Necessity is the mother of coalition: On Nancy Folbre Jayati Ghosh Verso Books March 1, 2020 Jayati Ghosh discusses Folbre’s new book, The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems, and the argument for an intersectional political economy.
The rape of India’s Dalit women: It’s all about gender & class subordination Stella Paul Inter Press Service November 2, 2020
How women & girls are forced to trade sex for water Sareen Malik and Benazir Omotto Inter Press Service August 21, 2020
UN Report: World remains a ‘violent, highly discriminatory place’ for girls InterPress Service March 4, 2020
Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common, but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed. (Access full report.)
Protesting femicide in Mexico Brent McDonald and Miguel Tovar New York Times March 10, 2020
Mexico: Thousands stay in to protest violence against women Peter Orsi AP/Washington Post March 9, 2020
Women’s unpaid labor is worth $10,900,000,000,000 Gus Wezerek and Kristen R. Ghodsee New York Times March 5, 2020
Imagine you had a bucket big enough to hold all the money made in 2018 by the 50 biggest companies in the world. The $10.9 trillion that women didn’t earn would more than fill it.
Global Trends: Forced displacement in 2018 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees June 19, 2019
World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute April 29, 2019
Gender Development Index 2018 United Nations Development Program “The GDI measures gender gaps in human development achievements by accounting for disparities between women and men in three basic dimensions of human development—health, knowledge and living standards using the same component indicators as in the HDI…. It is a direct measure of gender gap showing the female HDI as a percentage of the male HDI.”
Gender Inequality Index United Nations Development Program The GII is designed to reveal the extent to which the realization of a country’s human development potential is curtailed by gender inequality. The 2018 GII can be downloaded as an Excel file from this site. A fuller explanation of the GII is provided by UNDP Measuring Key Disparities in Human Development: The Gender Inequality Index, especially pp 8-14.
The Committee to Protect Journalists tracks Journalists killed, missing and imprisoned under CPI Data. There were 50 journalists killed during 2019, with 64 missing and 250 imprisoned at the end of 2019, according to their records. CPJ Alerts reported over 380 specific attacks on journalists and publications in 2019.
An extraordinary new book dismantles the myths that surround domestic violence Parul Sehgal New York Times May 7, 2019
Many firms in developed countries, countries which have significant worker protections, contract out parts or all of their production to contractors in developing countries, where labor protections are much less. Here is an example.
Made for next to nothing. Worn by you? Elizabeth Paton New York Times February 6, 2019
See full report Tainted Garments. The exploitation of women and girls in India’s home-based garment sector by Siddharth Kara (60 page PDF file)
Image: Old sewing machine of the type used in many Indian homes. Credit Suparna