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.
What are our prevailing images of the city as past and present, magnet and threat? Do cities retain their lust&#8203;re as citadels of enlightenment and art or are they urban dinosaurs wracked by over-crowdedness and pollution?
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.