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Of Special Interest (to me, anyway!)

Development as if the World Mattered, by L. Hunter Lovins (Word file)

“World Distribution of Household Wealth” Study – Available Dec 5 at  http://www.wider.unu.edu
The richest 2% of adults in the world own more than half of global household wealth according to the World Distribution of Household Wealth study, the first of its kind to cover all countries in the world and all major components of househod wealth, including financial assets and debts, land, buildings and other tangible property. - World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)

Motivating Sustainable Consumption: A Review of Evidence on Consumer Behaviour and Behavioural Change: A Report to the Sustainable Development Research Network by Tim Jackson

Interagency Gender Forum (previously ACBAR Gender Working Group) minutes:

 8 January (English)     Dari
Dec. 4
April 2 minutes (English)

News and Sources for News

Women attacked or killed in Afghanistan

Defiant Afghan women promised a better life refuse to be victims By Terri
Judd in Lashkar Gah,   The Independent

  Capital Capers in Kabul By Anna Mulrine, US News and World Report

Yemeni Activists Couple Contraception With Islam  WeNews

Supreme Court Statement on Women's Rights

Children work the streets to support families RAWA

22 to a cell - life in a notorious Afghan prison by Brinley Bruton in Kabul, The Guardian

Afghanistan : More women operating their own businesses by Golnaz Esfandiari

Sima Samar: safeguarding human rights in Afghanistan, by Ivan Oransky

MASTER TEACHERS BY SATELLITE FOR AFGHANISTAN Bring s Distance Learning To Remote Afghan Villages

Starving Afghans sell girls of eight as brides by Peter Beaumont

A Precarious Shelter in Afghanistan ; New Refuges for Women Face Permanent Danger of Attack By Pamela Constable

'We are just watching things get worse by'  by Natasha Walter , The Guardian

Can Sharia be good for women? By F Brinley Bruton   

Post-Taliban Kabul blossoms for the rich By Kathy Gannon

They’d rather die: brief lives of the Afghan slave wives
By Christina Lamb

Forced marriage, abuse behind self-immolation by Afghan women
by Bronwen Roberts
 

No 'real change' for Afghan women By Pam O'Toole BBC

Thirty women come to Kabul to protest conditions in Helmand!

*   Information on free subscriptions to news sources:
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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAFghan)
* Don't Share a Table with Taliban - by Lauryn Oates, CWRWAfghan

 * NEW BLOG!   Brianne Leary - Saving Afghanistan

* Thirty women come to Kabul to protest conditions in Helmand!

Where the Rhetoric Doesn't Match the Reality:Return to Afghanistan by ANNE E. BRODSKY http://www.counterpunch.org/

Afghan and international media working together to improve coverage of key issues: covering development and gender issues (html only)

Gunmen Kill Afghan Women's Affairs Official (Word doc)

Sources that compile news/free subscription (Word doc)

Increase in honor killings reported (Word doc)

Afghan Girls Back in the Shadows - Again  (Word doc)

Reports and Publications

Reflections on a Survey of the Afghan People - Asia Foundation, April 2007 "Based on data from the Asia Foundation's 2006 survey, the authors describe how Afghans view their personal situation, their perceptions of government, the policy priorities, and the role of women in Afghan society...this volume seeks to initiate a public discourse on public opinion in Afghanistan by providing a citizen perspective on changes that are transforming Afghan society and politics" (p. 7).

Gender and Develoment: Concepts and Definitions (2000) by Hazel Reeves and Sally Baden for BRIDGE/DFID (pdf)

OTI Afghanistan Program Evaluation, (October 2001 to June 2005):Gender Initiatives and Impacts , by Anne Carlin

Knowing Our Rights: Women, family, laws and customs in the Muslim world - 3rd editionWLUML (Published: December 2006)

Articles on Women's Rights in Islam  http://www.karamah.org/articles.htm

Microfinance and Gender Roles in Afghanistan A Study Report by Erik Lyby November 2006 Annexes for Lyby report

  Knowing Our Rights: Women, family, laws and customs in the Muslim world - 3rd editionWLUML (Published: December 2006)

Articles on Women's Rights in Islam  http://www.karamah.org/articles.htm

Microfinance and Gender Roles in Afghanistan A Study Report by Erik Lyby November 2006 Annexes for Lyby report

Participatory research and gender analysis in agricultural and natural resource management - Annotated bibliography CGIAR (Link) - Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, June 2006

WomanKind Worldwide - Taking Stock Update: Afghan women and girls five years on  Engish  (link)  Dari (pdf file)  Pashtu (pdf file)

Global Rights -  In Afghanistan It’s the Law Not the Gun that’s Most Needed - by Salih Booker and Shaheen Rassoul

New AWID Report - Achieving Women's Economic and Social Rights: Strategies and Lessons from Experience (available in pdf file)

Freedom is Only Won from the Inside (Word doc)
by Lina Abirafeh

A Guide to the Afghanistan National Development  in Dari, Pashto and English (links to pdf files)

Home-Based Schooling: Access To Quality Education For Afghan Girls by Jackie Kirk and Rebecca Winthrop, International Rescue Committee  (pdf  doc)

 Training Materials

  Leadership Training Manual for Women Leaders of Co-operatives (2005) International Labour Office (ILO) and International Cooperative Alliance. Contact Savitri Singh to obtain a copy (CD or Hardcopy) 394 pages.
savitrisingh@icaroap.coop