Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Power and the Sustainable Development Goals: a feminist analysis

This article offers a power analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process and outcomes, from a feminist perspective. Many see, in the SDGs, several opportunities for progress on gender … Continue reading

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Islamic Feminism – A contradiction in terms?

In recent times, Islamic feminism has emerged as a challenge to patriarchy in Muslim societies. Given the varieties of Islam and feminisms that exist, a fixed meaning cannot be attached … Continue reading

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Balancing the Burden? Women’s Time Poverty and Infrastructure in Asia

Around the world, women do more work than men because of gender divisions of labor that cause most of the burden of housework and care work to fall on women … Continue reading

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Confronting Gender Inequality

The LSE Gender Institute is pleased to announce the publication of the Gender, Inequality and Power Commission’s final report: ‘Confronting Gender Inequality’. The Commission was designed to draw on LSE … Continue reading

Wednesday, 6 January 2016 · Leave a comment

The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 · Leave a comment

India’s Safecity gives women a voice against violence

Safecity is an online platform where women report personal experiences of sexual violence in public spaces. The website takes these crowd-sourced reports and maps them to show where the “hotspots” … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 · Leave a comment

The Practical is the Political: The UN’s Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

Weighing in at just under five pounds, the 417-page Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, released last month, is nothing if not ambitious.[As to] whether … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Gender and Resilience

The contribution that external interventions make to individual, household and community resilience to climate extremes and disasters will largely depend on the suitability of those activities to the local context … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Oxfam’s response to World Bank’s consultation on gender

Oxfam welcomes this comprehensive concept note, particularly its clarity that women’s empowerment is central to poverty reduction and shared prosperity; that women’s economic empowerment requires parallel progress in women’s political, … Continue reading

Friday, 21 August 2015 · Leave a comment