1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Publications


UNRISD pursues an active and varied publications programme, which includes in-house and commercially published books, special reports, programme and occasional papers, as well as newsletters on specific events and the Institute’s work in general.

This section provides a catalogue of our publications, and free online access to many of them. We encourage you to subscribe to our free email alerts service to be informed when new publications are posted on this Web site.

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Between Protest and Policy: Women Claim their Right to Agricultural Land in Rural China and India

August 2016

Between Protest and Policy: Women Claim their Right to Agricultural Land in Rural China and India

Author: Govind Kelkar

This paper situates the discussion on women and land in the broader context of women’s emerging agential power against the patriarchal forces of the state, market fundamentalism and social cultural norms that influence both formal and informal institutions at various levels. Women’s claims are thus framed against two major related factors: an insidious state-backed development policy that keeps women dependent on the male as the head of the household; and a combination of institutional structures with social norms and legal rules that shut most rural women out of land and property ownership.

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Gender Dimensions of Livelihood Security in Dryland Areas of China

August 2016

Gender Dimensions of Livelihood Security in Dryland Areas of China

Author: Andrea Kaufmann, Paola Cagna

This brief details the findings of a scoping study carried out by UNRISD together with the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP) and other Chinese partners. It found, among other things, that there was limited understanding of issues at the intersection of environmental and climate change, livelihoods and gender, with little sex disaggregated data or gendered analysis of problems and impacts, or capacity to undertake such work.

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Migrant Nurses and Care Workers Rights in Canada

August 2016

Migrant Nurses and Care Workers Rights in Canada

Author: Bukola Salami, Oluwakemi Amodu, Philomena Okeke-Ihejirika

This paper discusses care worker rights within the changing policy landscape in Canada, with a focus on individuals who migrate as domestic caregivers and as nurses. It illustrates the systemic barriers to the enforcement of rights and access to the profession, and shows how the introduction of the Canada Caregiver Program in 2014 has made migrant care workers' legal status more precarious.

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Workshop Report: Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy

July 2016

Workshop Report: Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy

The research-advocacy-policy workshop Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy aimed at establishing a dialogue between key individuals from human rights’ bodies, UN agencies, civil society and academia about ways of making concrete and implementing the policy recommendations from the UN Women 2015 flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights.

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UNRISD Classics, Volume I: Social Policy and Inclusive Development

April 2015

UNRISD Classics, Volume I: Social Policy and Inclusive Development

Author: Katja Hujo, Ilcheong Yi

This is the first volume in the UNRISD Classics series, which were produced for our 50th anniversary and bring together half a century of the Institute's research on social policy, gender and sustainable development.

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