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As COVID hit Kenya and South Africa, Race and Class Fears were Amplified on...

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By Dr Job Mwaura and Dr. Ufuoma Akpojivi It’s common in both Kenya and South Africa for there to be everyday conversations about inequalities in...
Hair and skin are important to a black child's identity – but many social workers don't understand this

Hair and Skin are Important to a Black Child’s Identity – But Many Social...

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By Zoe Thomas  Skin and hair can be integral to a young black person’s sense of self. Yet in the UK, black children and young...
Black Lives Matter in Jamaica debates about colourism follow anger at police brutality

Black Lives Matter in Jamaica: Debates about Colourism Follow Anger at Police Brutality

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By Henrice Altink Across the world, Black Lives Matter protests are continuing in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In the...

To Engage LGBTQ+ People In Data Collection, We Need To Look At Its Harmful...

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In the 1950s, the UK government formed a committee to investigate fears of a homosexual “problem” in Britain. This was partly sparked by a...
Plus-Size

Plus Size Fashion: Capitalistic Feminism or Empowerment?

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Imagine you’re a woman trying on clothes in the dressing room. Suddenly the zipper won’t close. The jeans won’t fit. You feel yourself squeezing...

Afghan Women Have a Long History of Taking Leadership and Fighting for Their Rights

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By Wazhmah Osman and Helena Zeweri Ever since the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan, the question in much of the Western media has been, “What will happen...
Disparities

How We Should Talk about Racial Disparities

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By Natalie Spievack and Cameron Okeke Many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have emphasized the role of historical and contemporary discrimination in creating and perpetuating disparities...
Solidarity Against Racism

Multiracism: Why We Need to Pay Attention to the World’s Many Racisms

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By Alastair Bonnett Racism is being called out across the world – and not just in the usual places. The word “racism” has been taken...
Social Media

Asian Pop Culture May be Trending, But so is Anti-Asian Racism and Discrimination

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By Katherine Lee From K-beauty to K-pop, Squid Game and Shang Chi, Asian pop culture is trending worldwide. Nancy Wang Yuen, a sociologist and author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors...
No to Racism

Cricket Racism Row: Dressing Room ‘Banter’ Leads to a Lack of Diverse Talent on...

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By Thomas Brown There’s a saying in cricket: “Strong Yorkshire, strong England”. It dates back to when many of the national men’s team originated from...
Invest in Women

Driving Positive Change for Women through Innovative Private Sector Investments

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By Neeti Katoch, Amanda Satterly and Anne Valko Celestino The growing popularity of gender lens investing is backed by evidence that investing in women makes...
Afghanistan women

Afghan Women’s Lives Are Now in Danger from The Taliban – But They Have...

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By Jenevieve Mannell The takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban has undoubtedly put women’s lives in danger and threatened their human rights in new ways....
Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete...

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By Dr. Michelle O’Shea, Dr. Daryl Adair, Hazel Maxwell, and Dr. Megan Stronach The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has long tried to insulate itself from...

Gender washing: seven kinds of marketing hypocrisy about empowering women

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By Rosie Walters At a time of so much focus on how women are held back and treated unfairly, corporations spend multiple millions telling us...
Adrian Zenz

Playing Genocide Politics: The Zenz-Xinjiang Case

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By Dr Dan Steinbock Recently, the Trump and Biden administrations have initiated a genocide case against China. Like during the Cold War, some European leaders...

Strengthening Access to Finance for Women in Asia: A Catalyst for Empowerment

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By Alexander Ayertey Odonkor  Providing affordable financial services to women in Asia is an indispensable requirement to the economic empowerment of women in the region. The...
Workplace Integration and Gender Attitudes

Workplace Integration and Gender Attitudes

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By Gordon B. Dahl, Andreas Kotsadam and Dan-Olof Rooth Women make up close to half of the labor force in most developed countries, yet occupational...
Books About Women Empowerment

Influential Books About Women Empowerment and Being Your Own Boss

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Since the 1700s to the 2010s, there has been a steady and healthy abundance of fictional, theoretical, and critical literary works all revolving around...
#MeToo Movement

5 Years After the #MeToo Movement: Positive Accomplishments

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The #MeToo movement started over ten years ago, aiming to spread a clear message to survivors of sexual harassment: you are not alone. However,...
Daughter's perspective

Heinz Junkermann – A Daughter’s Perspective

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Nicole Junkermann learnt about business at a young age. As a girl, she’d be taken into meetings by her father Heinz Junkermann and offered an insight...
FTSE 100

Britain’s Top Firms Failing Black Leaders

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Green Park's Annual Business Leaders Index Records no Black Chairs, CEOs or CFOs at FTSE 100 Companies for first time in six years. EMBARGOED TO...
Kren

Karen Connell: Elite Leadership in a Man’s World

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Karen Connell sits at the helm of one of the industry’s leading personal protection companies, Hunter Protection, an organisation she hopes will help to...

Tackling racism in football: from silence to speaking out

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By Naz Ali Data released this year has highlighted the not-so-beautiful side of the beautiful game – bringing to the forefront, yet again, deeply rooted...

Mass shootings in the US have risen sharply in 2020 – why?

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By Craig Jackson Despite the US response to the coronavirus pandemic using sporadic stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, as at November 26 2020 there have been...

Religion, race and nationality – what are our prejudices and how can we overcome...

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By Dr Julian Hargreaves What do you think of your neighbours? And what do they think of you? Concerns around increasing division and polarisation...

Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe?

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By Peter Koenig German Doctor, Co-founder of ACU - German Extra-Parliamentary Commission for (Covid) Investigation, Arrested - and Swiss Parliament extending the Swiss Covid Emergency...

Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president?

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By Bryan Cranston Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election — the first woman of colour to...

Anti-Asian racism during coronavirus: How the language of disease produces hate and violence

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By Paula Larsson Self-isolation. Quaratine. Lockdown. The outbreak of COVID-19 and its subsequent dissemination across the globe has left a shock wave of disbelief and confusion...

How the Fear of Racial Dialogue Divides Us

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By Kupiri Ackerman-Barger Conversations about race have become more explosive and polarised – meaning that it is necessary to begin constructive interracial dialogue. For many,...

How Women Leaders Build Careers They Thrive In

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By Christie Hunter Arscott and Lauren Noël Early career women understand that building a career and life they thrive in is no small feat. Instead,...

Internalised Racism in a World Filled with Color: The Case of Yellow-on-Yellow Racism

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Racism has been in debate for so long, whether it actually exists, is justified or just downright play. However, in a world full of...

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

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By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and...

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

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By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are...

Facing the Shadow of Colonialism in Trump’s America

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By Nozomi Hayase From Muslim bans to attacks on LGBTQ communities and immigrants, the Trump presidency is regressing civil society with a colonial hierarchy. In...

Cyber Racism and What Can Be Learnt from Australia

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By Andrew Jakubowicz Cyber racism has become a widely recognised scourge of the Internet, interacting with violent radicalisation and cyber bullying to make the worldwide...

Dogged by Charges of Racism Where is Trump’s Concern for American Workers?

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By Kim Petersen Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s base as “deplorables” holding racist attitudes. Indeed, many of Trump’s policies do negatively target people...

How the EDGE Business Certification for Gender Equality is a Game Changer for Business...

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By Aniela Unguresan The achievement of gender equality in the workplace will improve culture, behaviours, profitability and productivity. Globally women generate 37% of global GDP...

“Comfort Women” and History

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By Dan Steinbock Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas...

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

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By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about...

What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?

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By Frederic Lemieux In this article, the author examines key elements defining mass shootings and the evolution of definitions over time. The article also scrutinises...

The Promotion of “Generational Equity” is a Divisive Pursuit

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By Jennie Bristow Dr. Jennie Bristow tackles the divisive and disruptive effects of focussing on generational differences and equity while highlighting that today’s youth are...

Parity in Progress: A New Future for Women in Energy

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By Katie Mehnert Women’s rights have been front and centre in recent weeks, given the current political climate. But movement toward change has been brewing...

Women Warriors: Sex, Violence, and the Media

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By Kelly Oliver   Women’s violence is given more media attention than men’s because of the connection between sex and violence in our cultural imaginary. Stereotypes...

Black Elite: Reductio ad absurdum

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By Houston A. Baker and K. Merinda Simmons Reductio ad absurdum is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a “method of proving the falsity...

Confucian Culture and the International Trend of Legalising Same-Sex Marriage

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By Karen Lee   Steeped in centuries-old Confucian family order, China appears to be an unlikely place for same-sex marriage. A growing sense of activism, however,...

Deconstructing And Dismantling The Rape Culture In India

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By Parul Verma   Since the post-colonial era, India has witnessed a history of sexual assault, molestation, rape and violence against its women. On the rise...

Why Gender Inequality Persists

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By Mary Evans Gender inequality persists throughout the world. Even if the forms of that inequality differ from those of the past, there are still...

Enduring Gender Inequality in Politics: Where to from here?

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By Emma Dalton Women political leaders are no longer anomalies. But gender parity in politics is still a long way off. This paper considers why...

A Change Must Come: Race and Reform in Workplace Law

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By Phillis H. Rambsy  Racial minorities seeking legal recourse for racial discrimination in the workplace often find that, if the law offers any remedies at all,...

Race Against Race

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From the Editors Dubois said that the enduring problem of the 20th Century would be race. He probably meant that the enduring problem for the...

Perceived as Normal

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By Jean Halley and Amy Eshleman To be perceived as normal means to have power and privilege. Queer and feminist movements help us to see...

Has the Time Come for Hong Kong to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage?

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By Dr. Karen Lee Three controversial bills which would allow gay citizens to marry and adopt are going through Taiwan’s legislative process will, if passed,...

The Good, The Bad, and The Rational

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By Deborah Heikes Enlightenment thinkers tell us “all men are created equal” while simultaneously owning slaves, disenfranchising women, and supporting colonialism. The article offers solutions...

Japan’s Politics is Opening Up to Women, But Don’t Expect a Feminist Revolution Yet

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By Emma Dalton and Mari Miura Three women have in recent months been appointed to politically powerful positions in Japan. But even as seeing...

Lesbian Culture Is Being Erased Because Investors Think Only Gay Men (And Straight People)...

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By Marcie Bianco Money is an ideology. It has value because we believe it does. Similarly, consumer confidence–the quintessential barometer for investors–holds incredible sway in...

White Capital, Black Labour and the After Lives of the Race Problem in Modern...

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By Paul R.D. Lawrie Racism still remains to be a part of white Americans’ subconsciousness. This article discusses the history of racial politics, the persistence...

Why is Gentrification so Gay?

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By Dana Collins What exactly does “gay” have to do with gentrification? Looking at a case study of gay urban community in a global South...

Why Greater Gender Equality in Male-Dominated Sectors is Good For Women and Industry –...

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By Tessa Wright This article explores the working lives of women in manual and professional construction and transport occupations, finding that lesbians and heterosexual women...

Gender Confessions and Postmodern Auto Da-Fé

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By Julian Vigo Transgender politics today function very similarly to auto da-fé where the subject must not only have something to confess, she is obligated...

How Olympic Sexism Is Harming Young Girls

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By Michael Kimmel 6 in 10 girls stop doing what they love because they feel badly about their looks. These stats can’t continue if...

WHY DO I LIVE HERE?: On Muslim youth growing up on the front lines...

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By Reva Jaffe Walter Denmark has some of the most restrictive immigration and refugee policies in Europe. Muslim youth are at the front lines of...

Hate Crime Laws Are a Form of Discrimination

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By James Jacobs In a hierarchy of victims, where do murdered police officers belong? The move to conceptualise attacks on police as hate crime is...

It’s Our Economy Too: Gender Equality Is Not A Luxury To Be Abandoned In...

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By Charlotte O’Brien In spite of high profile commitments, progress on gender equality has stalled in the EU. Dr Charlotte O’Brien argues that male-dominated institutions...

“Empowering Women Makes Economic Sense”

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Interview with James Zhan Foreign investment holds enormous potential for women’s empowerment through the creation of formal jobs and business linkages – and this is...

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

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By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and...

Women as Global Leaders: Challenges & Strategies for Getting to the Top

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By Susan R. Madsen and Faith Wambura Ngunjiri In this article, Susan R. Madsen and Faith Wambura Ngunjiri discuss the challenges facing women in global leadership...

Develop a Robust Female Leadership Pipeline

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By Alexia Vernon In this article, Alexia Vernon provides actionable strategies for organisations to develop their next generation female leaders. Grounding her recommendations in research...

Can Women Fix Capitalism?

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By Joanna Barsh Gender equality at the top of business has stalled, and trust in business is alarmingly low. Putting more women in charge could...

Getting Women on to Corporate Boards: Consequences of the Norwegian Gender Balance Law

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By Morten Huse & Cathrine Seierstad A snowball has started to roll in Norway as a consequence of the introduction of a gender balance law....

Women Leaders: The Gender Trap

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By Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux In cultivating their leadership style, women have to be conscious of which traits they cultivate and which ones they...

Women in Top Management: Broken Ladders and Human Rights

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By Dr. Karsten Jonsen Women are still tokens in the corporate C-suite. In fact, many countries have static levels of female participation in top management...

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

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By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and...

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