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76. Women in Movement
  Friday, December 16, 2005  by Admin
  Since the mid-1980s and especially after the early 1990s, womens organizations have increased exponentially throughout Africa as have the arenas in which women have been able to assert their varied concerns. Women are organizing locally and nationally and are networking across the continent on an unprecedented scale. They have in many countries been aggressively using the media to demand their rights in a way not evident in the early 1980s.
77. The new political activism in Africa
  Friday, December 16, 2005  by Admin
  Until the 1990s, it was unheard of for an African woman to run for the presidency of her country. To be sure, Africa had a few female rulers earlier in the twentieth century, but none had been elected. Empress Zauditu, for instance, ruled Ethiopia from 1917 to 1930; Queen-regents Dzeliwe Shongwe (1982–83) and Ntombi Thwala (1983–86) reigned over Swaziland; and Elizabeth Domitien of the Central African Republic was appointed as Africas first female prime minister, serving in 1975–76.
78. New Report Calls for More Credit for African Women Entrepreneurs
  Monday, December 5, 2005  by Admin
  A report released today calls for development policies that help African women entrepreneurs expand their businesses. The study is entitled Support for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs, and it focuses on Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. It was published in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, by the African Development Bank (ADB) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
79. Women Enterpreneurs Vital for African Development
  Monday, December 5, 2005  by Admin
  Fostering women entrepreneurship in Africa is crucial for the development of the continent, the African Development Bank said on Wednesday.
At a workshop organized by International Labor Organization (ILO) and African Development Bank (ADB) Pierre Thizier Seya, Resident Representative of ADB country office in Ethiopia,
80. Equipping East African women for leadership and career growth in science
  Monday, December 5, 2005  by Admin
  The Gender & Diversity Program (G&D) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) today announced the first 11 awardees of a new fellowship programme for women crop scientists working in national research institutes and universities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The programme is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and implemented by G&D.
81. The Girl-Child and Government Service Provision
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  Girls continue to suffer from a second-class experience in education, health and other government services in even though old problems of direct discrimination often have been overcome. The reality for girls is that the contextual and cultural issues that gave rise to past discriminations largely remain. Until governments and donors are willing to take seriously these deeply rooted problems, the greater enrolment of girls in schools will not translate into radically improved futures.
82. Researching ICT-Based Enterprise for Women in Developing Countries: A Livelihoods Perspective
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  Often poverty is synonymous with low income but increasingly the multi-dimensionality of poverty has come into focus within the development literature. Sen (2001) identifies four dimensions of poverty such as opportunity (access to markets and employment); capability (access to health and education); security (vulnerability to economic risks and to all forms of violence); and empowerment (power within and beyond the household).
83. Gender expert group on Trade
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  Response to the governments trade and investment white paper 2004: making globalisation a force for good, by the gender expert group on trade. The Department of Trade and Industry of the United Kingdom (UK) recently published its White Paper on Trade and Investment 2004: Making Globalisation a Force for Good (the Paper).
84. Gender and PRSPs: with experiences from Tanzania, Bolivia, Viet Nam and Mozambique
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  This paper covers the PRS process from poverty assessments that help to formulate the poverty diagnosis and strategies for action outlined in the PRSPs to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
In 1999, after recognition of the importance of ‘good’ government policy in reducing poverty , the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) linked access to concessional lending and debt relief to the development of a poverty reduction strategy.
85. Household welfare impacts of mortality of adult females in Southern Africa: Implications for policy and program development
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is increasingly becoming one of the major impediments to sustainable development. Zimbabwe is one of the southern African countries that is severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic which has already reversed hard won national health. At the global level, 46% of the 33.6 million people currently living with HIV/AIDS are women. The trend in the proportion of female living with HIV/AIDS to the total adult population living with HIV/AIDS has increased in the past three years.
86. Tanzanian Women Entrepreneurs in Spearheading Development in the Food Industry
  Saturday, November 12, 2005  by Admin
  The Integrated Training Programme for Women Entrepreneurs in the Food Processing Industry was designed by SIDO and UNIDO. The programme’s main objective is to promote women’s entrepreneurship development in the food processing subsector through the improvement of existing micro enterprises managed by women, and the encouragement of new ventures with a potential to grow into SMEs. It addresses major constraints that affect enterprise operation and growth, through skill development and integrated technical, business and managerial assistance in food processing.
87. Gender ICT: Issues, Implications & Opportunities (Summary of Online Discussions)
  Friday, October 28, 2005  by Admin
  The document presents a summary of the discussions in the online forum. The specific themes for the 3-month forum included: access to ICTs and their use; Information, technology and women empowerment; and Women's campaigns, networks, resources and repositories on ICT. An active discussion around the WSIS process transpired and is documented in the paper.
88. Developing Womens ICT-Based Enterprise: Summary of an International Knowledge-Sharing Workshop
  Friday, October 28, 2005  by Admin
  This report presents the findings from an international workshop on Developing Womens ICT-Based Enterprise attended by 38 participants from South Asia, South-East Asia, Southern Africa, East Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. The report is divided into four main parts: An overview which describes the emerging reality of IT sector enterprises being run by women in developing countries which are delivering direct developmental benefits from use of ICTs; something that many e-development projects fail to do.
89. Researching Womens ICT-Based Enterprise for Development
  Friday, October 28, 2005  by Admin
  This paper is for people interested in researching womens ICT-based enterprises in developing countries. It will also be of value to those researching women and ICTs or ICT enterprises and development more generally. The paper reports on, and draws lessons from, one projects experiences in researching a group of ICT-based enterprises (mainly doing data entry, IT training, and hardware assembly work) run by cooperatives of poor women in Kerala state, India.
90. Researching ICT-Based Enterprise for Women in Developing Countries: A Gender Perspective
  Friday, October 28, 2005  by Admin
  Much development work has been channelled into ICT projects and the development of ICT-based enterprises can be an effective component of such projects, including ICT-based enterprises for women. Although there is evidence to suggest that globalisation has given some employment opportunity to skilled and educated women, the general impact of globalisation on the gender division of labour in developing countries has been negative. Women continue to be assigned those jobs with the least skilled level of work and lowest remuneration (Hafkin and Taggart 2001, Randriamaro 2002).

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