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close this bookPoverty Elimination and the Empowerment of Women (DFID, 2000, 51 p.)
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View the documentThe international development targets
View the documentDepartment for International Development
View the documentForeword by the Secretary of State
View the documentExecutive Summary
close this folder1. Introduction
View the documentWomen's empowerment and the elimination of world poverty
View the documentThe international development targets
View the documentSex and gender
View the documentWomen's empowerment, equality and equity
close this folder2. The challenge
View the documentGender inequality, poverty, and human development
close this folderKey areas of inequality
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View the documentEconomic development and livelihood security
View the documentHuman development
View the documentPersonal security and violence against women
View the documentBasic services and infrastructure
View the documentWomen and the environment
View the documentEmpowerment and political representation
View the documentDisability
View the documentDiversity and the life-cycle
View the documentRights of the child
View the documentMen, masculinities and power
View the documentSocial attitudes and gender stereotyping
close this folder3. Experience to date
View the documentThe international framework
View the documentLessons from international experience
View the documentLessons from donor experience
close this folder4. Meeting the challenge
View the documentOpportunities, constraints and the way forward
close this folderKey actors
View the documentGovernments
View the documentCivil society
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close this folder5. Priorities for DFID
View the documentProgress so far
View the documentPurpose of the strategy
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View the documentSetting priorities
View the documentChannels for action
View the document6. Monitoring progress
View the documentAnnex: Global and regional indicators of development progress for the international development targets
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Civil society

4.6 Gender inequalities are played out in civil society, and it is in the community that fundamental change will occur. Organisations and groups in civil society, both formal and informal, national and international, provide focal points for debate and advocacy. They support activities and programmes which can promote gender equality. They can lobby governments and the private sector to ensure that policy commitments are delivered and, where necessary, appropriate changes to policies and laws are made. Organisations in civil society can also assist and empower citizens to call governments to account over their commitment, or otherwise, to gender equality goals.