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.
Seventeen years after the conception of UNSCR 1325, we evaluate its impact.
Canada’s proposing new chapters for NAFTA re-negotiation talks that are some of the most socially ambitious yet.
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.
Farah Bogani explores the severity of LGBT abuses in Chechnya and whether Russia will launch an effective investigation.
As Canada pivots its economic activity toward the future, some reflection may be needed on what we will be leaving behind in the process.
The 2017 federal budget is bold in its gender-based analysis of government spending. That is a welcome step in the direction of a fairer society, but ultimately a more robust conversation around feminism and its relation to economics will be needed to achieve lasting gains.
In this article, Mary David-Decker explores a few of the different roles women are able to occupy when exposed to the violence and loss caused by the persistent presence of terrorist activities in their communities.
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.
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…