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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January 15, 2010 posted by Linda BaschAs reports filter in from Haiti in the aftermath of Wednesday's catastrophic earthquake, it is difficult to...
December 4, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdYesterday, three fabulous NCRW interns* and I journeyed down to the concrete maze that is the United...
December 3, 2009 posted by admin Did you know that since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has...
December 2, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdA study released this fall reported some chilling trends:More than 2 million babies and mothers die...

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  • December 26, 2011

     That Delhi is India's rape capital is a fact repeatedly stressed by crime statistics, but recent studies show safer streets could help to make the city safer for women. Research by Jagori, with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women,...


  • December 22, 2011

     On Tuesday, thousands of women—the Associated Press’s estimate put the number at ten thousand—went to Tahrir Square to protest. (According to Reuters, the women were “surrounded by men pledging to protect them.”)...


  • December 19, 2011

     In northern India, where one in two girls is wed before the age of 18, the rate of child marriage is dropping—and an innovative program is paying girls to stay unmarried.


  • December 18, 2011

    The national Sigma Phi Epsilon announced, after an internal investigation and lengthy discussions with the University of Vermont, that the University of Vermont chapter, whose members are accused of circulating a survey that asked who they would...


  • December 11, 2011

    A report compiled by the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development says over 2,000 cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) have occurred in Liberia during the period January to October 2011.