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"One Cube" Three, yet one! - is a documentary film by Pramod Dev. Depicting three women who work in export-oriented sectors of India's economy.

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The Institute of International Relations in Prague organized in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague a public lecture 'Gender in Development and Post-Conflict Peace-Building' in December 5, 2013.

Over 80% of the Kenyan population, especially living in rural areas, derives their livelihoods mainly from agricultural related activities. In Kenya there are serious food insecurity problems which are due to several different factors.

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What is the impact on the country's economy and society when its women double up as unpaid and underpaid labourers? Are these women subsidising the economy? If yes, how much is it? This short documentary raises such questions and provides apparent answers so that you will raise even more questions. Presenting "The Invisible Hands… that build India"- a curtain raiser on Gender and Macroeconomics. 

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The Rio + 20 Conference ‘The Future We Want’ took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012. Women’s groups were critical of the Conference because it failed to make a stronger link between women’s rights and the environment, and to bring more women experts and activists into the official dialogue and meeting structure.

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The policy priorities of the G20 have profound gender implications, although the G20 rarely recognizes this fact. This report explores the possibilities for gender bias in the G20's policies, including those related to: fiscal and monetary priorities, employment, social protection, and development. 

On the eve of Rio+20, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America has asked several of its partners from civil society to reflect in short commentaries about some of the linkages and synergies between gender equity and key issue areas of sustainable development.

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Post Rio+20, markets need to be acknowledged in their complexity as gendered, political and historically constituted mechanisms and directed to facilitate the realization of human rights. 

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The green economy concept pays scant or no attention to the interconnected crises in the market economy and the care economy, negatively affecting women all over the world in disproportionate numbers. 

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Providing adequate financing resources for gender equality through more democratic, participatory and gender-responsive budget processes and financing mechanisms is key for sustainable development.  

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Women-led climate initiatives often fail to fit comfortably within the existing conceptual approaches to climate action, making it hard for grassroots women’s adaptation work to be sufficiently funded.  

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For the Women’s Movement, this debate is essential as women are on the frontlines of the withdrawal and weakening of already established human rights. When one reviews the main environmental problems, one sees a differentiated impact on women and the poor because of the vulnerable contexts in which they live.  The various forms of contamination and poisoning of water and food they face in their environment affect the daily responsibilities of women and the care of their families. 

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Women control or influence 65 percent of global consumer spending, which amounts to $20 trillion annually. In most countries, women are in charge of household purchasing, which accounts for more than 60 percent of all consumption impacts, once the entire life cycle of manufacturing products and providing services is taken into account. With this in mind, strategies are needed to encourage women to direct their spending to support sustainable development. 

Can we speak of a ‘feminization of labour’ in the Indian context? Questions on Informal labour, the casualization of work and possibilities for a gender targeted social security in an Interview with Dr. Govind Kelkar.

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A commentary by Elisabeth Scharfenberg, spokeswoman of the Green parliamentary group for care and policies for senior citizens.

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Women’s increasing integration into the labour market comes with a crisis of care systems and the development of a labour market for care work. Increasingly women migrate to richer countries to seek employment in the care sector, hoping their salary will improve the living conditions of their families. 

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Finding an economic, social and bio-political balance between production and social reproduction, between private households and the market is a central task for the state.

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The concept of the care economy refers to paid and unpaid work directly related to the everyday care of other people but also to the work involved in care provision.

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New concepts such as that of the ‘care economy’ attempt to highlight this fact by pointing to the overlap between care and efficiency, use, process maximisation and productivity.

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When we speak about economics or read about the subject in the newspapers, generally the focus is on the market, prices or competition. Yet the modern economy is far more than that. It has been a twin birth since the outset: the birth of non-identical, bisexual twins.

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Thomas Birk on the topics new forms of community, diverse ways of life and how politics and the public should deal with.

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Climate change is not gender-neutral. Suffering from gender-based vulnerabilities to climate change, women are more often victims of climate change than men; however, women also possess knowledge of and experiences in capacities to mitigate as well as strategies to cope and adapt, which makes them important “agents of change” in the fight against global warming.

We are pleased to announce the first European regional program on knowledge networking and capacity building on gender, macroeconomics and international economics. Economists from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are welcome to apply. The summer school will take place in Istanbul on 9-17 October, 2011. 

This paper is a first introductory joint submission of several civil society groups from the environment (ENGO) and women and gender constituencies concerned with ensuring that gender considerations are adequately considered and mainstreamed in the work of the Transitional Committee and that gender equality is taken up as a cross-cutting issue and guiding principle for the new Green Climate Fund.

Which risks, tasks and opportuneties come up with the financial crisis in the context of gender (in-)equality? - With their Garnet Policy Brief Paper Brigitte Young and Helene Schuberth make a contribution to find answers in the discussion.

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Contemporary social change is characterised by a change in the age structure of our society as well as by changes concerning life styles, relationships and gender relations. Sustained high unemployment rates have meant that the idea of full employment has become a remote possibility. At the same time this has refocused the debate on the crises of the wage economy and the adverse effects it has on systems of social security. Thus current problems do also give scope to the development of new concepts of work – of work beyond a salaried economy.

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