Research Papers
Gender and Property Rights: A Critical Issue in Urban Economic Development
The fundamental premise of this paper is that gender equality in property rights is critical not only as a human rights issue but also as a key driver of overall economic development, particularly in urban settings. While women make up 66 percent of the labor force in urban areas of developing countries, they account for only 10 percent of income. Research clearly shows that when women’s incomes go up, the additional income goes directly to increasing household consumption and therefore into t
Carol S. Rabenhorst, Anjali Bean
01 Jul 2011
Urban Institute
Meeting the Shared Challenge - Understanding a Community-led Approach to Health Improvement
To understand a community-led approach to health it is important to understand the wider concept of community-led development. Community-led development is an approach to social change that is based on the premise that changing situations of disadvantage and social injustice cannot be achieved by top-down solutions alone. Because of the complexity of the factors that contribute to and perpetuate inequality and disadvantage, including institutional discrimination and the sense of alienation exper
Alan Barr, Jane Dailly
01 Jan 2008
Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC)
Maternal Healthcare in Bangladesh and Gender Equity: A Review Article
This is a systematic review and analysis of the literature regarding gender equity and socio-economic barriers to maternal health for women living in Bangladesh. The need for socio-economic relief for women living in rural Bangladesh remains one of the core issues that need addressed. Poverty is one of the root causes that have led to high maternal mortality and morbidities faced by Bangladeshi women in the prenatal and postpartum period and remains a serious barrier to gender equity and equali
Lori Maria Walton, Bassima Schbley
01 Jan 2010
University of Southern Mississippi
What's the Difference ? Health Issues of Major Concern to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (GLBTI) Victorians
This introductory paper accompanies each of the five discussion papers. It outlines the social model of health shared by all five papers. It uses this model to develop an understanding of the deeper social forces leading to patterns of health and illness common to GLBTI people. It also uses this model to identify health problems specific to each of these groups.
Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)
01 Jul 2002
Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)
Integrating Gender into HIV/ AIDS Programme
The paper HIV/ AIDS programmes suggests that there is a continuum of approaches that have been used ranging from harmful of empowering. Interventions can cause harm by reinforcing damaging gender and sexual stereotypes that perpetuate the epidemic either directly or indirectly. To be useful, interventions must, at a minimum, do no harm. A step up on the continuum are gender-sensitive interventions that recognize that men and women’s needs often differ and find ways to meet those needs differenti
01 Jan 2003
World Health Organization (WHO)
Victorian Gender Equality Strategy
This paper draws on Women’s Health Victoria (WHV)’s specialist expertise in gender equity and health promotion to propose a conceptual framework for a Victorian gender equality strategy, supported by research and evidence gathered at the state, national and international levels. The submission aims to unpack the complex ways in which gender inequality shapes our society, and how efforts to promote gender equality can take account of these complexities.
Women’s Health Victoria (WHV)
01 Mar 2016
Women’s Health Victoria (WHV)



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