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Older Women’s Economic Empowerment: A review of the literature

Resources - Author: Lucia Rost / Year: 2018

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised, leaving them invisible to...

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Between Work and Care: Older women’s economic empowerment

Resources - Author: Abigail Hunt, Emma Samman, Fiona Samuels, Georgia Plank, Lucia Rost / Year: 2018

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised, leaving them invisible to...

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Effects of foreign debt and other related financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights (A/73/179)

Resources - Author: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky / Year: 2018

In the present report, the Independent Expert discusses the impact of economic reforms, in particular austerity and fiscal consolidation measures, on women’s human rights. He argues that the prevailing current economic system is based on various forms of gender discrimination. The value of unpaid work and its contribution to...

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An Employment Right- Standard Provisions for Working Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Resources - Author: Anna Lee Fos-Tuvera, Jane Aeberhard-Hodges, Ludo McFerran / Year: 2018

In many countries the majority of those experiencing domestic violence are in paid employment. Maintaining employment and economic independence is a critical pathway to reducing the impacts of domestic violence of homelessness and unemployment. Yet, the workplace is not firmly part of an integrated global response to reducing the...

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A contemporary view of ‘family’ in international human rights law and implications for the SDGs

Resources - Author: Magdalena Sepúlveda / Year: 2018

This paper examines the interplay between the obligations related to the ‘family’ that States have assumed through various human rights treaties adopted over the decades, and the recent commitments undertaken under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. International human rights instruments recognize the ‘family; as the fundamental unit of society...

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Women’s Right to Housing in Cases of Domestic Violence in the United Kingdom

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Body: Supreme Court of the United Kingdom / Year: 2011

UK Court expands definition of domestic violence in context of housing rights The Supreme Court of the UK confirmed that the legal definition of the word ‘violence’ expands beyond physical contact, to encompass emotional and psychological as well as financial abuse, for the purposes of being classified as homeless...

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The Impact on Women of Recession and Austerity

Resources - Year: 2015

This report looks at how women have fared through recession and austerity. It finds that while progress on some headline measures of gender equality has continued – the employment and pay gap have continued to narrow, for example – some women are facing new hardships and barriers to...

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The Gendered Effects of Air Pollution on Labour Supply

Resources - Author: Guillermo Montt / Year: 2018

Air pollution affects workers’ ability to work by damaging their own health, but also by damaging the health of their dependents. This paper draws on 20 years of air pollution and employment data from Santiago, Chile, a highly polluted metropolis, particularly in fall and winter months. The paper finds...

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Equality Act 2010

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat...

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Reproductive Health Policy

Legal depository - Country: Fiji /

The purpose of this Policy & Strategy document is to outline policy statements of the Ministry of Health in support of Reproductive Health including maternal and neonatal health, demonstrating its contribution to the achievement of improved health and wellbeing in Fiji. It maps out a framework of key strategic...

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Women at work: addressing the gaps

Resources - Author: Carolina Robino, Raquel Tebaldi / Year: 2018

Despite progress in education and health worldwide, women still face significant barriers to engage as full economic citizens. There are significant gender gaps in wages and labour market participation. In many cases, women also face barriers and lack the assets needed to become entrepreneurs. These inequalities remain large, persistent...

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Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

Resources - Author: Dorothea Hoehtker, Eileen Boris, Susan Zimmermann / Year: 2018

This edited volume asks: what was the role of women’s networks in shaping ILO policies and what were the gendered meanings of international labour law in a world of uneven and unequal development? Women’s ILO explores issues like equal remuneration, home-based labour and social welfare internationally and in places...

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