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.

Author Series event with Courtney E. Martin


We are proud to present an Author Series event with


Author of
Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists

Thursday, April 14, 6-8 p.m.
Olin 120, Olin Hall

Courtney Martin's rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world?

For more information or to register, contact:
Joan Whalen
The Center for Women's Leadership at Babson College

New Media and Political Change in Egypt: Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies


The Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center

New Media and Political Change in Egypt:
Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies

with Sahar Mohamed Khamis
Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies,
University of Maryland


Khamis will discuss the causes behind the Egyptian revolution and its multiple national, regional, and international implications, with a special focus on the role of new media and innovative communication strategies within it.

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center

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