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Global Women's Project | Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Women in India: Cultural Erosion and Violence Among the Santhal Tribe

Today we will examine the West Bengal gang rape case through a cultural lens and shed light on some of the factors involved. Although there are a series of complex cultural and ethnic underpinnings to the West Bengal gang rape case, this has been seldom mentioned in the media. Photo/Sudiptorana//CC 

Leisurely Development? Tourism in the Gullah Region

Global Women's Project | Sat, Dec 1, 2007

Leisurely Development? Tourism in the Gullah Region

Tourism development has been hailed by the International Financial Institutions (IFIs--World Bank, International Monetary Fund) and the World Trade Organization as a means for economic gain by creating jobs and enabling states to earn foreign exchange to invest in development. It has also been a strategy used in economically disadvantaged regions of the U.S. This article explores the often overlooked negative impacts of the strategy.
Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 15, 2007

Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

Women worldwide, as individuals and through the Women’s Movement, have expended enormous personal and professional energy to ensure that the issues of women in development were addressed in major institutions, such as the World Bank, the UN and all its agencies, and in development organizations both governmental and private. However, despite these advances, gender inequalities persist across all societies and in all institutions and sectors. A kind of gender fatigue has set in among many advocates and institutions, which prompts the central question of this article: Why has gender remained such a difficult issue in the international NGO development community?