Author(s)Ontario Committee on the Status of Women
KeywordsStatus of Women Councils
National Action Committee on the Status of Women
Royal Commission on the Status of Women
Status of Women
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AbstractThe Ontario Committee on the Status of Women, a grassroots feminist group, was established in 1970. Its purpose was to seek implementation in Ontario of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.
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Women, Business and the Law 2010 : Measuring Legal Gender Parity for Entrepreneurs and Workers in 128 EconomiesWorld Bank (Washington, DC, 2014-09-16)This report presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women's prospects as entrepreneurs and employees. Several of these indicators draw on the Gender Law Library, a collection of over 2,000 legal provisions impacting women's economic status. Both resources can inform research and policy discussions on how to improve women's economic opportunities and outcomes. The six indicators of gender differences in formal laws and institutions established in this report include: 1) accessing institutions, 2 ) using prpoerty, 3) getting a job, 4) dealing with taxes, 5) building credit, and 6) going to court. The first 3 indicators (accessing institutions, using property, and getting a job) capture laws that have direct gender dimensions and are based on a reading of such laws from the perspective of individual women. The 4th indicator (dealing with taxes) examines the direct and indirect gender implications of tax policy from the perspective of 4 standardized families with varying tax liabilities. The last 2 indicators (building credit and going to court) examine the ease of access to credit bureaus and courts to examine the indirect effects that microfinance institutions and dispute resolution have on women, who are more likely to rely on nontraditional financial services.
Voice and Agency : Empowering Women and Girls for Shared ProsperityMcCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hasan, Tazeen; Klugman, Jeni; Twigg, Sarah; Santamaria, Julieth; Hanmer, Lucia (Washington, DC: World Bank Group, 2014-07-28)The 2012 World Development Report recognized that
expanding women's agency - their ability to make
decisions and take advantage of opportunities is key to
improving their lives as well as the world. This report
represents a major advance in global knowledge on this
critical front. The vast data and thousands of surveys
distilled in this report cast important light on the nature
of constraints women and girls continue to face globally.
This report identifies promising opportunities and entry
points for lasting transformation, such as interventions
that reach across sectors and include life-skills training,
sexual and reproductive health education, conditional cash
transfers, and mentoring. It finds that addressing what the
World Health Organization has identified as an epidemic of
violence against women means sharply scaling up engagement
with men and boys. The report also underlines the vital role
information and communication technologies can play in
amplifying women's voices, expanding their economic and
learning opportunities, and broadening their views and
aspirations. The World Bank Group's twin goals of
ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity demand
no less than the full and equal participation of women and
men, girls and boys, around the world.
Gender-Sensitive Approaches for the Extractive Industry in Peru : Improving the Impact on Women in Poverty and Their Families - Guide for Improving PracticeWard, Bernie; Eftimie, Adriana; Heller, Katherine; Strongman, John (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014-05-13)In the companion report to this guide, gender-sensitive approaches to the extractive industry in Peru: improving impacts on women in poverty and their families, ward and strongman present solid, evidence-based arguments leading to the conclusion that Extractive Industry (EI) companies could significantly improve their sustainable development impact on women and families by making some practical and simple changes in their working practices. The report also provides extensive evidence of weaknesses in company and government policies and practices that contribute to a previously under recognized issue: men are capturing more of the benefits of EI projects, which are not necessarily reaching the wider family; while women and children experience more of the risks that arise from EI projects.