is holding back economic empowerment of Africa’s rural women Agriculture accounts on average for one third of Africa’s GDP and women make up...
No Place To Go: How unregulated investments are worsening land, gender and food security inequalities in South East Asia
6 Dec 2017
Leaders from Southeast Asia are meeting in Manila in November 2017 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN leaders will have the chance to...
Whose City? An evaluation of urban safety for women in 10 countries
30 Nov 2017
The New Urban Agenda agreed at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (also called Habitat III) in Quito, October 2016, guides nation states, city and regional...
Responsible governance of tenure must be gender sensitive
The livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, particularly the rural poor, are heavily dependent on secure and equitable access to and control over land and natural resources which are in turn...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 22:00
Food & land rights
Women as “underutilized assets”
A critical review of IMF advice on female labour force participation and fiscal consolidationBy virtually every global measure, women are disadvantaged relative to men. Access to decent work is...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 13:01
Women as “underutilized assets”: A critical review of IMF advice on female labour force participation and fiscal consolidation
10 Oct 2017
Deeply-embedded patriarchal norms mean that women have a dual role in the economy: productive and reproductive. This reality – and the failure of governments, businesses and institutions to recognise...