Gender

25 Years since Cairo: Making ICPD25 Relevant to Young People

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The ICPD’s Programme of Action created a paradigm shift in how the global community regarded population dynamics, moving it from a focus on human numbers to a focus on human rights.

The Juggling Act of Caregiving Balancing Career, Health, and Gender Roles

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers.” --Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States 

Policies and Strategies Driving Inclusion and Productivity

The rise of Diversity & Inclusion officers and departments within the public and private sector mirrors a commitment to not only gender equality but building a productive, engaged workforce. A critical piece is the policies and processes underlying this commitment.

EMD Serono, the leading private sector partner in a global public-private partnership called Healthy Women, Healthy Economies, has produced a policy toolkit which outlines how to link workplace policies with women's health and productivity.

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: It Takes a System to Save a Mother

The vast majority of maternal deaths are preventable. Despite this fact, approximately every two minutes a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. 
 

The Importance of a Gender Focused Migration Policy

With more than 12,000 humanitarian visa requests from migrant adults and an increase in the number of migrants who wish to stay in Mexico, Mexico faces not only a challenges to their reception, but a unique opportunity to recognize the distinct gender dynamics of Central American migration and include a gender inclusive approach to their reception. Women and girls, members of the LGBTQ community, and boys have specific needs and require distinct protection mechanisms.

2018 Brazilian Election Results: Initial Takeaways on Political Renewal and the Role of Women

Historically high turnover rates and gains in female representation are encouraging, but political renewal remains in question. 
 

Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All

“The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission could not come at a better time,” said Patricia Da Silva, Associate Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation United Nations Liaison Office.

The Struggle for Freedom from Fear: Contesting Violence against Women at the Frontiers of Globalization

How can we understand and contest the global wave of violence against women? In this book, Alison Brysk shows that gender violence across countries tends to change as countries develop and liberalize, but not in the ways that we might predict. She shows how liberalizing authoritarian countries and transitional democracies may experience more shifting patterns and greater levels of violence than less developed and democratic countries, due to changes and uncertainties in economic and political structures.

2019 Brazilian Congress

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