Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Gender and the future of work in Thailand

Women in Asia experience massive structural disadvantages, from early childhood education through their retirement from work. It is mainly women who are exploited as cheap labor in Asia’s export industries … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 November 2019 · Leave a comment

Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South

The fact that women have achieved higher levels of political inclusion within low- and middle-income countries has generated much speculation about whether this is reaping broader benefits in tackling gender-based … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Gender mainstreaming in urban planning

While gender mainstreaming has become a key principle for fostering equality across all fields of policy, actual implementation in the field of urban planning is still underdeveloped. We posit that … Continue reading

Saturday, 11 May 2019 · Leave a comment

Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan’s Big Cities

Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is a much higher gender gap in each province’s largest metropolitan city compared to its remaining constituencies. This gap relates to men’s views about women’s … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Emissaries of Empowerment

Cronin-Furman et al – In the following pages, we trace the process by which the term “empowerment”, which was initially introduced into development discourse by feminists in the Global South … Continue reading

Saturday, 28 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Public Spaces, Private Acts: Toilets and Gender Equality

Isha Ray’s contribution examines gender equality through the lens of access to basic sanitation. Moving beyond what the United Nations and others have proposed, Ray argues that in-home toilets are … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls

This report illustrates the potential of big data in filling the global gender data gap. The rise of big data, however, does not mean that traditional sources of data will … Continue reading

Friday, 24 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Aid for Gender Equality and Development

This UNU-WIDER special issue of the Journal of International Development comprises a set of papers on the theme of aid and gender equality. While the topic of aid effectiveness has … Continue reading

Thursday, 9 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Discrimination against women migrant workers in construction and domestic work in Thailand

Overworked and undervalued, women migrant workers in the Thai construction and domestic work sectors are regularly discriminated against and often lack labour protection. Women currently make up approximately half of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 · Leave a comment