Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
Today, women make up half of the work force, and half of the enrollment at medical and law schools. But women must still deal with a well-entrenched double standard when it comes to gender-acceptable behavior.
Women hold chief executive and president positions in only 3% of the world's top 1000 companies and are just 13.5% of executive officers in the U.S.'s top 500. Yet in the public sector they have progressed at three times the rate.
The victory of Laura Chinchilla in Costa Rica's presidential elections, and the growing participation of women in Central American parliaments, point to their progress in the region's spheres of political power. But they still...