The gendered wage gap has been a persistent hindrance to women’s economic independence and is a product of the patriarchal structure of modern society. As early as 1883, the wage gap between men and women was protested by the Western Union Telegraph Company, who went on strike to ensure “equal pay for equal work”, aligning Read More…
The recent confession of a Cyprian army officer murdering five migrant women and two children reopened the dialogue of migrant domestic workers’ (MDW) invisible fight against exploitation and human rights violations. Many juxtapose the MDW industry to modern day slavery. Common mistreatment MDW face include: inadequate or withheld wages, unregulated work hours, confiscation of personal identification, forced labour, physical/verbal abuse, and sexual harassment.
Military culture across the world has gone through significant shifts. The male-dominated institution has made important strives in the last 20 years with regards to gender equality. In Canada, women have been participating in Canada’s military history for the last 100 years, but it was not until the year 2000 that all restrictions were lifted, Read More…
In this article, Julia Schaumer highlights the issue of sexual exploitation and human trafficking within Thailand’s booming sex industry.
Our program editors look into their crystal balls to see what the future has in store.
Armed conflict exposes civilians to heightened sexual and gender based violence. Nancy explores how different actors define protection and why protection is necessary in times of armed conflict.
Event summary of our Women in Security and Peacekeeping panel discussion on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
Kelly Rahardja examines women’s rights in Russia in her latest infographic.
Seema Kawar discusses recent attacks against Muslim women in Ontario in the wake of the Paris attacks and questions whether they are the target of a misplaced vendetta.
Seema Kawar takes a look at the participation of women and girls in the past Palestinian Intifadas and the most recent uprising.