News: Gender
Gender - Thu Jul 15 2010
IFIs must consider gender impacts within indigenous communities
Despite International Financial Institution (IFI) mandates to safeguard indigenous peoples, gender blind IFI investments can have negative impacts on indigenous communities, especially when IFIs are financiers of environmentally destructive infrastructure projects, extractive industries, and harmful macroeconomic restructuring.
Gender - Fri Jul 09 2010
Conference aims to promote labour equality to strengthen women's autonomy
Government officials, experts and representatives of civil society will meet on 13-16 July to discuss public policies for gender equality in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Gender - Thu Jul 08 2010
UN Women established
The UN General Assembly voted unanimously for the establishment of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment, to be known as “UN Women.” It is the result of years of negotiations between UN Member States and active advocacy of women’s groups and civil society.
Gender - Thu Jul 08 2010
Haiti: IFIs must address gender based violence and end debt
Funding by the World Bank and other international financial institutions is failing to adequately protect the women and girls of Haiti. With the US holding the funding keys, Gender Action asked President Obama to press for action.
Gender - Mon Jul 05 2010
Gender meet ends on high note with new "UN Women"
Nearly 50 government delegations spent the past week at U.N. headquarters in New York hashing over the progress that has been made and challenges that remain in pursuing gender parity worldwide, one of the crucial elements of the Millennium Development Goals.
Gender - Thu Jun 17 2010
Muslim women explore opportunity in non-traditional fields
In a small, dingy and humid room in Metiabruz, a poor Muslim-dominated locality in Kolkata in eastern India, at least 20 Muslim women are talking with excitement about their aspirations and why they decided to study information technology (IT), a short-term course offered for a minimal fee by a non- government organisation operating in their locality.
Gender - Mon Jun 14 2010
Haiti: responses must address gender
Six months after the earthquake in Haiti MADRE's Yifat Susskind spoke with AWID about the gendered impact of the earthquake, and described what a gender responsive approach to addressing the crisis would look like.
Gender - Fri Jun 11 2010
Uruguay/labour: women still at a disadvantage
In the world of labour in Uruguay there is one indicator in which women are ahead: unemployment. The report on "territorial-based gender indicators for the drafting of equity policies", drawn up with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), found large gender disparities.
Gender - Wed Jun 02 2010
Making Latin America’s cities women-friendly
Fear of street harassment prevents women from freely moving around, hinders their personal development, in terms of studies, work or recreation, and has an isolating effect on them. The regional programme ‘Cities Without Violence Against Women, Safe Cities For All’aims to work with local governments to ensure equal access to public spaces, and help design and build cities that are safer for everyone.
Gender - Tue May 18 2010
Online forum on religion, gender and politics
Religion is playing an increasing role in public life across the globe. The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) as well as the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) are engaged in research projects on the role of religion and gender equality. To make their voices heard they set up this online forum to debate and share views.

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