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Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Gender Equality

 

Catharine A. MacKinnon Lectures on the Future of Gender

"Gender:The Future" part 1 (intro)
"Gender:The Future" part 2
"Gender:The Future" part 3
"Gender:The Future" part 4 (The Swedish Model)

 

 

We should all be feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. Chimamanda is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Prize For Fiction; and Purple Hibiscus, which won the 2005 Best First Book Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the 2004 Debut Fiction Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2009, her collection of short stories, The Thing around Your Neck was published.

 

2011 Gender Studies Symposium: Gender in the Future
With 30 events taking place over the course of three days, the Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark seeks to inspire conversation about where gender may be headed in the future.

 

2010 Gender Studies Symposium: Gender in the Future
Students, faculty members, and featured guests lead three days of discussions on topics including how biology influences identity and how science shapes parenthood.

 

Closing the gender gap: challenges, opportunities and the future
PwC invited global academics, politicians and business leaders to share their views on the gender gap and how it will impact our future. Their insights are gathered in this thought provoking film, which was showcased at the 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

 

Always #LikeAGirl
Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty's really no picnic either, it's easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl's self-confidence. We're kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.

 

Emma Watson: Being a feminist doesn't make me 'man-hating'
U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, British actress Emma Watson has made quite an impact in her 24 years of life to date — but her fight to help end gender inequality around the world has only just begun.

 

Can we all "have it all"?
Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question for women? Here Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.

 

Gender, Development and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
AERC Biannual Research Workshop: Gender and Economic Development in Africa

 

Women Matter
Since 2007, McKinsey’s Women Matter research has explored the role women play in the global workplace, their experiences and impact in senior-executive roles, and the performance benefits that companies gain from gender diversity. In this video, McKinsey partners Joanna Barsh, Sandrine Devillard, Emily Lawson, and Jin Wang recount the progress women have made in reaching the executive suite.

 

True Gender Equality: Adrien Martinon at TEDxYouth@ISP
Adrien Martinon is a 17 year old High School student in his last year at the International School of Panama. He wishes to raise attention to the ways in which men are discriminated against, due to misconceptions about gender roles and traditional values. He hopes he can bring a change to the way people view men's issues. He would like men and women to feel comfortable discussing them and working towards solving them.

 

Why Fatherhood is a gamechanger for gender equity: Gary Barker at TEDxBarcelonaWomen
Gary Barker, PhD, is a leading voice on engaging men and boys in achieving gender equality and ending violence against women. He is International Director and founder of Promundo, an internationally recognized NGO with headquarters in Brazil and offices in Rwanda and the US that works nationally and globally to engage men and boys in gender equality and violence prevention.

 

Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls
Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell -- of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?

 

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