Posts Tagged: gender equality
March 6, 2018
While environmental changes affect everyone, due to existing gender inequalities, women often bear the bulk of the burden. In patriarchal societies, cultural, legal and political restrictions often undermine women’s adaptability and resilience to climate change. Read more of this opinion piece at IPS News Service.
August 2, 2017
The new program advocates for gender equity so that communities impacted by climate disruption can become healthier, stronger, and better prepared to adapt. We thank the Sierra Club for their financial support of Women at the Center.
June 29, 2017
In light of recent funding cuts to vital global family planning programs, the Universal Access Project has compiled this toolkit as a resource for background, current context, and areas of intersection with SRHR, or the landscape of universal sexual and reproductive health and rights. From the toolkit: “This toolkit provides background, context and resources for journalists writing about global SRHR and related topics. It includes an overview of key challenges and opportunities in ensuring comprehensive SRHR; a snapshot of the current U.S. political landscape with regards to SRHR; a summary of global commitments to SRHR and progress against those commitments; and in-depth information and additional resources on a variety of SRHR-relevant topics.”
June 16, 2017
Proud dad Barack Obama speaks often about the constraints of raising two Black daughters in the U.S.
March 15, 2017
March 8th marks one of the most important days for Women at the Center: International Women’s Day. Given this year’s unsteady political climate, women had a lot to talk about – much more than usual.
February 2, 2017
Since the death of Justice Scalia last February, there has been a huge debate on who would fill his chair in the U.S. Supreme Court. On January 31st, President Trump announced his nominee – Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch.
January 25, 2017
Trump is not wasting time. Three days into his term, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. This executive order, first established in 1984 by Ronald Reagan, forbids international non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. government funding if they perform, discuss, or even mention abortion services.
December 6, 2016
Across the world, climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. The environmental, economic and social impacts of these environmental disasters are felt the worst by those living within impoverished and hazardous areas.
July 26, 2016
Increasingly, the GOP has become obsessed with controlling women’s bodies. On the eve of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, women fought back. One hundred women assembled early Sunday morning on July 17 across the river from the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention took place and bared it all in peaceful protest.
May 31, 2016
We’re not all at equal risk when it comes to these effects. It is well established by global experts in disaster management that the vulnerability of people during and after disasters actually varies based on class, ethnicity, gender, disability, and age.