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Lilongwe women leveling inequality in construction

Lilongwe, 26 August 2015 — Gender equality and women's empowerment in the Malawian construction sector has sought to bridge the gap between men and women's gender roles. There has been little involvement of women, let alone non-qualified women, in construction management. But groups of women from the slums of Lilongwe are challenging the male-dominated sector by taking construction positions. See more.

Fighting gender inequality in education

Abuja, 19 August 2015 — Gender inequality takes on different forms, including access to education. In Abuja, girls are often not formally educated, as domestic skills are considered more valuable. However, increasing awareness of the impact of educated women on the economy and in poverty-alleviation is leading to initiatives that work to further gender equality in education. See more.

Como começar uma transformação na sua cidade?

Essa é uma das perguntas que mais escuto, e geralmente é seguida de, afinal, como posso ter um papel mais ativo na minha cidade ou vizinhança? Como posso gerar uma diferença? Os problemas hoje são tão complexos que é difícil imaginar como se pode ter alguma influencia positiva sobre eles. Porém, é muito mais simples do que se pensa. Leia mais.

The social enterprising women leading the fight to reduce recidivism and poverty in Nairobi

Nairobi, 14 August 2015 — With a maximum occupancy rate of 26,757 for its 108 institutions, the Kenyan Prisons Service is currently operating at 202 percent of its capacity. A number of social ventures and advocacy groups are targeting transformative programming to reduce these numbers and the high rates of recidivism in Nairobi. See more.

Restablecimiento de los derechos de las mujeres víctimas de violencia

Mexico D.F., 12 agosto 2015 — En la Ciudad de México cinco de cada 10 mujeres sufren violencia. Ante esta situación, la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social del Distrito Federal diseñó el Programa de Reinserción Social para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia Familiar de la Ciudad de México, con la finalidad de reestablecer los derechos de las víctimas de violencia. Leer más.

Lembaga keuangan mikro syariah dan perempuan pengusaha

Surabaya, 10 Agustus 2015 — Diskriminasi karena perbedaan gender masih terjadi pada sektor keuangan dimana perempuan pengusaha cenderung kesulitan mendapat suntikan dana. Namun begitu kini telah banyak lembaga keuangan mikro BMT (Baitul Maal Tamwil) yang menerapkan ekonomi syariah memberikan kemudahan memperoleh modal bagi perempuan pemilik usaha kecil di kota. Baca lebih lanjut.

Bangalore's domestic workers have paved new pathways in gaining recognition and rights

Bangalore, 1 May 2015 — Bangalore's domestic workers have led the way in demanding better wages and conditions at a state level and beyond. Their unions pushed the city's home state of Karnataka to declare a minimum wage for maids, cooks, and sweepers. While the law is progressive, enforcement has been minimal and much more needs to be done. See more.

چه سیاستی به حق زنان جوان به اشتغال راه می برد؟

Tehran, 27 February 2015 — زنان جوان ایرانی فرصت های نابرابری برای ورود به بازار کار نسبت به مردان دارند. این وضعیت میان زنان اقشار فرودست و ساکن سکونتگاههای غیررسمی، وخیم تر است. برای تسکین این مشکل دو نوع راه حل را بررسی می¬کنیم: راه حل دولتی «طرح های خوداشتغالی زنان» و راه حل فردی «دست فروشی». ادامه مطلب.

Change agents emerge from Mumbai's red light district

Mumbai, 6 February 2015 — Programs that work with marginalized groups around the city focus mainly on providing education or skills training. Robin Chaurasiya, founder of an NGO called Kranti in Mumbai, says that this is especially true among the programs to help daughters of sex workers. Most girls are given cooking, cleaning, or jewelry-making skills; Chaurasiya believes the young women could do so much more, and thus, Kranti. The organization sees young women as revolutionaries and helps build them into leaders of social change. See more.

Equidad de género: una tarea pendiente

En esta nueva entrada del blog quisiera abordar un tema que sigue pendiente tanto a nivel nacional, como a nivel mundial: la equidad de género. Al respecto, el Foro Económico Mundial publicó su reporte anual acerca del tema (el primero fue publicado en 2006) denominado "The Global Gender Gap Report 2014". Dicho reporte califica a través de la construcción de un índice, la equidad de género. Leer más.