Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global issue and takes a variety of forms, from domestic abuse and rape to child marriages and female circumcision. All are violations of fundamental human rights.
The fact that children are often recruited by armed forces and groups in conflicts across the globe is today widely recognized. UNICEF estimates that around 300,000 children are currently involved in over 30 armed conflicts. But were you aware that up to a third of these child soldiers are girls?
This Valentine’s Day, the whole world was invited to take to the streets and show of their best dance moves in one giant collective demand to end violence against women. You might have heard of the initiative known as One Billion Rising, but what is it really?
The working woman, so to speak, is a relatively modern phenomenon. In the past, women tended to be excluded from the wage-earning sector of the economy, with gender roles typically characterized by the ‘housewife and breadwinner’ dichotomy.
Internal Voices' new Chief Editor Sigurd Tvete highlights a more accountable approach to international relations.
Bilateral development aid and conditionality have been going hand in hand for several years, and are often linked to neoliberal reforms or human rights. Lately, state leaders and the civil society in the Global North have been campaigning for gay rights in the Global South.
The European Commission wants to raise the quota of women in top management position to at least 40 percent by 2020. A good idea, or is it? Dorothee Buehler, former trainee at the Directorate-General for Regional Policy, comments on the initiative – and why family support and childcare are essential.
To mark this year's International Women's Day we interviewed three young people working on gender equality issues. Please read on, as a German blogger, an Ecuadorian journalist and a Brazilian PhD student let you know their views on pressing gender issues and why you should care.