From working women in Gujarat to the indigenous resistance in Guatemala. Our May 30th Development press review highlights sticking analyses on the past weeks’ development news.

Women’s working conditions : an Indian case study [STUDY]
© Francesco Terzini
Women’s working conditions : an Indian case study

82% of employment for women in India is in the informal sector, which ILO describes as providing “poor-quality, unproductive and unremunerative jobs that are not recognized or protected by law.” This case study of Bhuj City in Gujarat investigates the correlations between gender and working conditions.

Working Conditions and Employment for Women in Slums  ” , Economic & Political weekly, May 25, 2019

Private investments to implement the AfCFTA [ARTICLE]
©The New TImes
Private investments to implement the AfCFTA

The successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) depends on the involvement of field actors such as SMEs, say policy makers and trade experts. A more inclusive Pan-African spirit is also required.

Private sector urged to play active role in AfCFTA implementation  ” , The New Times, May 29, 2019

Mines in Guatemala : Consultation and Indigenous Resistance [ANALYSIS]
© Nicholas Copeland
Mines in Guatemala : Consultation and Indigenous Resistance

ILO treaty 169 recognizes communities’ right to determine the conditions of their own development and to be consulted on policies that affect them, through their own institutions. Guatemala signed this treaty but isn’t always respecting it. What does this consultation right entail exactly?

Defending Consultation: Indigenous Resistance Against the Escobal Mine in Guatemala  ” , Nacla, May 22, 2019

India: reelection and democracy don’t rime [INTERVIEW]
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India: reelection and democracy don’t rime

For author and activist Roy Arundhati, the “world’s largest democracy” is caught between tradition and modernity, and Narendra Modi is the living embodiment of this. In this interview, she shares her perspective on his recent reelection with a nationalist program.

Arundhati Roy on India’s Elections: “A Mockery of What Democracy Is Supposed to Be”  ” , The New Republic, May 28, 2019

Tourism is a lever for African development © Mosa'ab Elshamy-AP
[ARTICLE]
Tourism is a lever for African development

On Africa Day 2019, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) emphasized the role of the tourist industry in developing the continent. For the organization, tourism creates jobs, leads to the implementation of new infrastructures and improves security.

#AfricaDay: Tourism is key to Africa’s inclusive development agenda  ” , Independent Online, May 25, 2019

Asia Pacific is moving backwards on decent work [ARTICLE]
© Ye Aung Thu-AFP
Asia Pacific is moving backwards on decent work

80% of companies in the world are informal, which makes ensuring decent working condition and social protection quite difficult. Where does Southeast Asia stand on decent work and other Sustainable Development Goals?

ASEAN not on track for SDG goals  ” , The Asean Post, May 29, 2019

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