Women in Security

Unpacking the Debate on Gender-Neutral Conscription: The Sweden Case

In this article, Caleigh Wong investigates the debate surrounding female conscription and Sweden, one of the few countries who has incorporated it into their defence policy. The Sweden case study offers justification for this practice through both a gender parity and operational effectiveness lens, but also presents shortcomings in its ability to meaningfully contribute to true equality.

Sabrina Natale Women in Security

Human trafficking in Canada: A continuous call to action

What has Canada been doing to fight human trafficking? In part 2 of this article series, Sabrina Natale discusses human trafficking in Canada, the overwhelming representation of Aboriginal and First Nation women in the industry and Canada’s National Action Plan in response to human trafficking.

Nilum Panesar Security, Trade and the Economy

Corporate Social Responsibility: Skin Lightening in India as a Means towards Economic and Social Prosperity?

The market for skin lightening products is growing in India, promising to elevate the social and economic status of women who use them. While marketed as socially responsible products, their effectiveness is questionable.

Mégane Visette Women in Security

In Conversation with Jieun Baek (Part II) : an Inspiring Female Researcher

Read Part I here, in which I ask Jieun about her research about information access in and out of North Korea. Part II: About JiEun’s Career   Can you tell me a bit more about your position at Google headquarters and your work on information access projects for North Korean defectors?   I was in Read More…