Category: Gender

  1. Women’s participation in law

    Global

    The legal profession remains stubbornly male-dominated, with women lawyers often facing discrimination, disempowerment, and abuse. It needs urgent reform, led by women, if it’s to equitably serve all citizens for whom it seeks to provide justice

  2. Poverty is not gender-neutral

    Global

    As with most threats to well-being, poverty has an accentuated impact on women. Tackling this requires integrated action on several fronts to address the systemic inequalities women face across the world today

  3. Toward women’s economic empowerment in MENA

    Middle East and Northern Africa

    While tentative steps are being made across the region, reforms must go further and faster – from improving maternity provision to training more women in jobs traditionally reserved for men

  4. A level field for jobs: achieving gender equality in the workplace

    Global

    Jurisdictions that on the face of it have rigorous anti-discrimination legislation still consistently fail to pay women fairly or have fair representation at senior levels. Fixing this calls for transformative action on several fronts – from challenging entrenched social norms to game-changing investments in social protection

  5. Data on gender: seeing the true picture

    Global

    We will only fully understand the inequality experienced by women, girls, and other vulnerable groups if we collect the data. Despite recent progress, much of the gender-disaggregated data needed is still missing

  6. Effective laws to achieve equality for women

    Global

    The law is a critical enabler to empower women and challenge the status quo. While changing legislation is rarely straightforward or without resistance, there are encouraging signs that more countries are embedding women’s rights into national laws – others must follow suit

  7. Securing women’s property rights

    Global

    With just seven years until the 2030 deadline, millions of women across the globe continue to be denied the right to own and control land and property, despite the clear benefits it brings to them, their families and communities. To end this economic abuse, we urgently need more women in positions of leadership