Tag Archives: Women
Creating a Space for Women in the UAE
“You have to learn that your rights are born with you. Don’t think the government or a man or your husband will give you a right. It’s inside you, just practise it.” Dr. Rafia Obaid Ghubash, is currently preparing to … Continue reading
Law & Order: Seeking Justice for Women in India
A recent poll conducted by the Thomas Reuters Foundation shows that gender experts believe India to be one of the top five most dangerous countries in the world for women. This is a result of human trafficking, forced marriage and violence against women. This poll … Continue reading
Women in Cuba Are Struggling to Ride the Waves of Economic Reform
Cuba is currently undergoing a series of economic reforms with the hopes of “updating” their national economy. A significant component of these reforms are cuts to public sector employment. In total 1 million civil servants are expected to loose their jobs. Unfortunately these sweeping … Continue reading
What happens when women are over half the workforce?
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Hilary Clinton: Empowering Women & Girls Through Sports
On June 6th, United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton launched the Women’s World Cup initiative: Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports. This program run by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Secretary Clinton’s Office of Global … Continue reading
LG: Improving IT Education for Women in the Middle East
LG Electronics recently announced the launch of the LE Electronics IT Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to train women in IT skills which they can use to pursue skills in the electronics industry. As part of LG’s CSR campaign, they have teamed up with … Continue reading
Can M.I.T. Imagine a World Without Gender Quotas?
Twelve years ago M.I.T. acknowledged that it had discriminated against women in ways that stymied equality between female and male colleagues on campus. Since that time M.I.T. has worked hard to reverse this pattern. They have accomplished this through a series of steps and measures designed to promote … Continue reading
WIPA: Women & Public Policy Essay Contest – deadline has passed
Thank you to everyone who submitted opinion pieces to the WIPA: Women & Public Policy Essay Contest. We have sent confirmation emails to each person who submitted an essay and we will let you know the results of your submission … Continue reading
Women & Revolution: Does Victimization Prompt Change?
What I am hoping this post will do is start a discussion on the complex position of women in revolution & conflict, specifically what the moniker of “victim” and what it implies. Finally, what are the implications of this on bringing change to … Continue reading