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Tag Archives: Gender
In April 2015, Thywill Eyra Kpe participated in the first VakaYiko evidence-informed policy making course to be run by Ghana’s Civil Service Training Centre. At that time, she was posted in the Volta Region of the country but she has since moved to the Central Region as the Regional Director for the Department of Gender, under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. In this interview, she discusses gender, evidence and regional policy in Ghana. Continue reading
Today is International Women’s Day; to celebrate we thought we would draw attention to some of the recent articles available through our Journals Online platforms highlighting gendered issues from around the world. Continue reading
I was recently asked this question: ‘Can you think of a situation when gender mattered to you?’ It was a very difficult question to answer because until a few months ago, I never really thought about the importance of gender. To me it meant filling in a box on a form, or a consideration when selecting participants for our workshops. I never considered what it meant to be a woman in my own society and I rarely thought about what it meant to be female in the countries INASP works with. Then I was asked to develop our gender strategy. I started reading up on the subject, attended a gender analysis and planning course and reviewed the 2012 World Economic Forum Gender Gap report. I realised how little I knew about women in the countries we work with and even the country I live in.
There seems to be an abundance of articles and posts with the word ‘science’ in the headline lately — at least among those that have been floating around the office. Sure, ‘science’ is a fairly broad term that can relate to anything from a specific subject to a methodology, but in whatever form it takes, it always seems to grab my attention. Today we have science and gender, science and human rights, and science and open access. We also have bandwidth and open access and a touch of the visual from the Guardian’s datablog.