Category: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender


Learning, Earning, and Leading: An Evaluative Framework for Gender Mainstreaming in Skill Development

Gender inequality is a multi-dimensional issue. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 it shall take 99.5 years to close the gender gaps in education, economic participation, political empowerment and health. Any workable solution must address all these dimensions and the cultural attitudes that socialize gender inequalities. This is where gender mainstreaming comes in.


Perceiving What Comes After War is ‘Natural’: Women Ex-soldiers in Post Conflict Aceh, Indonesia

This paper focuses on the Free Aceh Movement or Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM) women ex-soldiers in the post-Helsinki agreement period. This article argues that the patriarchal dividend in the form of material reward and higher social standing gained by the GAM ex-commanders from the peace process are sustained through militarized masculine ideology in domesticating women


Numbers and Needed Nuance: A Critical Analysis of the Gender Equity Index (GEI)

Gender equality has become an important societal goal, and a number of indices attempt to measure gender equality on a country-level. This chapter analyzes Social Watch’s Gender Equity Index (GEI) in terms of its stated aims and associable strengths, weaknesses, and problematic issues. A distinctive strength of GEI is an authenticity stemming from the independence


The Reasons for Women’s Labour Force Non-Participation; Empirical Evidence from Turkey

It is well known fact that women’s full integration into the labour market plays a key role for their personal and social development and also serves to increase the general economic efficiency of the country. However, Turkish women’s participation in paid work is at the lowest level among the European Union countries. According to the


Apocalypse of Terrorism in Kashmir: Interface between Patriarchal Domination and Gender Issues

In the quagmire of terrorism in Kashmir spanning over a period of nearly three decades innocent women and children have borne the severest brunt. Terrorism is often described in the language/ idiom of ‘war’, usually by terrorists. Whether or not it is war is an important debate, though, it has caused serious destruction of lives


The Issue of Women Poverty in Turkey in the Context of Capability Approach

The main purpose of this study is to present a detailed picture of women’s poverty in Turkey in the context of capability approach. Poverty is not considered only as lack of income. Lack of income may be considered as one of the reasons for poverty but it is not sufficient in itself to examine poverty


Gender Disparities in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology: A Study of Expectant Couples in Selected Rural Communities in Nigeria

Gender disparities appear to be widening such that women make up a growing proportion of persons living with HIV, globally. Statistics has shown that the highest population of people living with HIV are women in the child-bearing age of 15-49 years. However, beyond women’s greater biological susceptibility and other explanations of why men and women