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Gender Equality Officer

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Amman, Jordan

Organization: World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

The Gender Equality Officer will be a core member of the WE LEAD Project team, working as a technical resource for integrating gender equality into the project. 

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Mass tourism: Bad for culture but good for women?

This month, Italy’s tourism season kicks into high gear. Florence, which receives more than 16 million tourists a year, is one of many cities to be marred by mass travel.


In the famously picturesque Piazza della Signoria, groups plod through the cobblestoned square, shepherded by flag-waving guides. Vendors peddle selfie-sticks in broken Italian. They peer, disoriented, through the teeming crowds.

But for all its bad points, tourism — which provides one out of every 11 jobs globally — remains one of the largest employers of women worldwide.

Source: PassBlue

Strong concerns on 'Protection of the family' resolution at HRC 35

AWID and partners express our strong concerns about the draft resolution on the protection of the family. We are concerned that the resolution attempts to instrumentalize older persons and their rights.

Source: AWID and other organizations

Organizing for our rights: A domestic worker in the Middle East speaks

At a time when the experiences and demands of domestic workers are often narrated by others, Beirut-based, Filipina domestic worker Ursula Cruz tells her own story.

Source: AWID

Organizing for our rights: A domestic worker in the Middle East speaks

At a time when the experiences and demands of domestic workers are often narrated by others, Beirut-based, Filipina domestic worker Ursula Cruz tells her own story.

Source: AWID

Organizing for our rights: A domestic worker in the Middle East speaks

At a time when the experiences and demands of domestic workers are often narrated by others, Beirut-based, Filipina domestic worker Ursula Cruz tells her own story.

Source: AWID

Starting with people: a human economy approach to inclusive growth in Africa

High levels of inequality across Africa have prevented much of the benefits of recent growth from reaching the continent’s poorest people. To combat inequality in Africa, political and business leaders have to shape a profoundly different type of economy.

Microsavings and Economic Development: Women on the Path to Equality

Gender inequality is one of the underlying causes of poverty. Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is a key lever to achieve fair, sustainable and inclusive development. The work of CARE has therefore focused on the economic empowerment of women through the promotion of village savings and loan associations (VSLA).

Gender & Development: Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts

This new issue looks at fragility from a gender perspective. Contributions from researchers, practitioners, policymakers and feminist activists all point to the pressing need to address gender inequality in policy and practice in fragile contexts, in order to build truly stable and peaceful environments.

Working with Refugees Engaged in Sex Work: A Guidance Note for Humanitarians

The Guidance Note lays out 14 steps for taking a rights-based approach to working with refugees engaged in sex work. The main audience is humanitarian actors operating at the global and field levels.