By Heidi Fishpaw* Suffragette, with Meryl Streep, arrived to the theaters this fall transporting us to a dark state of existence in the 1910’s England. Women, particularly working class women, worked in near slavery conditions, facing sexual abuse and lower status work and pay compared to men. Questioning their exclusion from voting and their working conditions, they were … [Read more...] about Three ways we police women’s voices
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Para leer el post en español, haz click aquí. As a professional who has worked on issues of gender equality throughout my career, I am startled when I hear my 6 year old parroting certain things he hears at school or on TV -he can’t do something because it is “too girly,” inferring that it is inferior or that the use of force is cool and somehow means you are superior. These … [Read more...] about What can I do about violence against women and girls? Well, here is a starting point
Last week, we attended, as gender specialists, the IDB’s seminar on Gender and Transport in Mexico. During conversations held both within the event’s presentations and casually over coffee, we realized that our experiences in public transport are quite different: Andrew: I have traveled by public transport around the world, from Washington D.C., where I live, to Cairo, Lima … [Read more...] about A male traveler; a female traveler: the two faces of public transport
By Margaret E. Greene, Giovanna Lauro and Alice Taylor* Para leer en español, haz click aquí Most global discussions and actions around child and adolescent marriage focus on hotspot areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers and advocates have long studied adolescent pregnancy. But any critical discussion of marriage practices … [Read more...] about Yes, girls do marry as children and adolescents in Latin America
Para leer en español, haz click aquí Follow @calemann This question was debated by promoters and detractors of an anti-rape technology that allows women to detect drugs in their drinks with a quick stir of the finger. An ongoing discussion about the effectiveness of this and other gadgets such as anti-rape underwear was recently underway amidst heightened public awareness … [Read more...] about Can nail polish prevent rape?