Globalization

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.

New Media and Political Change in Egypt: Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies

Date/Time: 
03/30/2011

The Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center
presents

New Media and Political Change in Egypt:
Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies

with Sahar Mohamed Khamis
Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies,
University of Maryland

 

Khamis will discuss the causes behind the Egyptian revolution and its multiple national, regional, and international implications, with a special focus on the role of new media and innovative communication strategies within it.


Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana - Author Series Event

Date/Time: 
03/21/2011

— AUTHOR SERIES EVENT —
THE DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHANA: FIVE SISTERS, ONE REMARKABLE FAMILY, AND THE WOMAN WHO RISKED EVERYTHING TO KEEP THEM SAFE
   
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Fellow and Women and Foreign Policy Program Deputy Director,
Council on Foreign Relations

Expert Profile

Location: 
United States
40° 50' 10.932" N, 73° 55' 20.5068" W

Khushbu Srivastava joined the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation as Director or Marketing and Communications in October 2010. With a decade of experience in nonprofit strategy, gender, marketing, communications and policy advocacy, Ms. Srivastava has worked on international health, education and microfinance programs across thirteen countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Liberia and Sri Lanka. Ms. Srivastava holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a BA from Wellesley College.

Location

Bronx, NY 10452
United States
40° 50' 10.932" N, 73° 55' 20.5068" W

Expert Profile

Location: 
United States
40° 45' 21.9456" N, 73° 59' 38.2488" W
Member Organizations: 

Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, and Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. Previously, she was Professor of Economics and International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. She has worked at the Ford Foundation as a program officer in the Asia Regional Program. She is currently the Chair of the Board of the US Human Rights Network and on the Board of the Center for Constitutional Rights. She is the author of Why MES with Human Rights: Integrating Macro Economic Strategies with Human Rights (Marymount Manhattan College, New York, 2005). She edited The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy (Kumarian Press, 2001) and co-edited Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World’s Religions, with Patricia Jung and Mary Hunt (Rutgers University Press, 2000).

Location

New York, NY 10018
United States
40° 45' 21.9456" N, 73° 59' 38.2488" W

President & CEO, Breakthrough

Mallika Dutt is the President and CEO of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality and justice. Ms. Dutt has served as Program Officer for Human Rights at the Ford Foundation's New Delhi Office and as the Associate Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. She is a founder of SAKHI for South Asian Women. Ms. Dutt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on Boards of WITNESS, the Open Society Institute US Programs, and Games for Change, and on the Rights Working Group Steering Committee.

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From the Women's Media Center: The Ground We Stand On

Earlier this month, the Women's Media Center featured an excellent "exclusive" written by Kenyan feminist and scholar Achola O. Pala.  Presenting a perspective too often unheard within women's activist communities, Pala argues that feminists from formerly colonized countries should look to their own cultural heritage for guideposts in creating greater justice in their communities.  Here are two gems to whet your appetite:


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