Category Archives: Global Gender Studies

Water, Women and El Salvador: The Struggle and How to Help

Author: Jessica Lobo, May 2020.

“Salvadorans have created a General Water Law that would include a legal provision of the Human Right to Water in their constitution. This law explicitly acknowledges the gendered aspect of water and calls for open participation (Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador). Nonetheless, there is still a long way to go for women, water, and water management in El Salvador. The law has yet to be ratified by the Salvadoran government, and therefore, issues between women and water persist despite an awareness of the issue (Gies).”

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Public vs. Private: An Analysis of Women’s Workforce Participation In the United Arab Emirates

Author: Nicole Smith, April 2020.

“The UAE government has made continued efforts to further strengthen and expand upon the opportunities afforded to women within the country’s public sector. Yet, for the government to achieve its National Agenda 2021, which aims to transition the country from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy, a focus on the private sector and women’s participation within it is critical.”

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Do Mobile Phones Empower Women? An Analysis Of Policy And Advocacy Campaigns Promoting Access To Information And Communication Technology (ICT)

Author: Kristina Scheurle, February 2020.

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“Access to ICT alone does not equate empowerment, and policies with access as a primary focus may at best fall short of supporting gender equality and at worst may actually perpetuate gender-based stereotypes, bias and violence. While owning a mobile phone may be one indicator of empowerment, it by no means guarantees it.”

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Addressing the Return of ISIS Female Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Author: Gabby Silberman, January 2020.Gabby article pic.jpg

“The phenomenon of individuals joining foreign terrorist groups is nothing new, however, it has not been seen at such a large scale. Now countries are left to determine how to handle foreign terrorist fighters who want to return home. This paper aims to address the issue of returning female foreign terrorist fighters from ISIS and the different policy avenues Western countries can implement.”

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Women in Tunisia During the Arab Spring: A Case Study for Inclusive Peacebuilding and Gender Reform

Author: Nicole Smith, 2019.

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“This research aims to uncover insights into how women’s roles within the peacebuilding process in Tunisia enabled continued participation and positive change, so that future conflict-impacted areas can use the country as a case study when implementing their peacebuilding frameworks.”

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Cell Phone Use and Women’s Financial Inclusion: A Statistical Analysis

Author: Dillan Jacobson, 2019.

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“This study examines the relationship between women’s use of cellphones and the level of financial inclusion of women in a country; specifically, whether the level of financial inclusion of women in a country is affected by women’s use of cellphones.”
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Sex Education as a Human Right and How United States Law Is Denying its Citizens

Author: Caro Confort, 2019.


“Currently in the United States, legislation concerning sex education in schools is created at the state level, rather than federal. This means that there are no laws creating a nation-wide standard with which all sex education curricula must be held. As a result, sex education in the US is incredibly problematic and must be critically evaluated.”
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Gender Inclusivity & DDR in Colombia: Recommendations for Achieving Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Peace

Author: Michelle Dolinar, 2019.

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“In the context of Colombia, many child soldiers of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC) rebel group were processed through DDR facilities. Despite a concerted effort to disarm and demobilize child soldiers from the FARC and other armed opposition groups, the current failure of the DDR programs to reintegrate children is having lasting effects on peace building
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Feminist Foreign Policy – An Unhappy Marriage?

Author: Elizabeth James, 2019.


“Using Sweden and Canada as case studies, this article will explore the character of feminist foreign policy to date, the broader implications of shaping a transformative approach to policymaking, and the inherent contradictions of heteronormative masculine states enacting gender radical governance.”
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Performing the “Just Princess Warrior”: Symbolism and Strategy in FEMEN’s Emancipatory Activism

Authors: Sylvia Maier and Jens Rudbeck, 2018.

Disclaimer: This article contains profanity and images of FEMEN activists protesting topless.


“”F*** Your Morals”, “Soldier of Freedom”, and “Naked War” are written in large letters across their naked torsos…”
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