Gender and Livelihoods
In this collection:
What are the key gendered obstacles and barriers women face in the world of paid work?
How can their experience at the workplace be improved so that paid employment always works for women?
To what extent do unions and labour movements drive gender equality and represent women’s own agendas?
What new opportunities are there for women, including via online, mobile and digital spaces, in the changing world of paid work?
What potential benefits does entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise present for women? What challenges do they face in realising them?
The 1st Covenant University International Conference on Entrepreneurship (CU-ICE) will be held between Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th of June, 2017, at the African Leadership Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. Conference fees and registration is N20, 000 for early-bird registrants, N25, 000 for late registraion, and only N5, 000 for students. International participants […]
This self-paced online elearning by the World Bank Group Open Learning Campus introduces the business case for closing gaps between men and women in the private sector using case studies from IFC clients. It is free to take at any time, with enrollment requiring users to have access to the internet and an email account, […]
On a breezy evening, while waiting at the out-patient department to see a doctor for a regular infant checkup, I sat next to a couple with a baby that seemed less than 3 months old. The baby had a somewhat swollen eye. I noticed the woman was glancing at my baby intermittently; she seemed to […]
The sight of a woman with a calabash bowl of milk on her head, a number of traditional beads on her neck and her dark long hair plated an indigenous style takes every Nigerian mind to the seller of “fura da nono’. This woman is from the Fulani tribe of Nigeria, known for being reserved […]