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

  • May 28, 2010

    From CNN: The American Academy of Pediatrics rescinded a controversial policy statement made in April.  The statement condemned the practice of female gential cutting but also included a section stating that...


  • April 4, 2010

    At the start of Women's History Month in March, Margot Wallstrom began her two-year assignment to stop sexual violence from being used as a tactic in war--as a matter of global security.

    Her job calls on her to implement U.N. Resolution 1888,...


  • April 3, 2010

    The Women’s Bill is not and should not be expected to be a panacea for women’s ills. India is a shameful bottom or near-bottom in the Global Gender Gap Index when it...


  • March 31, 2010

    A Belgian parliamentary committee has voted to ban face-covering Islamic veils from being worn in public.  The home affairs committee voted unanimously to endorse the move, which must be approved by parliament for it to become law....


  • March 28, 2010

    In Johannesburg last week nearly 300 rights advocates and politicians brainstormed for three days about how to make governments in 10 countries of southern Africa friendlier to women.  Gender Links, a nongovernmental organization based...