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The role of culture and media as key-instruments for the evolution of mentalities

> IEMed contributions to the Anna Lindh Foundation preparatory document, Barcelona, 2nd March 2006, 30 p (pdf)

This document is the result of a specific request made by the European Commission to the Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures, which objectives are to fight against stereotypes, to promote dialogue and to contribute to the change of mentalities in favour of gender equality. From the several contributions requested by the European Commission the subject of gender is no doubt the most transversal between the North and the South of the Mediterranean, and though the legal (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 April 2007

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Gender and desertification : expanding roles for women to restore drylands

The livelihoods of over 1.2 billion people inhabiting dryland areas in 110 countries are currently threatened by drought and desertification. Over the past 23 years, IFAD has committed over US$3.5 billion to support dryland development and combat land degradation in developing countries. Of IFAD-supported projects, 70% assist pastoralists and small farmers in ecologically fragile, marginal environments such as rangelands and rainfed croplands through small-scale irrigation, agroforestry, (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 February 2007

SCHMID Dorothée

European community aid policy and pratice on governance and democracy in Morocco

> Morocco Governance Research Report, One World Action, february 2006, 71 p. (pdf)

Morocco is widely considered as the leading avant-garde for democratic transition in the Mediterranean region. Indeed a wind of liberty has been blowing in the country since the beginning of the post-Hassan II era in 1999. Important reforms have recently been undertaken - some with a high symbolical value, such as the updating of the family code (Mudawana) in an appeased political context. Pluralist elections were held and freedom of speech has substantially improved. At present, the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 7 February 2007

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Landless women, hopeless women ? Gender, land and decentralisation in Niger

> Women’s social exclusion from productive resources in Niger

This paper is a summary of a case study on gender, land and decentralisation. It addresses how women in rural areas of Niger deal with pressure on land within changing agricultural production systems. A separate focus is on women’s land rights, and the strategies they use to capitalise on these rights. The study is based on four main assumptions: increasing human pressure on land is changing dominant modes of access to land leading to the exclusion of women from agricultural production the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 11 January 2007


The State of the world’s children 2007 : women and children, the double dividend of gender equality

> The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2006, 160 p.

The State of the World’s Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives - and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women’s rights will ultimately produce a double dividend : advancing the rights of both women and children. Read the full (...) read

date of on-line publication : 12 December 2006

Euro-mediterranean human rights network (EMHRN)

Achieving gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region : change is possible and necessary

In 2002 the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) issued a report on Integration of Women’s Rights from the Middle East and North Africa into the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. It provided a context for understanding the dynamics that hinder and promote women’s rights in the region. The current report Achieving gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region : change is possible and necessary revisits the key areas of discrimination against gender equality: family laws, penal and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2006

The gender digital divide in francophone Africa : a harsh reality

> Enda Editions, Etudes et Recherches, n°244, Dakar, 2005, 90 p. (...)

"The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa : A Harsh Reality" is part of the French-language series "Etudes et recherches" published by ENDA. These occasional papers are series of monographs, published as a supplement to the journal African environment - Environmental studies and regional planning bulletin. This document presents the main results of the research on the "Gender digital divide in Francophone Africa : data and indicators", which was carried out in 2004-2005 by the Gender and ICT Network (Réseau genre et TIC), with the sponsorship of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) based in Ottawa, Canada.
The "Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa" research project, undertaken by the Gender and ICT Network, found that women overall have one chance in three less than men of benefiting from the African Information Society in the six countries included in the study (Benin, Burkina FasoBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal). Furthermore, any connection between gender and ICT issues is largely unrecognised. The quantitative and qualitative evidence presented by the research, which justifies the alarms raised by gender specialists within the information society, appeals to public and civil society policymakers to implement actions towards a more inclusive and fair society in terms of gender.


date of on-line publication : 3 November 2006

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