Freedom in the World Key REPORT Findings *With populist and nationalist forces making significant gains in democratic states, 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. *There were setbacks in political rights, civil liberties, or both, in a number of countries rated “Free” by the report, including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, […]
Few areas of American life have seen as much change as the world of gender and sexuality. When the youngest retirees were born in the early 50s, women were expected to stay in the home and nurture the children while men were expected to serve as breadwinners, aloof from many of the mundane household tasks […]
Examining the disproportionate effect of poverty on women and girls Numerous statistics shed light on the variables and mechanisms that foster and perpetuate a status of poverty in women and girls: Women and girls are more likely to suffer from poor health and malnutrition, less likely to go to school, and more […]
Link to Video The World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2016 report monitors legal barriers on women’s economic opportunities around the world and the results may shock you.
How Plastic Surgery Apps & Games Are Impacting Children Link to video How much attention do you pay to the apps your children play online? If they’re brightly coloured and you see cartoon characters on the screen do you assume they’re kid-friendly and exercise little control? Well it could be time […]
Five teenage girls use their individual strengths to tackle gender discrimination and violence in their communities. In Bangladesh, Peru, Jordan, India and Kenya, each of the five young women inspires her peers to transform their own lives. Though each finds her talents in a different field, their stories portray hope for a brighter future for […]
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