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The journey toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals hinges upon a gender-inclusive perspective.
Trafficking is often considered a gender-based harm, as women and children are more likely to face this form of exploitation.
By Derek Hondo. Posted June 29, 2023
People with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and sex characteristics continue to experience stigma and discrimination, stemming from deeply rooted cultural and societal norms and religious views.
Unpaid contributions to production and consumption in households remain excluded from the narrow economic definition of work but are essential to welfare.
Domestic abuse is not a minor problem but a public health disease that affects millions of women around the globe.
By Peter J. Morgan. Posted July 29, 2022
Asia has seen steady overall progress on financial inclusion, but gender gaps are still growing in some countries.
All the sanitation improvement projects and investments over the years beg the question of whether we have seen a significant increase in school enrollment and gender parity in education or not. While most empirical studies on sanitation focus on the relationship between sanitation and health, recent studies have now looked into the downstream impacts of sanitation on other development indicators, such as those related with education and gender.
How can trade liberalization boost women’s employment and well-being? An analysis of the Thai labor market
By Upalat Korwatanasakul. Posted August 17, 2020
As the economy is a gendered structure, trade liberalization affects women and men differently in various dimensions and through different channels. Trade liberalization causes structural transformation in terms of production and, therefore, leads to changes in employment patterns and income. However, the effect of trade is heterogenous across different sectors.
The recent global economic crisis, with its peak in 2008, resulted in a decline in global gross domestic product. It led to unstable financial markets and a lag in private sector demand (World Bank 2010). Its consequences, especially for the labor market, have been most unfortunate. In many countries, workers lost their jobs, wage earnings declined, and work hours shortened (World Bank 2011).
By Wankyo Chung. Posted April 26, 2017
Obesity is a state of excessive body fat accumulation and is difficult to measure. Body mass index (BMI)—defined as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters—has been used traditionally for its simplicity and the availability of data. Although shortcomings of using BMI have been acknowledged, its correlation with body fat percentage and its sensitivity in diagnosing obesity based on the body fat percentage have been verified for Korean people (Chung et al. 2016).
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