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- DocumentSustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1997Based 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.Document1995As 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.DocumentWorld Bank, 1998Girls 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.DocumentPanos Institute, London, 200063 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.DocumentSwedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1998How 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.DocumentUnited Nations Security Council, 2000By 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.DocumentUnited Nations Development Fund for Women, 2000Are 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.DocumentUnited Nations, 1998Violence 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.DocumentUnited Nations Development Fund for Women, 1998The 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.DocumentConciliation Resources, 1997The 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.