Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

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

Close the gap! The cost of inequality in women’s work

Sex discrimination at work costs women in poor countries $9 trillion each year – more than the combined GDPs of Britain, France and Germany. This huge inequality exists because women … Continue reading

Saturday, 24 January 2015 · Leave a comment