Issues / Women
For centuries, Indigenous communities have suffered from the violence of displacement, colonialization, and forced assimilation. Today, Indigenous women are leading the struggle for autonomy and self-determination.
The World Social Forum is a tremendously exciting place. How can we get more people there?
When it comes to AIDS policy, the Global South doesn't need charity or lectures about abstinence. Generic drugs and respecting women's rights are the way to go.
The Nobel Women's Initiative is trying to reduce the risk of war with Iran.
The G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japans southernmost prefecture, focuses world attention on the huge U.S. military presence in Northeast Asia.
Although there is no gender equality in the Middle East (including in Israel), the phenomena of sexism and misogyny are globalnot peculiar to Islam, or to the Middle East.
U.S. military policies today marginalize women and entrench the masculinization of political life at home and abroad.
Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial failed to produce a new round of trade expansion, prior commitments made by countries in the Uruguay Round (which launched the WTO in 1994) meant that negotiations would continue in 2000 to liberalize both agricultural trade and trade in services.
Compulsory licensing and parallel importing policies could help developing country governments make essential medicines more affordable to their citizens.
Over the past 30 years, study after study by academics, development practitioners, and international agencies has demonstrated the seemingly self-evident fact that women are equal to men, and sometimes surpass men, in contributing to social and economic development.