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Gender and Global Governance Women in Global Governance Few National Leaders are women; At least 30 women national leaders from 1980-present Foreign policy tends to be male dominated Women international leaders in areas of health, human rights (Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson)

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women in global governance
Women in Global Governance
  • Few National Leaders are women; At least 30 women national leaders from 1980-present
    • Foreign policy tends to be male dominated
    • Women international leaders in areas of health, human rights (Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson)
  • Those who have been national leaders, have not been more pacific: Thatcher, Meir, Bhutto, Aquino, etc
  • International Organizations: UN: About 40% of high-level positions; 6 of 37 Undersecretary Generals (16%)
  • MNCs: International business is still male-dominated (e.g: 1.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women)
  • Global civil society- NGOs, Social Movements
    • Women are influential actors in civil society
gender and global governance3
Gender and Global Governance
  • Masculinity and International Politics
    • Do ideas about masculinity and femininity affect the likelihood of going to war? Do they affect leader’s decision making processes, need to prove themselves as masculine?
      • Bush v. Kerry
      • Thatcher in Falklands
  • Global Economy, Sex Trade and Traffic in Women-
    • Related to war-making in international society
    • Related to international economy- sex tourism
  • Domestic politics linked to international politics: Global gag rule; Opposition to US troops in Japan, Saudi Arabia for reasons of gender, gender roles
women s transnational organizing
Women’s Transnational Organizing
  • Global movement history
    • 1915 1,000 women met, the Hague, WILPF
    • 1975 Mexico City- First big intergovernmental conference on women’s status
    • 1980- Copenhagen; 1985 Nairobi
    • 1990s a series of conferences- 1993 HRights; 1994 Cairo
    • 1995 Beijing: FWCW (Fourth World Conference for Women
    • 1999 Optional Protocol to CEDAW
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