Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Tapping the Sustainable Development Goals for progressive gender equity and equality policy?

This article examines the new agenda for sustainable development adopted by the United Nations, to see if it contains policies for gender equity and equality as well as for sustainable … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 March 2016 · Leave a comment

The futures past of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

This special issue of International Affairs, launched on International Women’s Day 2016, explores the potential and limits of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, a global policy architecture supporting gender … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment

A new IDS Bulletin entitled Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment makes a timely contribution to our understanding of how ideas around empowerment have evolved and how we can move forward … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Women at Work Trends 2016

The Women at Work report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change. Throughout … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do with It?

The contributions to this Edited Collection reveal the complexity of the deceptively simple question posed by its title: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do With It? … Continue reading

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 · Leave a comment