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    Gender: the Key to Sustainability and Food Security

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1997
    Based on FAO's Plan of Action for Women in Development (1996-2001) this document describes FAO's conceptual framework for analysing the implications of gender in sustainable agriculture and rural development, and outlines its strategies and actions aimed at addressing these issues.
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    Food and Agriculture Organization Plan of Action for Women in Development (1996-2001)

    1995
    As the Food and Agriculture Organization's framework for implementing the Platform for Action adopted at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women (September 1995), this paper details a strategy for achieving a number of objectives specifically relating to rural women.
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    Guinea: Equity and School Improvement Project

    World Bank, 1998
    Girls in Guinea have the lowest levels of primary school participation in the world (32 percent). This has not changed in the last ten years. Repetition (the need to repeat a grade) and dropout rates are double for girls than for boys. Reasons for this situation are the scarcity of female students and poor facilities that discourage girls' attendance (e.g.
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    Tested to Their Limit: Sexual Harassment in Schools and Educational Institutions in Kenya

    Panos Institute, London, 2000
    63 percent of primary age girls in Kenya enrol in school each year. This gender gap at primary level is reflected in later years by the less than 30 percent female university student body. This report outlines the hostile and intimidating environments that hinder female education and points to lack of action by authorities to alleviate the situation.
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    Tip Sheet on Housing Programmes and Equality between Women and Men

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1998
    How are gender equality issues relevant to the planning of housing programmes' Attempts to integrate a gender perspective in housing programmes have often focused on increasing the involvement of women-headed households.
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    Participation of Women in Peace-building, Post-conflict Reconstruction

    United Nations Security Council, 2000
    By adopting Resolution 1325 (2000), the Security Council declares the importance of integrating gender considerations in negotiating and implementing peace agreements and acknowledges the importance of women's role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building.
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    Women at the Peace Table: Making a Difference.

    United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2000
    Are women included in peace talks' Political negotiations on peace and security are still overwhelmingly dominated by men, but women are increasingly challenging their exclusion. A series of interviews with women leaders demonstrate that their participation in peace talks substantially contributed to making peace negotiations more sustainable.
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    Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: United Nations Response.

    United Nations, 1998
    Violence and atrocities against women have been committed during armed conflicts throughout history. However for a long time the international community did not demonstrate much interest in addressing the issue. Only in the 1990s, was it recognised that abuses against women's human rights during armed conflict constitute a fundamental violation of international human rights law.
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    Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security.

    United Nations Development Fund for Women, 1998
    The principles of gender equality and inclusion are the bases on which any attempt to achieve peace or democracy should be built. Yet women are not sufficiently protected in conflict situations, their needs are not met and they are often excluded from peace negotiations.
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    Gender and Conflict in Sierra Leone

    Conciliation Resources, 1997
    The burden of preserving the social order during conflicts often weighs on women. Women as survivors of war have special needs and perspectives that must be taken into account and incorporated into mechanisms of post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building.

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