Issues / Women
'With her death on 30 August 2011, Wambui Otieno-Mbugua joins the pantheon of African women activists who devoted their lives to struggles against colonial and post-independence political regimes and against systems that favoured and still do favour men over women,' writes Elsie Cloete.
Somalia is now suffering from a drought on top of its civil war. Including women in decision-making roles is part of solving both crises.
Saudi Arabia has played the lead role in countering the Arab Spring, but Saudi women are gaining momentum in their own campaign for driving rights.
The South Korean government is on the verge of bringing much-needed reform to what has been the world's largest child-export industry.
Domestic workers are finally on the agenda at the International Labor Organization -- thanks to the efforts of a new social movement.
Sexual violence is not a byproduct of war or an uncontrolled act by rogue soldiers, but a war crime committed primarily against women.
The IMF has been violating women since 1945.
The personal acts of Dominique Strauss-Kahn mirror the policy impacts of the institution he heads up.
The economist talks about gender and development.
There are limits to Greg Mortenson's model of change.