Gender Economics


Promoting women in science in Latin America and the Caribbean

Jana Rodriguez Hertz Southern University of Science and Technology
If Maria Emilia is a Latin American scientist, half of her colleagues are probably also women, but her chance of being admitted to the National Academy or National Agency is much lower than for her male colleagues. What are the main challanges women in science face in Latin America and the Caribbean? And what policies would (or should) support them?
1 October 2018

Measuring Global Success

Michael Weatherburn Imperial College London
Much debate surrounds the choice of indicator used to determine economic performance and stage of development for governments, businesses and citizens.
24 January 2016

Prosecuting Sexual Violence in Conflict

Hope Ferdowsian, Ranit Mishori & Karen Naimer Physicians for Human Rights
In light of recent news including the coordinated sexual assaults on women in Cologne, and a spike in attacks against Syrian and Iraqi women, Dr Hope Ferdowsian co-authors a timely piece reflecting on sexual violence crimes during times of conflict. Could justice be better served if clinicians extended their role and were required to provide forensic medical evidence in Courts of Law?
20 January 2016

The World Needs Science and Science Needs Women

Pratibha Gai The Univeristy of York & Katy Gandon L’Oréal UK & Ireland
With research showing that a mere 32 per cent of employed scientists and engineers are women, the challenge lies in being able to retain female scientific talent and encouraging a higher level of participation beyond school and into the workplace.
1 May 2013

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Renate van Oosten Chatham House
The past half century has seen leaps in women’s working rights, yet statistics show that sexual harassment is still a pervasive threat in the workplace.
1 May 2013

The Female Economy in China and India

Michael Silverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao & David C. Michael The Boston Consulting Group
Increasingly affluent and powerful female consumers in China and India are expected stimulate extraordinary growth – and deliver growth to the companies that serve them.
1 May 2013

Women’s Empowerment in Kenya

Mary Njenga University of Nairobi
Fuel briquette technology is a promising alternative source of energy that could address unmet needs for cooking fuel, and create a number of socio-economic opportunities for women and low-income earners in Kenya.
1 May 2013

Getting Everyone On Board To Get Women On The Board

Calypso Montouchet Imperial College London
Gender equality in both the workplace and the home can only be reached if mindsets change in parallel with the creation of new laws, and codes of practice.
1 May 2013

What Do Menstruating Girls Need in Schools?

Seung Lee & Brad Kerner Save the Children
Imagine trying to attend classes in these schools while you have your menstrual period. Imagine your menstrual period is extremely painful. Imagine your reuse-able pad is soaked through but there is no running water to clean it, or that there is no trash bin to get rid of it. And don’t forget this happens every month.
1 January 2013
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