Post Tagged with: "gender equality"

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Group of American activists protesting

When corruption scandals open the doors of power for women

Whenever a corruption scandal hits the headlines, public attention tends to gravitate towards identifying the resources that have gone missing and the scoundrels responsible. Corruption often triggers collective moral outrage, and, at least where the problem is not systemic, it can motivate citizens to hold public officials to account. But […]

by × 15 November 2019 ×

BSG Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

Making Bogotá a better city for young women

Making Bogotá a better city for young women

One of the principal concerns for Enrique Peñalosa when he started his second term as mayor of Bogotá in January 2016 was how to make it a better city for women, and particularly for young women. The statistics revealed a bleak reality: 5.8% of young women were poor according to […]

by × 15 November 2019 ×

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Image credit: UK Department for International Development

‘Leave no woman behind’: key action areas to achieve the UN global goal on gender

In my home country of Pakistan, I have witnessed the lack of opportunities for women to achieve their full economic potential. Policymakers must identify transformative policy solutions for women to develop skills, earn an income, and secure equitable access to credit, information and markets. Increasing women’s labour force participation will […]

by × 13 November 2019 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

MPP student Paola (third from left) with her colleagues

My summer project: working at the Unit for Gender Equality at Mexican Congress

Last December, a new government assumed power in Mexico. It was the first time that a leftist party won the presidential election and a simple majority in the Lower House of Congress. Since its institutionalisation in 2014, the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party gave Mexicans a new source of hope […]

by × 12 July 2019 ×

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 ×