Gender Equality

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 

The Way Forward for Women in Libya

I am proud to be the first woman to represent Libya as its Ambassador to the U.S.  Women now serve in all facets of public life in Libya, but we still face some obstacles.  Few women have been appointed to high-level positions as ministers or judges and there have been too few female ambassadors appointed to represent Libya in other countries.  Despite an increase in the labor force participation rate over the last few years, women still represent only 25% of the Libyan workforce in both the private and public sector.   There are numerous reasons for this lack of representation, including s

Operating from the Margins: Women’s Rights Organizations in Egypt

On March 8, 2019, Egypt as well as the rest of the world celebrate International Women’s Day. Usually, on that day, like many cities around the world, Egyptian women and activists across the political spectrum unite and demonstrate issues pertaining to women and minorities. In Egypt, however, this symbolic celebration is muffled for the fifth year in a row as a result of the crackdown on the Egyptian civil society that was further enhanced after passing the restrictive NGO Law no. 70 of 2017.

Fitness First: Improving Maternal Health for Palestinian Women

Palestinian women have historically played a significant role in their community development efforts. However, pregnant women are constantly confronted with cultural challenges as well as contextual ones that restrict them for valuing childbirth education and pre-natal fitness. Stereotypes and traditional education continue to limit pregnant women.

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. 
 

Brazilian Women in STEM

Book Launch: 'The Time Has Come – Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution'

"The public world of gender relations is exploding around us. The private world of relationships, families, and sex is a minefield of power and love. There has never, ever, in the 8,000 year history of our male-dominated world, been a moment quite like this. You and I are living it. The gender equality revolution."
 
In words both challenging and compassionate, author Dr. Michael Kaufman makes the case for men to actively support the fight for women's rights in our workplaces, in public life, and in our homes. 
 

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.

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