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Oxfam GB

Works: 271 works in 384 publications in 1 language and 5,918 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Cross-cultural studies 
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Ending violence against women : a challenge for development and humanitarian work by Francine Pickup( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francine Pickup examines a range of issues surrounding violence against women and describes the challenges facing those working in the field of development
Global intellectual property rights : knowledge, access, and development( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global intellectual property in the form of patents and copyright has profound consequences for the ownership of knowledge in the 21st century. This volume examines the relationship between intellectual property and development
Gender equality and men : learning from practice by Sandy Ruxton( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on examples of interventions in five fields (reproductive and sexual health, fatherhood, gender-based violence, livelihoods, and work with young men) from a range of countries, Gender Equality and Men aims to provide a critical account of practical experience of work with men for gender equality and to share knowledge and expertise gained from programmes run by Oxfam GB and other organisations. Contributors to this book are development practitioners from both the global South and North, and there are also contributions from consultants and researchers."--Jacket
Partnerships for girls' education by Ines Smyth( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By setting global, regional, national, and local case studies in an analytical framework, this book demonstrates the importance of ensuring that partnerships are not reduced to the lowest common denominator but aspire to the highest standards and broadest visions."--BOOK JACKET
Gender, peacebuilding, and reconstruction by Caroline Sweetman( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of articles examines the impact of armed conflict on women, men, and gender relations. Gender stereotypes of conflict depict women and children as powerless victims, while men are presented either as saviours of the weak and powerless, or as agents of violence and destruction. Reality is more complex. Women, girls, and boys also wage war as soldiers, often against their will. Atrocities committed against them give rise to desperate physical, mental, and material need, which reconstruction and peace initiatives must recognise and address. In addition, women need to be involved as decision makers in peace and reconstruction processes. These must founded on a vision of equality in governance and everyday social interaction, if a sustainable peace is to come about. Case studies included here come from India, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, and Uganda."--Jacket
Gender, development, and trade( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contributors to this volume show how women are finding ways to influence national and international trade policy agendas in developed countries and are joining forces in global forums to campaign for reforms. Authors include Nazneen Kanji, Pun Ngai, Peggy Ntseane, Suman Sahai, and Marceline White. Case studies are cited from a wide range of countries, including Australia, Botswana, China, Mexico, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe."--Jacket
Gender, citizenship and governance : a global sourcebook by Minke Valk( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, four case studies from India, Namibia, Pakistan, and South Africa describe civil society initiatives that have intervened in governance and brought about changes in institutional practice, aiming to secure strategic gender interests. These national case studies are complemented by a global perspective on governance and gender in the form of the 'state of the art' introduction, an annotated bibliography of the international literature on this subject, and a review of relevant Web resources."--Jacket
Gender, development, and humanitarian work by Caroline Sweetman( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "Conflict, displacement, and natural disasters are experienced differently by men and women, from the different risks and vulnerabilities they face during disasters, to their changing roles, relationships, responsabilities, and resources in preparing for and coping with crisis. Despite this, differences between men's and women's needs are not always fully integrated into humanitarian interventions. Addressing gender issues from the outset can make the difference between success and failure. This collection of articles explores the interface between gender and humanitarian work. Several contributors focus on humanitarian activity during natural disasters, or analyse response to conflit. Others consider the post-crisis period of reconstruction, and provide lessons and recommendations for conflict resolution and peace-building. While the difficulties of integrating gender equity goals into interventions are acknowledged, the authors argue that gender-blind responses can further endanger the survival of women and their families, weaken their long-term position in society, and also deny them the opportunity to exercise their potential as peace-builders."
Development and cities : essays from Development in practice( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and culture : selected essays from Development in Practice( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender, development, and advocacy( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Articles in this collection focus on advocacy and compaigning on gender equality, targeting decision makers, influential individuals, and groups in governments and international development institutions. The challenges of advancing the interests of women whose lives are shaped equally by gender and another aspect of social identity are also discussed, together with the role of development donors in supporting advocates of women's rights."--Jacket
HIV and AIDS( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the key challenges of HIV and AIDS from a gender perspective, and describes positive responses in areas of the world as diverse as Cambodia, South Africa, the UK, and Papua New Guinea. The impact of HIV on women and men across the world are devastating and wide-ranging. Girls may have to drop out of school to look after sick relatives, boys to earn money. The death of working-age adults can mean that surviving family members struggle to get by, with grandparents shouldering the burden of looking after orphaned grandchildren, often in dire poverty. Young women may have to resort to sex work and other risky survival strategies to support themselves and their families. Young men are growing up with ideas about masculinity that include violence and the sexual domination of women, contributing to the spread of HIV
Gender-based violence by Geraldine Terry( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together some of the most interesting and innovative work being done to tackle gender-based violence in various sectors, world regions, and socio-political contexts. Articles cover a wide range of manifestations of gender-based violence, including femicide, or the murder of women because they are women, domestic and sexual violence, female genital mutilation or cutting, the sexual exploitation of girls at school, and trafficking for prostitution. The case studies are drawn from South and East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central America, and a detailed list of resources completes the volume."--Jacket
Disability, equality, and human rights : a training manual for development and humanitarian organisations by Alison Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book's basic premise is that disabled people themselves know best what their needs are and that they should be involved in the planning and delivery of relief and development initiatives. It is based on the experience of Oxfam staff working before and during the crisis in Kosovo
Gender and ICTs for development : a global sourcebook by Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because of systemic gender biases in ICTs and their applications, women are far more likely than men to experience discrimination in the new information society. In spite of this, resource-poor and non-literate women and their organisations are aware of the power of information technologies and communication processes, and are using them to advance their basic needs and strategic interests, to improve their livelihoods, and to help them achieve their human rights." "Gender and ICTs for Development brings together case studies about women and their communities in developing countries, and how they have been influenced by, and have used, ICTs in development."--Jacket
Gender, development and marriage( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "Marriage is now acknowledg as a institution of key relevance to development policy, practice, and research. The vast majority of women and men get married at least once, and in many places life outside marriage is almost impossible for either sex to contemplate. Yet marriage as experienced by men is very different from marriage for women. This is because marriage is, i all male-dominated societies, an institution imbued with inequaéity, in which husbands and fathers rule the roost. Many cultures and legal systems still permit the control and punishment of 'unruly' wives, through violence ranging from genital mutilation to domestic beatings. Within marriage there exist clear roles for women and men to perform, as they create and maintain a family. The conventional assumption that these roles are natural and divinely ordained determines the inequality that prevails between men and women. It also helps to set the terms on which women participate in wider society, and colours preceptions of the political and economic contribution that they make."
Practising gender analysis in education by Fiona E Leach( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a number of established gender analysis frameworks and suggests modifications to suit educational settings, highlighting strengths and limitations and using case studies drawn from education. It also explores other tools for gender analysis largely drawn from Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) resources, and includes a chapter on curriculum materials. Practising Gender Analysis in Education is a companion volume to A Guide to Gender Analysis Frameworks (1999, Oxfam)."--Jacket
Exploring the links between international business and poverty reduction : a case study of Unilever in Indonesia by Jason W Clay( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an attempt to evaluate the impacts of international business on people living in poverty, two organisations with very different aims and perspectives - Unilever (a major company operating in some of the poorest countries in the world) and Oxfam (an international development and humanitarian organisation) - collaborated on an ambitious research project. The research considered the impacts of Unilever Indonesia across the entire business value chain, from producers and suppliers, through the company's core business operations, to its distributors, retailers, and consumers. This report presents the findings of the research. It is a contribution to the debates among the wider business community, governments, civil-society organisations, and academics who seek to understand how the wealth, employment, and products that a large company creates could bring increased benefits to people living in poverty."--Jacket
Developing adult literacy : approaches to planning, implementing, and delivering literacy initiatives by Juliet McCaffery( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential companion for those working in adult literacy, this book is designed to assist and support people who plan, develop, and deliver literacy programmes and initiatives for adults. Using a mix of theory and practical real-life examples, the book sets out some of the main concepts of literacy and approaches to adult literacy education used throughout the world. These are then used to show the wide variety of different ways to develop and manage adult literacy programmes. Logically structured into sections, the book sets the scene for beginning to work on adult literacy. It presents the four key concepts of literacy that have shaped much of literacy learning over the last 30 years and the associated approaches. Preparation and planning for literacy learning is also covered, followed by a series of practical guides. The authors demonstrate the huge importance of literacy and its power to improve lives, whilst also showing that the role literacy plays in development is not a simple one and is never a quick fix solution
Revisiting gender training : the making and remaking of gender knowledge : a global sourcebook( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender training proliferated in the 1990s and gained ground with the emphasis on gender mainstreaming, a strategy adopted at the 1995 Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing. At present gender training is increasingly being questioned as a tool and as a concept to engender development due to its disappointing performance to contribute to gender equality
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Ending violence against women : a challenge for development and humanitarian work
Global intellectual property rights : knowledge, access, and developmentGender equality and men : learning from practicePartnerships for girls' educationGender, peacebuilding, and reconstructionGender, development, and tradeGender, citizenship and governance : a global sourcebookGender, development, and humanitarian workDevelopment and cities : essays from Development in practice
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