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King Baudouin Foundation;
The report provides guidance to donors funding projects to help those affected by HIV/AIDS in those countries. It highlights the extent of the pandemic, resulting needs, types of responses and the outcomes of interventions carried out by a wide spectrum of donors, including private individuals, companies and grantmakers. The report is a useful resource for newcomers to the subject as well as for experienced funders, which can treat the guide as a starting point for debate and further research.
Adolescent Girls' Advocacy and Leadership Initiative;
This document presents research, which investigates economic empowerment strategies for adolescent girls, analyzing data from a wide array of initiatives. It focuses on the three primary strategies used to promote adolescent girls' economic empowerment: (1) Financial Services Strategies, which include microcredit, youth savings initiatives, and financial literacy education; (2) Employment Strategies, which include vocational training and initiatives focusing on the school-to-work transition; and (3) Life-Skills and Social Support Strategies, which include creating social networks and providing reproductive health and gender equity training. The report identifies key findings from the field and develops recommendations to inform future program development for civil society organizations and funders working in the field of adolescent girls' economic empowerment.
Girl Effect, The;
This article presents the girl effect and its movement. It's about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world. It's about making girls visible and changing their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific, powerful and relevant resources. Here on girleffect.org you'll find the information and tools you need to unleash the girl effect. You'll discover case studies that show the girl effect in action, plus toolkits, images, videos and insights documents to download and use in your own work. And this is just the start. ?Take our content. Use it. Share it. Join the movement. Change the world. (Example of resources on site: Presentation on "Empowering Girls with Economic Assets" -- http://www.girleffect.org/explore/empowering-girls-with-economic-assets/deck-empowering-girls-with-the-right-assets)
Rwanda Women's Network;
The report represents the results of a study with the objectives to identify women experiencing challenges in securing access and control over land, document their experiences in fighting for these rights, identify impediments to fair settlements of land disputes involving women and together with the women, devise strategies to enforce and protect women's rights to land ownership as provided under the statutory law.
African Development Bank (AfDB);
This study focuses on labor outcomes of women and youth?the former have moved into low-quality employment, while the latter have high rates of underemployment. Labor market outcomes are examined through geographic analysis and a study of factors affecting employment at the individual level. The analysis is based on cross-sectional data collected by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). The study uses the two most recent waves of the nationally representative household surveys for 2005/06 and 2010/11. The other source was the 2010 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey. The methods used to meet the study objectives were a literature review of previous work on the Rwandan labor market, participation profiling via a descriptive analysis, and econometric analysis of determinants of employment outcomes.
Simon Fraser University;
This project seeks to examine the root cause of gender barriers preventing the majority of women in Rwanda from benefitting from economic opportunities despite access to such opportunities and strong political support for gender equality.
Rwanda Women's Network;
This document includes strategic objectives to increase the economic capacity of vulnerable women, OVC and their families to meet basic needs and lead dignified lives.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);
This document presents a report on gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment.There's no debate about the importance of women for rural economic growth and poverty reduction. They fill many crucial roles, as farmers, wage labourers and small-scale entrepreneurs, as well as caretakers of children and the elderly. Rural women have the potential to lift their households and communities out of poverty. But they are hampered by persistent gender inequities that limit their access to decent work, which they need as a vehicle for economic empowerment, social advancement and political participation.Policymakers and researchers seeking to respond to this situation are hindered by gaps in data and analysis. Recognition of this need led our three agencies to organize a technical workshop on the gender dimensions of rural employment, held 31 March to 2 April 2009. It sought answers to important but rarely addressed questions: What do we know exactly about the gender dimensions of agricultural and non-farm rural employment? What are the gaps in data and research? Are there examples of good practices that could be used to address gender inequalities through national policies? This report on the outcomes of the workshop is a first step in providing guidance to policy makers, researchers and development practitioners in developing countries and the international community.
World Bank, The;
This document presents gender equality as smart economics. Launched in 2007, the World Bank Group Action Plan -- Gender Equality as Smart Economics (GAP) aimed to advance women?s economic empowerment by redefining the way the Bank does business in the economic sectors. The GAP focused on increasing women?s access and participation in four key markets: labor, land and agriculture, private sector development and finance, and infrastructure, which underpins access to all markets. It spanned a four-year timeframe and four main action areas: operations; results-based initiatives; research, impact evaluation and statistics; and communications. This fourth and last annual progress report summarizes the main accomplishments of the World Bank Group Gender Action Plan "Gender Equality as Smart Economics" (GAP) over the four years (2007-2010) and discusses lessons learned and remaining challenges to further institutionalize gender mainstreaming at the Bank. The report reviews initial conditions and changes over the period (section II); summarizes GAP resource mobilization and governance (III), and accomplishments and lessons learned (sections IV and V), and outlines the challenges and next steps (section IV).
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW);
This document presents ICRWs initial (qualitative) evaluation of the Goldman Sachs "10,000 Women" initiative in India to identify early results of the program on women entrepreneurs' business skills, practices and growth. Launched in 2008, the initiative?aims to provide 10,000 women who run small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high-quality business and management skills training.
This study aims to understand the economic barriers and constraints facing adolescent girls in Rwanda, as well as the opportunities for building assets, increasing empowerment, and tackling discriminatory institutions so that girls can better access and benefit from viable opportunities.
It delivers a situational analysis with recommendations that inform the design of programmes for creating economic empowerment for adolescent girls.
World Solidarity (WSM);
The article analyses the comparative system of social protection between two country.