While western couples get their longed-for child, Indian surrogate mothers are left with a feeling of having sacrificed more than they have gained. Surrogacy can never become a win-win situation, according to anthropologist Kristin Engh Førde.
Being a journalist in war zones and armed conflicts is becoming increasingly dangerous. Most of the journalists killed in the field are men, but the concern is about the security of their female colleagues.
Although women play a central role in the fishing industry in many parts of the world, their contribution has not been sufficiently recognised. Now, the gender perspective on fishing is finally asserting itself.
The 13th Women’s Worlds (WW) conference — an international and interdisciplinary gathering of and about women — will take place from July 30 to August 04, 2017 in Florianópolis, Brazil, in Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), with another international conference on gender, women, and sexuality: Fazendo Gênero 11 (Making Gender).
Why should you participate? Because this will be a unique opportunity of bringing together experiences, researches, and voices around the world about women and gender issues. This will be the first time the WW conference will be hosted in South America.
This issue of the Journal for Gender Research is titled "Gender Balance and Gender Equality". Several of the articles are based on BALANCE projects, supported by the Research Council of Norway's BALANCE program.