Sandy Jung, MacEwan University and Jesmen Mendoza, Toronto Metropolitan University How do universities and colleges build safer campuses, and better respond to incidents of sexual and gender-based violence? There isn’t a simple answer to this question. Whatever the response, any solution involves making difficult decisions based on valid tools. We are part of a nationalContinue reading “Addressing campus sexual violence: New risk assessment tool can help administrators make difficult decisions”
Category Archives: 5. Gender Equality
LGBTIQ learners at risk in South Africa as conservative Christian groups fight plans for safer schools
Haley McEwen, University of Gothenburg and Dennis A. Francis, Stellenbosch University Advocacy groups in South Africa are intensifying their efforts to prevent the country’s education department from creating safer environments for children of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. Some of the advocacy groups have ties to conservative US Christian groups. Representing conservative organisations, FreedomContinue reading “LGBTIQ learners at risk in South Africa as conservative Christian groups fight plans for safer schools”
For LGBTI employees, working overseas can be a lonely, frustrating and even dangerous experience
Miriam Moeller, The University of Queensland; Jane Maley, Charles Sturt University, and Ruth McPhail, Griffith University As the number of workers taking international assignments increases, companies have more responsibility to look after their LGBTI employees who face persecution while on assignment. Russia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are becoming some of the most challenging expatriateContinue reading “For LGBTI employees, working overseas can be a lonely, frustrating and even dangerous experience”
US abortion law decision brings attention to rights of women in Africa
A leaked draft of a majority opinion of the US Supreme Court has revealed the court’s leaning towards undoing its 1973 landmark ruling (Roe v Wade) which gave women in the US a constitutional right to abortion.
Black women in South African academia struggle to get ahead: what needs to change
In South Africa, the number of black women who acquire undergraduate degrees has increased more than any other population group. Yet they remain underrepresented in senior academic and management positions in the country’s higher education institutions.
How inequality drives HIV in adolescent girls and young women
To fight economic inequality, female dependency on relationships and gender-based violence, female education is critical. GULSHAN KHAN/AFP via Getty Images November 28, 2021 9.06am GMT Hilton Humphries, Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Despite the advances that have been made against HIV, the world has 37 million people living with HIV.Continue reading “How inequality drives HIV in adolescent girls and young women”
British Somalis and FGM: ‘everybody is a suspect – you are guilty until proven innocent’
shutterstock/Monkey Business Images March 18, 2020 9.42am GMT Saffron Karlsen, University of Bristol; Christina Pantazis, University of Bristol; Magda Mogilnicka, University of Bristol, and Natasha Carver, University of Bristol Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), whereby the female genitals are deliberately injured or changed for non-medical reasons, is considered by the UN to be a “global concern”.Continue reading “British Somalis and FGM: ‘everybody is a suspect – you are guilty until proven innocent’”
We interviewed 150 women migrants – revealing how their journeys involve peril at every turn
There were seven women and three children among the 27 people who tragically lost their lives in the English Channel this week. Women and children are frequently among those seeking a new life in Europe: as of November 21, this year 27.1% of migrants arriving by sea in the Mediterranean are women or children.
Afghanistan: Girls at increasing risk of child marriage
From UN News The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received credible reports of families in Afghanistan offering daughters as young as 20 days old for future marriage in return for a dowry. In a statement released on Friday, the agency’s Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said that she was “deeply concerned” over reports that child marriage is on the rise. Even before the latest political instability, UNICEF’s partners registered 183Continue reading “Afghanistan: Girls at increasing risk of child marriage”