Globalization, 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.

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By Natasha Cline-Thomas*Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012:...
By Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.*The National Council for Research on Women participates in the US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and...
Earlier this month, the Women's Media Center featured an excellent "exclusive" written by Kenyan feminist and scholar Achola O. Pala....

News

  • June 25, 2012

    A new working paper by Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland for the Peterson Institute for International Economics suggests that Kim Jong-un's early economic policy moves in the economic sphere “were focused on re-enforcing controls....


  • June 20, 2012

     We have known for awhile that investing in women makes dollars and sense, now check out the numbers that prove it! We’ll be discussing it at our National Conference this week in DC!


  • June 19, 2012

    The Dell Women's Global Entrepreneurship Study finds that India is one of the best places for women entrepreneurs.


  • June 15, 2012

    Human Rights Watch reports that Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current conflict.


  • May 29, 2012

    Japanese officials are trying to remove a small monument to Korean "comfort women" in New Jersey.