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.

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At a time when twelve states have legalized same-sex marriage, it appears that LGBTQ rights are moving in a positive direction, even politically....
By Natasha Cline-Thomas*Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012:...
By Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.*The National Council for Research on Women participates in the US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and...
Margot Baruch, an NCRW AMEX Fellow, recently posted a blog analyzing the newly established UN Women program. She writes that in order “for UN...
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon In 2005 I traveled to Afghanistan to write a newspaper story about women entrepreneurs, women who turned to business to...

News

  • June 1, 2010

    From U.S.A. Today: As 1600 Afghan leaders prepare for a peace conference (known as a jirga), women such as U.S.Rep. Donna Edwards,D-Md., wants to ensure that women's rights aren't set aside during the conference. During the Taliban's rule of...


  • May 31, 2010

    From Reuters:  In a plan to end the nine year conflict with the Taliban, political leaders, tribal elders and civil servant leaders will meet at a peace jirga--an assembly of leaders. The leaders will discuss reopening talks with the Taliban,...


  • May 31, 2010

    From the NY TImes: Two girls--age 13 and 14, escaped their illegal, arranged marriages, only to be returned home by police. The girls were punished by being flogged.  Poverty and tribal customs are the push behind many child bride marriages....


  • May 28, 2010

    From Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch has been fighting for the rights of domestic workers such as nannies and housekeepers in Lebanon as well as other areas of the Middle East and Asia.  Many of these...


  • May 28, 2010

    From UNIFEM: In April, the United Nations Development Fund for Women supported a 4 day conference in Burundi which focussed on the political participation of women and non-violence in elections.   At the end of the conference, attendees from...