By Xilun Wei, Qiyuan Qin, Jing Liu, Jingxuan Huang 2020 is a year of change in many ways. What remains constant is the fight against the long-lasting practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), defined by the World Health Organization as “the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” It is recognized by the … Continue reading Why Female Gentile Mutilation Remains a Challenge in Kenya Today？
By Luyao Chen, Jiayan Tu and Zheyu Chen Introduction The employment rates for female and male in China and India have been a frequently discussed subject. As we all know, China and India have been marked by their amazing population. They are the 2 most populous countries in the world. However, the culture shared no remarkable similarities between these two neighboring countries. From the gender … Continue reading Female labor force participation in China and India
By Xinyi Xue Back in the 1940s in the western world, the inspirational image of “Rosie the Riveter” became the representation of women in the workforce. The big headline on the top of this image, “We Can Do It!”, conveying that women can be as powerful as men. This widespread image encouraged American women of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds to go to work … Continue reading The Voice of Chinese Women — How Do NGOs in China Use Communication as a Strategy to Promote Women Empowerment
By Cheng Yiyu Western feminist or general social media tends to convey the message about “third world women” as “powerless”, “illiterate” and “backward” which is very problematic because these are biased opinions by simply categorizing “third world women” as a unitary group having similar backgrounds, challenges, histories. In fact, “third world women” have diverse interests, sources of problems, and narratives based on their colonial-political-racial-ethnic backgrounds. … Continue reading The Uniqueness of Liberal Feminism in the Third World, Particularly in China
By Ashley Zhang, Dora Ye, Amy Huang, Daisy Lu Mrs. Huang is a 50-year-old villager in Lukou, a small village near Xuzhou China, who manages a plantation business. In the beginning, her business only contained ten acres of land, and the low revenue of the business hardly allowed her to support her two daughters’ education. But when discussing Grameen Bank, her face lit up with … Continue reading To What Extent Do Grameen Bank’s Microfinance Programs Help Women in Lukou on Their Path Towards Empowerment?