Global Pandemic Exposes Gender Inequality

July 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic lays bare a global crisis of gender inequality. While women have achieved considerable success in their fight for equality, they continue to face violence, discrimination and exclusion globally. Women are now disproportionately bearing the costs of the pandemic, surfacing...

Structurally Irrelevant? The Future of Men in the Digital Economy

October 07, 2019

A recent article in The Atlantic addressed a new and emerging trend — the “sex recession.” Apparently, or so serious studies suggest, youngsters today have less sex than previous generations. This trend is not confined to the United States. Researchers in Britain, Finland, Australia, the...

The Beautiful Game Fails Women

July 24, 2018

Entertainment and profits aside, it is time FIFA put its money where its mouth is and encourage women to play the beautiful game. Missing teams. Dangerous turf. Low investment. Women's international football has a problem, not in quality of play or enthusiasm, but in the support provided by its...

This Woman Takes on Sexism in the Arab World

February 02, 2017

One woman’s quest to change attitudes to sexual harassment and violence against women in the Arab world. Feminism has got its work cut out for it when it comes to Arab countries. Virginity tests are still used in Libya, Jordan and Egypt, where a member of parliament provoked an outcry in 2016...

In South Asia, Violence Against Women is On the Rise

January 09, 2017

Violence against women in South Asia has become so common and normalized that, instead of decreasing, it is on the rise.  A few days ago, I encountered a situation where one of my friends commented on how women’s working abilities are less than those of men. I responded to him about how...

Gender Equality Starts With Champions of Change

October 13, 2015

Developing champions of change in factories could have a great impact on reducing gender inequality in India. Even though India is home to many powerful and influential women, there are still those who suffer from gender inequality. The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in 2012...

A Social Perspective on Empowering Women in India

October 08, 2015

As India strives toward equal rights, a change in the perceptions of men and women is needed to reduce gender disparity. In simple terms, empowerment means giving power or authority to an individual. The empowerment of women has been extensively debated and written about all over the world....

The Kenyan Marriage Bill: Is Patriarchy the New Democracy?

May 30, 2014

Has the Kenyan Marriage Bill undone endeavors to protect the rights of women in a democracy? Kenya’s Marriage Bill 2014, signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, legalizes the act of polygamy. The law gives men the right to enter multiple marriages, without having to consult their existing...

An Artistic Snapshot of Indian Women

June 30, 2013

In India, culturally and socially, women are seen as burdensome. Five single Indian women stare at me. All of them are wearing bindis (a traditional piece of forehead decoration), and four of them are dressed in bright, colourful outfits. One is sporting thick-rimmed glasses, two of them are...

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