Category Archives: Gender Issues

Analyzing the #SDGs on Twitter: The Social Media Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

By Sylvia Warren This month, the world took to social media to voice reactions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 goals and 169 targets offering a new framework for global development. In the 10 days following the confirmation of … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet

By Robert Fabricant & Younghee Jung In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political … Continue reading

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Infographic: Why Should We Care About Gender-Based Violence?

By Sonila Cook, Thabo Matse, and Julia Rohrer International Women’s Day offers an apt moment to look into gender-based violence: a massive global problem that knows no boundaries. It imposes tremendous costs on society – not least by limiting the … Continue reading

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On the International Day of the Girl Child, Boosting Young Women’s Education and Employment in Guinea through Targeted Training Centers

By Marieme Diallo In Guinea, many girls enter adolescence and young adulthood ill-prepared for their future working lives. When they grow up, these women are disproportionately affected by high rates of unemployment and underemployment compared to men, and are unable … Continue reading

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On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Designing a Better Period for Girls and Women

By Ashley Eberhart One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People this year is Arunachalam Muruganantham, colloquially known as “Menstrual Man,” or “the Tampon King.” Muruganantham was determined to design a sanitary pad for rural Indian women that was affordable, … Continue reading

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Unlocking access to finance for women entrepreneurs: not just another charitable cause

By Lily Han The challenges small businesses face in accessing finance to grow are familiar and well-established: they may lack the know-how to access formal financing sources, have little collateral to offer, or be perceived as high-risk clients by banks … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for Women is Progress for the Planet

By Ashley Eberhart Recently, I worked on a Dalberg project to improve the livelihoods of people in fishing communities. At the outset, we expected to focus on giving fishermen access to better gear, so that they could catch higher-value fish … Continue reading

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A short guide to understanding female genital cutting

By Tania Beard Female Genital Cutting (FGC) used to be an issue that only feminists and anthropologists discussed. Over the past decade, however, the issue has been rising in the global agenda. Just this past month, a new Kurdistani film … Continue reading

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Playing the role of a “joiner”: the importance of connections in the social sector

By Angela Rastegar Campbell Collaboration is a simple and powerful tool in the social sector, yet even when groups have common goals, there is a persistent gap between the potential for collaboration and the actual amount of partnerships that create … Continue reading

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Making cooking safer for households—and girls—in India

By Madhu Yalamarthi For many people, cooking is an activity—or, in some cases, a chore—that makes food tastier and safer to eat. Given these benefits, it may seem surprising that cooking can also cause disease, disability, and death. Yet cooking … Continue reading

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