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.
Reports & Publications
Both Halves of the Sky: How Women of the Global North and South Make Each Other Whole
ICRW Applauds India’s Ground-Breaking Women’s Bill: More parliamentary seats a first step to greater political power
Statement of Cecile Richards, President of PPFA, on House Passing Historic Health Care Reform Bill
Statement of Cecile Richards, President of PPFA on the Executive Order of the President on Abortion and Health Care Reform
First Lady Michelle Obama to Serve as National Honorary Chair of Girls Inc. Board of Directors