Achieving Gender Equality though Economic Empowerment

A Call to Action In September 2016, the United Nation’s High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment released its first report on the actions necessary to close the global gender gap in economic empowerment. The report, “Leave No One Behind”, emphasizes the unfair circumstances that disproportionately affect women in the workplace, i.e. wage gaps, job security vulnerability  associated with informal…

Gender Nutrition Report Review

June 14 in The Dirksen Senate building marked the 2016 Gender Nutrition Report (GNR) launch. Some of people who made this launch possible included Roger Thurow (Senior Fellow ,The Chicago Council on Global Affairs), Marie Ruel ( Division Director of Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, Patrick Stover (Professor and Director at the Division of…

How Are We Doing on the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were conceived as a vision for the post-2015 agenda. They are an action plan to continue the work the Millennium Development Goals started. We are six months into the SDGs. Do we know what’s been accomplished thus far? How are we doing? You can see for yourself how well the world’s…