Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Refuge in the City

This paper highlights the changing nature of refugee displacement and the resultant challenges in addressing the needs of refugees in urban areas. It reflects on the failures of traditional models … Continue reading

Sunday, 20 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Gendered strategies of Hanoi’s street food vendors

Drawing upon examples of street vendors in Hanoi, this study explores gendered strategies to adapt to rapid urbanization, and how street vendors’ responses, in turn, shape the current informal food … Continue reading

Friday, 22 December 2017 · 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

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

Financial inclusion in Southeast and Central Asia

As in the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report, none of the FDIP countries in Asia placed among the top five countries in the scorecard component of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 31 August 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

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