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An inside view of the EGI: Melissa Luna

An inside view of the EGI: Melissa Luna This post was written by EGI Fellow Melissa Luna In early 2014, while writing my thesis as a graduate student at the University of Washington, I came across the recently launched 2013 pilot phase of the Environment and Gender Index (EGI), developed by IUCN. After my own […]

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Four Things You Need to Know about Women, Work and the Economy

The IMF says ninety percent of countries have some kind of legal restriction on women’s economic activity. So, even when the law isn’t directly related to the workforce, how much do these restrictions affect their employment and the economy? Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, IMF Sonali Jain-Chandra, Senior Economist, IMF Monique Newiak, Economist, IMF Christian Gonzales, […]

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What it means to act “like a girl”

What it means to act “like a girl” Super Bowl XLIX drew a historic 114.5 million viewers this February, which means that millions and millions of men, women, boys, and girls saw Always’ powerful “Like a Girl” commercial. For those who missed it, the “Like a Girl” ad, and associated #LikeAGirl campaign, highlighted how vulnerable […]

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Out of 143 economies surveyed, as many as 90% have at least one law restricting economic equality for women (World Bank, 2013).

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