Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Women’s economic empowerment: navigating enablers and constraints

This report details how gender equality, poverty eradication and human development require increased investment in women’s economic empowerment. Other key findings from the report include: • World Poll data from … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Invisible Women in History and Global Studies

This article questions the continuing invisibility of the significant scale of the involvement of women in historical movements/moments. The focus is on Mahatma Gandhi-led Civil Disobedience movement (1930–1933), which was … Continue reading

Friday, 3 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Measuring Women’s Empowerment: lessons to better understand domestic violence

This paper aims at shedding light on the relationship between women’s empowerment and domestic violence. For this, we explore different ways to measure women’s empowerment and domestic violence, and analyze … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Transforming Women’s Work

A new report from the AFL-CIO, the Rutgers Center for Women’s Global Leadership and the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center, Transforming Women’s Work: Policies for an Inclusive Economic Agenda, discusses the critical … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 April 2016 · Leave a comment