Post Tagged with: "Gender equality"

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Women's March on Washington, 21 January 2017. Image: Mobilus in Mobili. Source: Flickr CreativeCommons

More than a Women’s March: A movement for representation and justice for all

Friday, 20 January 2017, marked the beginning of a new era in American politics and global history. Thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, and participate in the festivities of the day. Inauguration Day is […]

by × 27 January 2017 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

The woman on the right is the proud caretaker of a public sanitation facility with separated toilets and showers for men and women. In a country where up to 77 percent of women say they have been the victim of sexual violence, it is important to minimize the risk of assault. Photo by European Commission DG Echo on Flickr

Sexual violence and justice in Liberia

Martha’s daughter was only 12 years old when a group of men raped her in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The police arrested one of the attackers, but did not refer the case for prosecution – an outcome that, Martha believes, had a lot to do with her inability to […]

by × 28 July 2016 ×

BSG Staff, Governance, cooperation and law

Picture of the entrance of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage's headquarters. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sexualised violence: in Germany, ‘Nein’ does not mean ‘Nein’

Groping is not punishable by law, and the ‘no’ of a rape victim does not suffice for rape to be punishable as such. This disgraceful situation needs to change. The great wave of groping in Germany continues unchallenged, everyday and beyond ‘Cologne’. One in three women in the EU experiences […]

by × 29 March 2016 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at HeForShe Campaign special event 
(New York, 19 September 2014)

Whose business is the unfinished business of gender parity

Dark Clouds. Downpour. Determined still. To brave it all and listen to the woman who elaborated Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. Brandishing a fractured wrist in a bandage, Anne Marie-Slaughter recounted how phenomenal her female nurse in Davos was and well, how her replacement male nurse was not […]

by × 05 February 2016 ×

Guest author, Health, welfare and well-being

Gender transformation in Vietnam: from offence to legal right

Gender transformation in Vietnam: from offence to legal right

On November 24, 2015, the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam passed a new Civil Code which allows Gender Transformation in Vietnam. This Code, which consists of 27 chapters and 689 articles, will take effect from January 1st , 2017. Like in other countries around the world, homosexual behavior and transgender […]

by × 01 December 2015 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

A photo from Umushyikirano - National Dialogue Council 2013, Rwanda Parliament. Source Flickr Creative Commons

Where are the women? Some lessons for Pakistan from Rwanda

In Rwanda there is a saying. “The woman is the heart of the house, so if your heart is working well the whole body is also to benefit.” Many people in Pakistan may only relate Rwanda with the 2004 Hollywood flick, Hotel Rwanda, which tells the compassionate tale of a […]

by × 13 November 2015 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Sarpanch Kamala Devi (in blue saree) in her office at the Gram Panchayat Kankradara, District Dungarpur, Rajasthan. (Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh. Source: Flickr Creative Commons)

Does power have to be male?

On a balmy Bangalore morning, amidst flower sellers and office goers, as my driver stopped the car at the raised hand of the traffic police woman, he remarked confidently that even if he sped past her she would not do anything. When I asked him why, he reduced the volume […]

by × 09 October 2015 ×

BSG Students, Deepening Democracy

Joanne in Oxford

More than a ‘name on the ballot’: why politics, why now?

Last week, I launched a campaign to contest the Canadian federal nomination for the New Democratic Party in my hometown riding of Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan. Canada is preparing for a federal election in October, and after almost 10 years of Conservative rule our multi-party political system is primed for an […]

by × 10 June 2015 ×