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Conditionality and Human Rights

Expert commentaries - Date: 19 May 2014 / Author: Guy Standing

Across the world, states have made binding commitments under international human rights law to do what they can to ensure all their population attains its basic material needs. And yet, governments in numerous countries have been introducing so-called conditional cash transfer schemes (CCTs) based on the imposition of forms...

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Conditionalities, Cash and Gender Relations

Expert commentaries - Date: 1 May 2014 / Author: Maxine Molyneux

Is the empowerment of women through conditional cash transfers illusory as women are ‘empowered’ by these programmes only as the nodal points receiving cash for the family and not as independent persons with their own economic, social and cultural rights? First, it is important to distinguish between the positive...

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Social Protection and Human Rights