women

  • 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 peace in Yemen could depend on women

    The war in Yemen, often called “the forgotten war,” has caused the death of over 10,000 people, including many civilians. Today, over 18 million people are in need of humanitarian aid and the country is facing one of the most severe famines to date and the world’s worst epidemic...
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    The ownership of the female body

    Amman, Jordan – “The key,” Dr Hana Banat says, as she pauses in her pacing to emphasise, “is that we have to get women believing they have more roles to play than just being a mother”. She repeats the sentence for effect. The sounds of shuffling of papers and...
  • Two decades of gender austerity

    In a period when fiscal austerity has strongly returned to the international economic agenda, Brazil started 2017 putting into practice a plan which has been considered one of the most rigorous ones currently in the world. This plan, approved by Brazilian parliament last year, freezes government spending for twenty...
  • Weaving in Tunisia

    Aatik is a project which was co-founded in Tunisia by Canadian Emma Djilali and her colleague Sophie Bergman from Germany in fall 2015. The project works with a group of female weavers in the region of Siliana in North-west Tunisia. The goal is to help these women to build up...
  • 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...
  • Wonder Woman as UN ambassador: social change or commercial campaign?

    The UN has decided to appoint Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for gender equality and women empowerment. The purpose of this choice, according to the UN,  is to use Wonder Woman’s image of strength and her role in the fight for justice and peace to ‘raise awareness about Goal...
  • The rise of calypso women

    “ They want to see your whole anatomy, they want to see what you doctor never see. They want to do what you husband never do, still you ain’t know if these scamps will hire you. Well if is all this humiliation to get a job these days as a...
  • 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 Gendered Dimension of Climate Change

    Readers may already be wondering: “What on earth has climate change got to do with gender?” The perplexity is understandable, as attention to the gendered dimension of climate is relatively new, and environmental issues are often seen as purely technical problems, to be dealt with by scientists and engineers....
  • 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,...
  • Mother Earth?

    Africa has, for a long time, been plagued with unending challenges: a shrinking land base, effects of climate change, waste dumping, inadequate energy, loss of bio-diversity, illegal fishing, water scarcity, disease volatility and institutional challenges. As a way to address these shortcomings, the Organization of African Unity, now called...
  • Peru: Will a Woman Make a Difference?

    Writing about the upcoming Presidential elections in Peru carries numerous emotions. There is a countless list of demands and needs of a population that is affected by daily violence and corruption and tired of the same old songs. Will a woman make a difference? To start with,  the National...
  • Home in The Tropics

    Malaysia is home to me. It is where I was born. The country I love,cherish, at times cry for. I love everything about Malaysia except its corrupt executives led by one man surrounded by a long list of endless scandals at the face of Malaysians’ growing hardship and rising...
  • Redemption of a GBV Survivor

    Community Advocacy against Gender Based Violence is Foundation for Integrated Rural Development strongest niche to ensure that the post conflict communities in northern Uganda are trained, empowered to become community agents and advocates against GBV in the communities where they hail to ensure that peace prevails in these communities...
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