Category: Gender

According to the World Development Report (WDR) 2012, gender is defined as socially constructed norms and ideologies which determine the behavior and actions of men and women. Understanding these gender relations and the power dynamics behind them is a prerequisite for understanding individuals’ access to and distribution of resources, the ability to make decisions and the way women and men, boys and girls are affected by political processes and social development.

Gender is an important consideration in development. It is a way of looking at how social norms and power structures impact on the lives and opportunities available to different groups of men and women. Globally, more women than men live in poverty. Women are also less likely than men to receive basic education and to be appointed to a political position nationally and internationally. Understanding that men and women, boys and girls experience poverty differently and face different barriers in accessing services, economic resources and political opportunities helps to target interventions.

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Landmark Supreme Court Case: Bradwell v. Illinois (1873)

Bradwell v. Illinois (1873) is the 21st landmark Supreme Court case, the second case in the Politics, Society, Freedom, and Equality module, featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics Series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political...

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J.E.B. v. Alabama (1994): Landmark Supreme Court Cases

J.E.B. v. Alabama (1994) is one of the landmark Supreme Court cases featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system. The goal is greater familiarization with the rights and...

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“Female” Being Sexist and Tweets Being Racist Are Not Mutually Exclusive

“Female” and the sexist connotations with it along with racism having the backdrop of Cam Newton and reporter Jourdan Rodrigue are the focus of this piece I finished writing in 2017.  Cam Newton is not used to a woman asking him questions about receivers running routs. Jourdan Rodrigue, the reporter...