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Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination is a ‘root cause’ of stateless children, the UN refugee agency reported, leaving many of them with no official nationality and possibly resulting in wide-ranging violations of children’s rights. […] Read More

I have on my desk the 2006 UNICEF State of the World’s Children report. The title of the report is “Excluded and Invisible.” It gives several reasons for this invisibility, which shuts children out of school, healthcare and other services and makes them more likely to fall prey to abuse and exploitation. For children, it […] Read More

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary filed a motion April 9 asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed a month earlier claiming gender discrimination. Sheri Klouda, now a professor at Taylor University in Upland, Ind., sued in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, March 8. Claiming she was let go from her position as a […] Read More

A former professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has sued the Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated school, claiming she was dismissed from a position for which she was fully qualified simply because she is a woman. Sheri Klouda, who taught Hebrew at the seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, for four years before her contract was terminated last […] Read More

Women may make up roughly half of the workforce, but when it comes to managerial positions they are still paid less than their male counterparts. According to the Washington Post, the wage gap between male and female managers actually widened during the economic boom from 1995 to 2000.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> […] Read More