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BRIDGE

BRIDGE is a specialised gender and development research and information service based in the Gender and Sexuality Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in the UK. As part of a global network of individuals and organisations working to advance gender equality, women’s rights, dignity and empowerment in development, we advocate for the crucial importance of a gender perspective in efforts to reduce poverty and promote social justice. BRIDGE is committed to making multilingual gender knowledge accessible outside the research community and to building bridges and dialogue between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

Pro-Poor, Gender- and Environment-Sensitive Budgets Project

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Tuesday, June 1, 1999
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National development strategies and budgets reflect balances of power within societies and typically fail to consider their effects on structural injustices such as gender inequality, poverty and environmental degradation. Various initiatives from different countries have attempted to address this issue by reviewing budgets to determine which groups benefit, whether gender biases exist, participatory mechanisms and environmental impact.

Beyond Inequalities: Women in Lesotho

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Sunday, June 1, 1997
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Women in Lesotho make up the majority of the population and the majority of the disadvantaged. However they also make up the majority of the literate population which could form the basis for improvement of their social status. Disempowering structures and laws, which undermine the position of women, need to be removed, for example, by changing the minority status accorded to women in the law.

BRIDGE Report 23: Women and Development in Malawi

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Sunday, May 1, 1994
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To what extent are gender considerations incorporated into development initiatives in Malawi' What are the key issues affecting women's legal and political status as well as their roles within the economy and the family' This report offers a general overview of the status of women in Malawi and points to the strong bias of existing literature towards rural areas and the southern region. Moreover, existing research tends to lack or over-simplify gender analysis.

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