Resource Pointer #113
January 29, 1997
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
-- Gender Issues --
*Caliber of Destruction: Globalization, Food Security
and Women's Livelihoods, 1996.* Dr. Vandana Shiva.
Analyzes negative impacts of economic globalization,
especially for women, stressing that the World Bank, the
World Trade Organization and other multilateral trade
programs transfer resources from poor women in Southern
countries to corporations in the North. Describes cases
in which women have empowered themselves to preserve
resources and ensure food security for their
communities. 28 pp. No charge. Isis International-
Manila, P.O. Box 1837, Quezon City Main, Quezon City
1100, Philippines; phone (632) 411-1526; fax (632) 924-
1065; email email@example.com.
*Invisible Farmers in Pakistan: A Study on the Role of
Women in Agriculture and the Impact of Pesticides on
Them, 1996.* Nasira Habib. Describes results of study on
women in rural Pakistan, stressing that rural
development policies often marginalize women. Discusses
pesticide use and regulation, land ownership patterns,
key crops and agricultural policies in Pakistan.
Examines how women are affected by pesticides in
Pakistan and discusses women's role of in rural economy.
129 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact
Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PANAP) or
KHOJ Research and Publication Centre. PANAP, P.O. Box
1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271; fax
(604) 657-7445; email firstname.lastname@example.org. KHOJ
Research and Publication Centre, 160A, Annex Lower
Portion, Ahmad Block, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan;
phone/fax (9242) 583-9147.
*CG Gender Lens, Volume 1, Issue 2, November 1996.*
(Newsletter). CGIAR Gender Staffing Program. Discusses
gender issues in the CG system (an international
agricultural institution sponsored by the UN Food and
Agriculture Organization, UN Development Program and
World Bank). Describes studies and projects related to
women's roles in agriculture and in CG system. Published
semi-annually. CGIAR Gender Staffing Program, Simmons
Institute for Leadership and Change, Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115; email email@example.com.
*Women, Food and Global Trade: An Ecofeminist Analysis
of the World Food Summit, 1996.* Maria Mies. Presents
critique of UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO)
approach to food security. Argues that FAO should better
address women's roles, over-consumption in rich
countries, widespread availability of low quality "junk"
foods, and gap between rich and poor. Emphasizes that
women are critical to ensuring food security and
discusses importance of local food self sufficiency. 40
pp. Institut fur Theorie und Praxis der Subsistenz e.V.,
Am Zinger 16, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany.
*A Citizens' Guide to Gender and the World Bank, 1996.*
Christopher Chamberlain. Examines gender equity in World
Bank funded projects and describes how activists can
participate in World Bank decision making process to
hold the Bank accountable to its gender commitments.
Reviews World Bank's approach to gender equity, and
outlines resources available to activists, including
relevant Bank documents, women's advocacy networks and
World Bank gender specialists. 70 pp. US$10. The Bank
Information Center, 2025 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400,
Washington, DC 20006; phone (202) 466-8191; fax (202)
466-8189; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Job Announcement --
*Grassroots Field Organizer.* Pesticide Watch Education
Fund seeks field organizer in Los Angeles, CA.
Responsibilities include coordinating pesticide
reduction efforts in Southern California; providing
training and assistance to local community members;
developing and implementing Southern California media
and fundraising plans; developing educational materials;
and helping build statewide coalition. Send resume and
cover letter by February 21, 1997, to Gregg Small,
Pesticide Watch Education Fund, 116 New Montgomery,
Suite 530, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone (415) 543-
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