Globalization, Human Rights & Security
Globalization—as a political, economic and cultural trend—continues to have a mixed impact on women. Although it is strengthening promotion of gender equality around the world, it is also in many cases widening the gulf between rich and poor, accelerating environmental degradation and increasing the workloads of women and girls. The expanding global marketplace is increasing women’s employment opportunities but also producing jobs that may be temporary, unsafe or exploitive. Furthermore, economic reform programs imposed on developing countries by international financial institutions have often eroded critical services, such as public health and education programs, thereby increasing the caregiving burdens of women and girls. While globalization has opened up new avenues for some women, it has also led to increased hardship for others.
May 26, 2011
Report: Walking the Talk: Cash Transfers and Gender Dynamics, A Report by Concern Worldwide and Oxfam GBMay 6, 2011
April 29, 2011
November 12, 2010
The migration of women from the Philippines to Canada to serve in domestic roles separates families for yearsJune 17, 2010