When the Best and Brightest Leave India/China, Lorre White

In the 1970s, long before the word “globalization” achieved common currency, the buzzword in India was “brain drain” -- an apparent problem that almost everyone in my family and circle of friends wanted to be part of. Many young men and women educated at highly subsidized public institutions started leaving the country in the 1960s to deepen or monetize their skills in First World countries. Unlike short-term contract workers servicing the construction boom in the Persian Gulf and … [Read more...]

Resilience in Women, Sustainable Self-Esteem & the ‘Look’

  Resilience in Women   Sustainable Self-Esteem One of the terms that is often used when considering how we cope collectively with the triple challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic meltdown is “resilience”. It seems we would benefit from cultivating this collectively at the levels of local community, at a national level and globally. Whenever we attempt to establish resilience at a community level (any sort of community, whether this is your … [Read more...]

UN: WomenWatch – Gender Equality & Trade Policy

  Gender Equality & Trade Policy   Photos © ILO I. Introduction The purpose of this Resource Paper  is to present the collective views of the UN system on the links between gender equality and trade policy. The Paper provides a summary overview of key questions, concerns and policy recommendations while providing reference to related UN resolutions, UN official documentation, publications and websites. The Resource Paper is organized as follows: Section II briefly reviews the … [Read more...]

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