Gender

Gender Equality

Women suffer economic, social, and political discrimination. Much has been done over the last three decades to try and reverse such discrimination, and aid has played its part. Yet in many societies there is often a higher incidence of poverty among women than men, while women are also more likely to live in extreme poverty.

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An increase in the share of the government budget allocated to education and health improves overall human development.

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The three Nordic development agencies Danida (Denmark) Sida (Sweden), and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (FMFA ) all recognise gender...

UNU-WIDER / Nov 2013
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Permanent improvements in the livelihoods of those living in adverse conditions require a long-term and constant form of aid.

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Lack of attention to gender roles negatively impacts women’s rights.

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Transitional justice processes often fail to adequately deal with gender issues.

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Corporate actors are now playing an important role in international development and contributing new ideas to development aid.

UNU-WIDER / Nov 2013

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