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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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 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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The Gender Dimensions of Drought in Fedis Woreda District, Ethiopia

July 2016

The Gender Dimensions of Drought in Fedis Woreda District, Ethiopia

Author: Diletta Carmi

This paper presents the key findings of a research project that investigated women’s and men’s vulnerability to drought in Fedis woreda, a district located in Eastern Ethiopia. It focuses on the gendered impacts of drought on rural livelihoods in dryland areas. The analysis demonstrates that women are more likely than men to experience harm from drought. The paper therefore calls for stronger and gender-sensitive risk reduction measures that take into consideration women’s needs and their disadvantaged position.

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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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