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.

Both Halves of the Sky: How Women of the Global North and South Make Each Other Whole

The Huffington Post
Gail Straub • February 2, 2010

SIROW Researcher to Speak at Congressional Briefing

Nina Rabin of UA's Southwest Institute for Research on Women will be speaking in Washington, D.C. this month about the condition of women being detained in immigration detention centers.

Global Employment Trends for Women

This report looks at the gender impacts of the financial crisis and slowdown in world economic growth. The report reconfirms that gender inequality remians an issue within labor markets globally. The report starts with an analysis of recent labor market developed economies, follows with a projection of labor market indicators for 2008 and 2009, and finishes by highlighting several policy considerations.
 

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http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_103456.pdf

NCRW Fact Sheet: Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the most comprehensive federal legislation ever enacted to protect women, children, and families from violence. Programs under the act are administered through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.

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NCRW Fact Sheet: The International Violence Against Women Act

I-VAWA would apply the force of U.S. diplomacy and provide $1 billion over five years to institute measures to prevent the abuse and exploitation that affects so many women worldwide.

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Gender, Institutions and Development Database

The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB) represents a new tool for researchers and policy makers to determine and analyse obstacles to women’s economic development. It covers a total of 160 countries and comprises an array of 60 indicators on gender discrimination. The database has been compiled from various sources and combines in a systematic and coherent fashion the current empirical evidence that exists on the socio-economic status of women.
 

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http://www.oecd.org/document/16/0,3343,en_2649_33731_39323280_1_1_1_1,00.html

Global Private Sector Leaders Forum, Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

The Global Private Sector Leaders Forum is a group of influencial businesspeople and companies committed to promoting women’s economic empowerment. These leaders understand the importance of women’s contributions to business profitability and to the communities in which they operate. They are creating economic opportunities for women as an integral part of core business, community engagement and corporate diversity and inclusion.
 

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http://pslforum.worldbankgroup.org/

Equality for Women: Where do We Stand?

The results towards gender equality are mixed at the halfway point of completion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the new report by the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says. Women’s health and education have improved substantially in most countries, but progress is lagging on improving their economic opportunities, and investments of some US$13 billion a year are needed to achieve the overall goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
 

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http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTGENDER/Resources/4pagerEqualityforWomen.pdf
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