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Women Keen to Ease Greenhouse Effect on Their Ability to Provide

A successful entrepreneurial programme in the north of Namibia that infuses farming practices with gender-responsive environmentalism may serve as a model for other countries on the African continent.


The state of food and agriculture

This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture addresses Women in agriculture: closing the gender gap for development.


Mexican Fisherwomen Organise Against Climate Change

Every night, Adlemi Marrufo goes out to catch bait crabs used to fish for octopus in this small seaside town and others along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, as part of a women's cooperative that is working to adapt to and fight climate change.


Brazilian 'Daisies' Press Rights of Rural and Forest Labor

Brazilian women who work in rural areas and forests are pressing their campaign for legal and land rights. Last month, President Dilma Rousseff, a self-proclaimed ally, promised them floating health clinics for rural rivers and stronger enforcement of labor standards.


Time to speak out about the silent crisis - years of work on equal pay and gender equality under threat

At its annual meeting, the European Federation of Public Service Unions’ (EPSU) Women and Gender Equality Committee, debated the impact that the economic crisis and the austerity policies being imposed by Governments across Europe are having on women workers in the public sector and on gender equality generally.


Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 update

In August 2010, the ILO published the Global Employment Trends for Youth: Special issue on the impact of the global economic crisis on youth [GET Youth 2010]. The report presented an analysis of the latest available world and regional aggregates of key labour market indicators for young people aged 15 to 24 years, with a specific focus on how young people fared in the face of the recent global economic crisis.


Underpaid and overworked: A cross-national perspective on care workers

This article defines paid care work and explains why it has become an important arena for research and policy.


Text of the convention concerning decent work for domestic workers

Provisional Record
One hundredth Session, Geneva, 2011


Export Processing Zones

WILPF's EPZ project and the EPZ data base


Bearing the brunt, leading the response Women and the global economic crisis

This collection of stories, articles and case studies from individuals, unions and NGOs shows just how deeply the global economic crisis has affected women all over the world.



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