Monthly Archives: January 2011

World Economic Forum in Davos: Where have all the women gone?

A glance at the annual meeting at Davos confirms:  The World Economic Forum is still largely male dominated. Research shows that investing in women is good for business and gender diversity is a key element for success of companies. However, … Continue reading

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Women still disadvantaged in agricultural employment

According to a recent UN report, women continue to reap less benefits from employment in agriculture than men in rural areas, and the recent global financial and food crises have slowed down progress towards gender equality in farming-related labour. According … Continue reading

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Gender equality on development agenda for 2011

Gender Mainstreaming of Development Policies needed! The United Nations Organization (UNO)  presented its priorities for 2011. Gender equality is on the agenda,  among with sustainable development, climate change,  global security, human rights and social and crisis response to nuclear disarmament. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gender and Green Governance

“Gender and Green Governance. The Political Economy of Women’s Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry” by Bina Agarwal Economists studying environmental collective action and green governance have paid little attention to the question of gender. Research on gender and green … Continue reading

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