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Archive for Month: May 2018

Slamming Corporate Abuse of Women’s Rights

Slamming Corporate Abuse of Women’s Rights The chance to fill the regulatory gaps that would stop the abuse and impunity of corporations over women’s lives and bodies cannot be shut down. More than a century ago today, approximately 15,000 female garment workers took to the streets for decent working conditions, […]

Women in Mining

Women in Mining Mining is an industry which has always been male-dominated, regardless of geographical location. There have been positive steps which have helped to integrate women into the industry, but females continue to be under-represented and mining is still largely a man’s domain. Mining has been and still is, […]

Remembering Asma Jahangir, Carrying Powerful Possibility Forward

Remembering Asma Jahangir, Carrying Powerful Possibility Forward Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human rights lawyer, and social activist passed away on 11 February 2018. With heavy hearts, three members of AWID staff share their memories of her. “She laughed…she was one of us… Breaking barriers of patriarchy…And yet in her fierceness, there […]

Women, Peace, and Security

Women, Peace, and Security At the peace table From 1990-2000, 11 percent of peace agreements (17 out of 664) included at least one reference to women. Out of the 504 agreements signed since the adoption of resolution 1325, only 138 (27 percent) included references to women. In 2015, 7 out […]

Facts and Figures about Rural Women

Facts and Figures about  Rural Women Rural Women make up over a quarter of the total world population. In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 percent of the agricultural labor force Produce process and prepare much of the food available, thereby giving them primary responsibility for food security. Bearing […]


Facts and Figures about Women in Global Workforce Benefits of Economic Empowerment When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labor force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labor force participation—results in faster economic growth. Evidence from a range of countries shows that increasing […]

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Sex trafficking is a crime when women, men and/or children are forcefully involved in commercial sex acts. In the United States, any minor under the age of 18 engaged in commercial sex acts is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking under the law. Worldwide, it’s estimated that […]

Facts & Figures About Women

Facts & Figures About Women  Poverty and Hunger Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women and girls. (Source: WFP Gender Policy and Strategy.) On average, women make up about 43 percent of the […]