Gender justice: capabilities or primary goods?
... evaluations lead to different treatment of men and women in the labour market. And
while each of these biases may be small, they accumulate and result in significant
gender inequalities in pay, promotion, power, and so forth.
It is not difficult to see how gender norms and stereotypes affect a pers ...
Reforming women`s penal policy from a gender
... centre of a reverberating set of power relations and political processes in which patriarchy is
both constructed and contested‟.
Furthermore, Zedner (1991) found that women are subject to „distinctly gendered forms
of social control‟ and although continually contested by post-feminism, traditional ...
Gender and Human Development: A South Asian Perspective
... rapid advances in health, education, nutrition and human development in general.
As always, when discussing human development in the region, Sri Lanka and the
Maldives stand out due to their impressive initiatives in the social sectors. Particularly
impressive is the extent to which education has be ...
ISA-RC32 Call for papers for 2010 World Congress of Sociology in
... people's ability to make strategic life choices in a context where this ability was
previously denied to them." This definition contains the elements of change from a
condition of disempowerment, and that of human agency and choice. While this kind of
empowerment will be context specific and differ ...
GANDHI AND WOMEN : POLITICAL PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN
... stretched to half a mile, and was managed by saffron-saree-clad volunteers of Videshi Kapade
Bahiskar Samiti. On 1st June 1930, 11 women took part in the Wadala raid organised by the
Bombay Provincial Congress Committee in which Lilawati Munshi took an active part. They
were all arrested and detaine ...
Are female migrants aged over 40 years left by the wayside
... experience and limited social relations they often become targets of exploitation, violation of
employee rights and dependence on employers. They get into a position of a cheap labour
force willing to accept any kind of work regardless of the level of their education; and thus
they often become marg ...
World`s First Woman Rabbi Ordained in 1935, WRJ Advocacy on on
... would find WRJ Immediate Past President Rosanne Selfon’s statement on WRJ’s longstanding role in
seeking women’s equality in Jewish life very meaningful.
“Women of Reform Judaism advocacy on behalf of women has been a key element in our social justice
platform since our founding in 1913. Our voices ...
Gender inequality in China
Until 1978 China was a socialist planned economy that promoted gender equalities as one of the key principles of societal organization. After it embarked on economic reforms, particularly in the 1990s and early 2000s, gender inequalities in the labor markets of China increased. Gender inequality in the labor market emerged as a significant economic and social problem as market-oriented reforms unfolded in China.In international terms, gender inequality in China is relatively low. In 2011 China ranked 35th on the United Nations Development Programme's Gender Inequality Index (GII) among 142 countries for which the index was calculated. Among the components of GII, in 2011 China’s maternal mortality ratio was 38 out of 100,000 live births; 54.8% of women (aged 25 and older) had completed secondary education or more, while the counterpart statistic for men was 70.4%; women's labor force participation rate was 67.4% compared to 79.7% for men; and women representatives constituted 21.3% of seats in national parliament.