Gender Equality Blog

Women in the poorest countries lack leadership opportunities in the UN

Friday, 11 November 2016 10:47

A month ago, a male friend of mine- a university professor- told me that the topic of gender equality should be discussed in a manner that is ‘non-threatening to men’. My answer to him was ‘when you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’.

Women and agroecology, the struggle of everyday

Friday, 14 October 2016 14:00

Ligória Felipe dos Santos is a farmer in the Brazilian semiarid region. She was born and became a woman in a rural community in the municipality of Esperança, in Paraiba.

Setting the Scene to Dismantle Corporate Power in Southern Africa

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 09:56

If you're not there, it's difficult to imagine the lives of the Zimbabwean women and children regularly sexually assaulted for protesting the mining activities at the Marange diamond fields.

Rural Women’s Assembly in Swaziland

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:30

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)

Reading the Encyclical Letter “Laudato si'” with gender lens

Monday, 25 July 2016 12:48

The Encyclical Letter ‘Laudato sì’ had a huge impact and sparked a lively debate around its contents. Indeed, the document focuses on the crisis of the ‘common home’ of humanity, identifying the problems and indicating the path.

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