Issues & Expertise

Re:Gender addresses a broad range of issues from women's economic security and health care, to gender in popular culture, and violence against women and girls. Our network examines the issues that matter and proposes solutions to some of today's biggest challenges. To find out more, use the keyword 'search' above or visit some of the main research areas identified below.
Women have made great progress in business and entrepreneurship, but more efforts are needed to break through the glass ceiling and advance women’s careers and enterprises.
Popular culture and communications play a powerful role in shaping how gender roles are perceived. Re:Gender and its members uncover and counter misinformation about the media’s representation of women and girls while also pushing for greater female representation in the media.
Despite women’s enormous contributions to the national and global economy, they are still largely absent from leadership positions and their voices are missing from policymaking. To counter this, women need access to adequate income and quality education to support themselves and their families.
Even though women have made substantial progress in educational attainment, gaps persist, especially according to race, income, immigrant status, and other socio-economic factors.
Women are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and lack of access to clean water and adequate, affordable energy. Investing in women is one of the most effective ways to advance sustainable development and fight global climate change.
In order to realize a fully equal and just society, we must focus on diversity, which includes, but is not limited, to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, social class, sexual orientation, age, ability, and political perspective.
Although women are internationally valuable for conflict resolution, reducing extremism and promoting post-conflict reconstruction and sustainable development, governments and international organizations often overlook the contributions and perspectives of women and girls.
Full equality for women and girls can be attained only when they have the information and services they need to lead healthy lives and make informed and independent decisions about their health, reproductive health, and sexuality.
Women have made significant strides in STEM-related studies and careers, but progress in some areas have fallen short, and efforts need to be stepped up to reduce constraints to women’s STEM success.
Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that is a human rights and public health issue. Re:Gender and its network members are working along with international partners to raise awareness about efforts to reduce and eliminate the scourge of violence
Women and girls are attaining leadership positions in increasing numbers across government, civil society and the economy. But the glass ceiling is still in place in many countries, including the US, where women are still under-represented in government and senior leadership positions.