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, by CSE

Rich lands, poor people. Is sustainable mining possible?

State of India’s Environment - 6, 2008, $ 50 or e-Book $28, 355 pages

This edition of SoE illustrates the immense challenges facing the mining sector in India: how to ensure ecological security together with inclusive development. It assesses the sector’s efficacy in promoting ’growth’ in mineral-rich areas, while scrutinising government initiatives in implementing (...)

, by The Building Communication Opportunities (BCO)

BCO Impact Assessment Study

The final report

Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) is an alliance of development organisations concerned with information, communications and development issues. It was formed in 2004 with an initial three-year mandate to support activities which make use of information and communications resources and (...)

, by HALWEIL Brian

Farming Fish for the Future

Worldwatch Report, 50 pages, E-book $12.95

From Asia to North America, people are eating more seafood, either because it’s the most affordable form of protein (as in many poorer nations) or because it’s the latest health food trend (as in many wealthy nations). But as the demand for fish rises, populations of both marine and freshwater (...)

, by GenderIT

Unequal protection, cyber crime and the internet in India

In assessing cyber crime legislation, policy makers and gender and development advocates must carefully consider the implications for privacy and information security. On the one hand, ICT have created opportunities to combat inequality through movements and communities against issues that were (...)

Let’s Clean Up Fashion 2008: The state of pay behind the UK high street

Martin Hearson, Labour Behind the Label, Septembre 2008, 50 p., pdf

The fashion industry has always struggled to talk about the living wage in an open and consistent way. Two years ago, brands and retailers said it wasn’t a problem, or that if it was, it was somebody else’s. Last year they agreed that they ought to do something, but hadn’t quite got round to it (...)

, by Infochange

Green reasons for red rage

By Richard Mahapatra

An expert group of the Planning Commission establishes a strong correlation between social unrest and the spread of Naxalism and poverty, landlessness and inequitable management of natural resources
An expert group on development challenges in extremist-affected areas (read: Naxalite-affected (...)

, by IPS

Zimbabwe: A Society "Not Ready for Female Leadership"?

by Tonderai Kwidini

Women make up about half the population in Zimbabwe. But, they’re far from accounting for 50 percent of those on the ballot for this month’s general elections in the Southern African country — sparking concern amongst gender activists.
None of the four presidential candidates in the Mar. 29 (...)

, by JONES M. P.

Food crop diversity is key to sustainability

SciDev.net

Thousands of traditional crop species could help break dependence on a few global food crops, and offer valuable environmental services, says Monty Jones
Only 150 crop species are grown commercially on a global scale, with wheat and maize alone providing over half of the world’s protein and (...)

, by Pambazuka

African Agriculture and the World Bank: Development or impoverishment?

Kjell Havnevik, Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Atakilte Beyene and Prosper Matondi look at the destructive role the world bank has played in African agriculture and food production
Agriculture’s dominant role in Sub-Saharan Africa’s local, national and regional economies and cultures throughout (...)

, by Alterinfos América Latina

Dominican Republic - Political clientelism and poverty

by Edward D. Gonzalez-Acosta

In May 2006, after voting in the congressional elections, my family and I went up to visit some relatives up in the mountains just south of Rio San Juan. There we played dominoes and were preparing a sancocho, when my cousin walked in very proudly telling us that she had just gotten RD$500 for (...)

, by International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The global gender pay gap

February 2008, 54 p., pdf

On the eve of International Women’s Day, a new ITUC report, the Global Gender Pay Gap reveals that on average, women are paid 16% less than their male counterparts. The report includes detailed analysis of statistics from official sources in 63 countries around the world. Data from an online (...)

, by MALHOTRA Namita

The world wide web of desire: Content Regulation on the Internet

Published by: APC Women’s Networking Support Programme

It is obvious that the discourse around content regulation has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornography on the internet. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children (...)

, by Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Africa: A positive guide to dating

The dating scene is often compared to a jungle: rough, tough and a little bewildering. But when you’re HIV-positive and looking for love, the map’s even harder to decipher, the journey fraught with esteem-threatening decisions and nagging uncertainty.
To mark Valentine’s Day, IRIN/PlusNews had a (...)

, by GenderIT

The fight against female circumcision in West Africa transposed on the internet

by Sylvie Niombo

Sylvie Niombo, APC-Africa-Women Co-Coordinator, examines a role of information and communication technologies in the fight against female circumcision, a harmful practice carried out on over a hundred million girls and women in West African countries. She explores ’shadow areas’ through a closer (...)

, by Wide Network

Case studies in Women’s Empowerment from the West, South and East

WIDE recognises that while women are bearing the brunt of the asymmetries of globalisation, they are also at the forefront of resistance.
While some are advocating for change at the policy level, demanding that the BPfA, CEDAW and other well-tooled international instruments are used to promote (...)