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Gender and Inequality: How the U.S. Stacks Up Against Other OECD Countries

May 24, 2012

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released the 2012 Better Life Index with two new and striking additions this year. For the first time, each of 11 categories that are used to measure well-being will be compared against gender and socioeconomic inequality, giving a fuller picture of the quality of life […]

The Brothel Next Door

May 15, 2012

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Turkey is cracking down on the sex trade. What’s next? BY ANNA LOUIE SUSSMAN | MAY 14, 2012 Under the shade of a tree at an Istanbul cafe, Suzan, a voluptuous woman in her 50s with dyed blond hair and a warm, generous smile, describes how she went from teenage bride to full-time sex worker. […]

Education as a platform for economic participation: thinking beyond 2015

April 23, 2012

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Be mindful of the post-2015 agenda. This was Amina Az-Zubair’s closing message of her keynote address at the recent World Bank Colloquium, Getting to Equal in Education: Addressing Multiple Sources of Disadvantage to Achieve Learning. With much of the focus on the 2015 deadline of the MDGs, Az-Zubair raised an important and often overlooked point: […]

The Word on Women – Lesbians strive to end economic, social discrimination

April 23, 2012

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By Lisa Anderson23-04-2012 Lesbians Da Na (R) and Bu Xiu (not their real names) pose for their wedding photographs on Valentine’s Day at Qianmen street in Beijing February 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee ISTANBUL (TrustLaw) – Discrimination hurts many women economically and socially, but it has an even greater and sometimes dangerous impact on lesbians, according […]

Face it, there’s no skirting the rise of the new breadwinners

April 13, 2012

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April 14, 2012 Taking big steps forward … the dynamics are shifting towards women contributing more in the workplace. They are women, watch them soar, writes Mathew Murphy in New York, of the female force behind economic recovery . Julia Gillard is one. So too is Sarah Palin. Gail Kelly has grown to become one […]

Stay-at-Home Fathers and Breadwinning Mothers : Gender, Couple,Dynamics, and Social Change

April 13, 2012

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by Noelle ChesleyGender & Society 2011 25: 642 I examine experiences of married couples to better understand whether economic shifts that push couples into gender-atypical work/family arrangements influence gender inequality. I draw on in-depth interviews conducted in 2008 with stay-at-home husbands and their wives in 21 married-couple families with children (42 individual interviews). I find […]

Rural women’s empowerment: A long road ahead

March 30, 2012

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Published: 27/03/2012 © FAO/G. Napolitano Advancing rural women’s economic empowerment and access to decent rural employment, supporting associations in giving them a stronger voice in decision-making, and fostering their better access to land are three priority areas in enabling rural women to realize their full potential for food and nutrition security. The UN Inter-Agency Task […]