gender equality

  • What’s keeping men from engaging in gender equality?

    Every day, we fight a war against gender inequality. We fight systems that oppress people for being who they are. This means, being killed because of your sexual orientation, as in Chechnya or being unable to use the bathroom of your choice as it is the case in North...
  • Why you should buy your boy a doll

      In our world, blue is for boys and pink for girls. Boys are supposed to play rough sports, be competitive, and win. Girls are expected to learn from early ages to care for others, perform household chores, and be pretty. The construction and reinforcement of traditional gender roles...
  • A man’s job?

    It has been suggested that the concentration of women in certain occupations reflects their own preferences, which in turn stems from the belief that these occupations are compatible with traditional gender roles and socialisation processes that predispose them towards certain types of jobs. Is this entirely true? What happens...
  • Discrimination in the air

    Last July, American Airlines flight 909 was about the take-off from Miami heading to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a red-eye flight, departs at midnight. Families gather to doze together with oversized stuffed animals. People escape the winter in South America to rejoice with thousands of tourists in Florida....
  • A Letter to Non-fathers on Father’s Day

    Did you know that 80% of the men worldwide will fathered in their life time? Fatherhood is one of the few common denominators that we share as men, regardless of our race, religion, sexual orientation, geographic location or class. Without a doubt, becoming a dad constitutes one of the...
  • The State of Development in Papua New Guinea

    As a former economist at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Rosa Maria Alonso i Terme has participated in the elaboration, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs and projects, and has researched and written on development issues and trends for over 20 years. She has shared her...
  • The Politics of Love

    Historically, women’s movements around the world have been speaking out against patriarchal structures and systems rooted in machismo– the concept that masculine characteristics are superior to feminine ones. In Spain, the cultural pervasion of machismo has had negative implications for violence against women. Though gender rights and roles have progressed considerably, the...
  • The Women Who Sold The World

    Angela Davis – inspirational activist, scholar and writer – was in Italy last week to remind us about the importance of social movements and global solidarity and to share her thoughts about colonialism, racism and capitalism in two lectures in Roma and Bologna. She started the lecture in Bologna,...
  • New Year, New Masculinity (2016)

    Resolutions, dreams, goals. After the debauchery brought by the holiday season, January offers us a new opportunity to define what are the things we want to aim for in this 2016. For some, it would be to pick up an instrument, perhaps to travel or leave behind bad habits....
  • Three Ways to Promote Gender Equality This Holiday Season

    The holiday winter season is a special time of the year. Around the world, families, friends and random guests get together around the dinner table to celebrate and share. Most of the festivities are linked to specific religious celebrations while others are linked to historical practices such as Boxing...
  • Why Education Is A Powerful Tool For HIV Prevention

    HIV is sexist. According to an Education For All report, 60% of young people living with the disease are women; in sub Saharan Africa the figure rises to 71%. Simultaneously, the health benefits of educating girls becomes more and more obvious. As Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi A. Annan,...
  • Feminist Anthem by Tupac

    Written in 1992 after the death of Latasha Harlin, a black-american 15 year old girl who was unlawfully shot and killed by a 51 years old Korean shop owner who thought she was stealing, ‘Keep Ya Head Up’ touches the topic of the treatment of black women in America. The...
  • Indonesia Makes a Sharp U-turn on Virginity Tests

    Most students in the world may think that in order to get their high school diploma they would have to meet certain requirements: good grades, good attitude towards school, good relationship with teachers and classmates. In Jember, East Java’s third largest urban area with a population of 300.000, lawmakers...
  • Jump Like a Woman

    It is a cold winter night in the Northeast of the US. In spite of the weather, my love for fútbol (soccer, futebol, fußball) is stronger than the wind chill. I get my cleats ready to hit the tuft while I fix my hat to keep my body warm....
  • New Year, New Masculinity

    Since I was 16 years old, every 31st of December, I devote part of the day to reflect on the goals for the coming year. This is a thoughtful exercise that requires reflecting on setting expectations and priorities for the following 12 months. I include in this list concrete goals...
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