Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women in China — by BLH

The obstacles standing against women’s equal access to economic resources are numerous.  As nations all over the world embrace the spirt of the Beijing Conference; examining new methods that increase equal opportunities for women. I feel that in light of this positive progress.  I wish to explore how China, the conference’s host nation, has improved … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women in China — by BLH

Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women Part 2 — by PKB

Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women Part 2 Undertaking reforms that give women equal access to resources that enhance their economic potential and activity is vital to building more prosperous and stable households, communities, and nations. Despite the proven benefits of including women in the formal economy however, much of the developing world … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women Part 2 — by PKB

Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women — by RMS

Today we are conscious of injustices against women and realize that reformation needs to take place. The question that I struggle with is why are injustices so apparent, yet so difficult to eradicate?  I find it astounding that still in 2015 “women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Equal Opportunities for Women — by RMS

Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Leadership Positions — by NCM

Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities in leadership positions Since the creation of the Beijing platform women have gained recognition in the economical and political sphere, and have more actively contributed in leadership positions. This progress, although positive, has come slowly. In 1995, when the conference was held, women represented 10.3 percent … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Leadership Positions — by NCM

What do we do when the data does not exist? — by LS

WomanStats would not exist without all the hard working organizations out there, tracking various factors in the status of women in their corner of the world.  Unfortunately, not all the data we are interested in is available for all countries.  For example, right now we are re-scaling the Discrepancy Multivariate Scale. For this, each variable … Continue reading What do we do when the data does not exist? — by LS

The Importance of Fathers in the Home — by CB

Mothers have long been recognized as critical to children and their success later in life and have been long encouraged to be an active part of their children’s lives. In fact, society continues to seemingly regard mothers as the only important parent in a child’s life. Most famously and recently was when Matt Lauer asked … Continue reading The Importance of Fathers in the Home — by CB