POLICY

US Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by an amazing 95-3 vote in favour. Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jacqueline Winstanley BSc hons
CEO Universal Inclusion UK

This is a fantastic step forward for the US in developing Inclusive Economic Growth, particularly in terms of opportunities for Disabled people.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate coauthors of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) today hailed the Senate passage of the bill, which seeks to update and improve the nation’s workforce development system, and together urged the U.S. House of Representatives to take up the bill and pass it […]

Obama Drafting Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

Jacqueline Winstanley BSc hons UK
Gender Economics & Innovation Advisory Board Member and blogger

This latest move by Barack Obama is welcomed and we hope this is not the last time he uses his executive authority in matters relating to reducing inequalities .

The Huffinton Post reports :

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has directed his staff to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors, a […]

Sexual violence survivors launch global advocacy and support network “Survivors United for Action”, the first global network of its kind !

Jacqueline Winstanley BSc hons
CEO Universal Inclusion & Equality by Design UK
Member of Conference Advisory Board and Blogger

Our conference was all the more timely as it coincided with the
” Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict ” Summit which took place in the Uk last week.

One of the many positive things to come out of the Summit so far is the creation of “Survivors United for Action ” a Global advocacy and […]

United States Department of Labor announces $15 Million in grants to increase representation of Disabled people in the Public Workforce

This latest initiative from the US has the potential to embrace Inclusive Economic Development providing the focus is on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace which will lead to sustainable opportunities .

Evidence from other intiatives around the World have shown that increases in the sustainable representation of disabled people within the workplace will stand or fall on this critical success factor.

Disability Employment Initiative to provide $15M in grants ?from US Department of […]

Disability, Employment, Workforce Retention & the Quest for Inclusive Economic Growth

I would like to introduce to Conference the specific aspect of Inclusive Economic Growth and in particular the implications for “Disabled People”.

Latest estimates tell us that of the 7,239,346,465 people living on the planet at least 1 billion are disabled. (enable fact sheet)

Interesting statistics, but what does that actually mean in terms Gender Economics and the Global Call to Action conference will deliver?

Looking at this in a Global perspective is complex, as measures for […]

The role of Gender Economics and the abolition of Patriarchy

For the first of our countdown to conference posts intended to promote debate , we look at an article in JET by Quassan Castro in  which he confronts male violence and patriarchy.

It has an interesting slant on Nihilism, Patriarchy and the internal suffering of boys and men.

What better place to start our debate on gender economics? It is only with the abolition of Patriarchy and a recognition of the qualities both genders bring to […]

Making drugs affordable to the world’s poorest

Can you see the implications for Gender (Economics) in this story from the New York Times on India’s Efforts to Aid Poor Worry Drug Makers ?  The skirmishing over Herceptin and other cancer medicines is part of a long-running struggle to make drugs affordable to the world’s poorest people.

Is it that capitalist thinking of scarcity and power that causes this and could a balance in gendered thinking provide different solutions to the pharmaceutical industries […]

About Gender Economics

Gender Economics is the fusion of sociology, economics and gender studies and looks at shifting current perceptions of gender and how we use these perceptions in framing economic policy. Very often, it is an intersection of gender, values and beliefs that create policy decisions, many of which are based on outdated models. It is important that we start to understand how economic research is conducted, how the statistical analysis is created and how this […]

The trouble with gender economics

Original Post by from The Guardian, 19 May 2011 by  Claire Provost

At a global summit in Paris, France, MPs from around the world argued that investing in girls can spur economic growth. But the economic case for gender equality has its critics

Family planning is notoriously one of the most politicised and divisive issues in development debates, and gender equality one of the most neglected. But over the past few years, advocates for both have […]

Negotiating wages, being realistic or simply overstating your abilities

By Susanne Moore 14 September 2013

Have you ever considered that when women negotiate a (typically) lower salary than men, that instead of being less experienced and less aggressive as their male counterparts in terms of expectation and negotiation, they may be in fact be more realistic? More realistic about their own abilities, but also more realistic about the expectations of the job market and economic realities.

Research shows that men are more likely to overstate […]

Germany will soon be the first European country to have three gender options on a birth certificate

Germany will soon be the first European country to have three gender options on a birth certificate. Sounds like a simple change, but will surely have some flow on effects and cost consequences in terms of upgrades to government systems to include three gender options. Perhaps this is a start of breaking down gender stereotypes and in the future limit people being defined by their gender. .