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The segregated labour market

In this video, Christine Bigler explores the concept and roots of labour market segregation. Labour markets are closely connected to a society’s existing gender norms, relations and stereotypes. These are …

The labour market: a gendered domain

To affirm that the labour market is gendered is to recognise that this institution is shaped by the gender roles, norms and relations present in society. In addition, speaking of …

Research perspectives

The Swiss Programme for Research and Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) is the catalyst for this course. It addresses global problems such as gender-biased labour markets. All three educators …

How women participate in the labour market

In this video, Christine Bigler, Bounseng Khammounty and Sony KC introduce the concept of gender and labour markets in Nepal, Laos and Rwanda. Although women’s participation in the paid labour …

Thank you and goodbye

Congratulations on finishing the course “Gender and Labour in the Global South”! We hope you enjoyed the course as much as we did. Hopefully, this course gave you an interesting …

Addressing inequalities in labour markets

In this last week of our course, we introduced a key concept for addressing inequalities in labour markets: intersectionality. Moving from a gender perspective to an intersectional perspective responds to …

Intersectionality: A tool for social justice

Historically, feminist theories have always sought to highlight the intertwining of power relations and the overlap of different forms of discrimination. It wasn’t until 1989, however, that African-American legal scholar …

Social inclusion in the Nepali labour market

Nepal’s labour market status is divided into formal and informal economy. While the formal sector holds benefits such as formalised paid leave and social security, generated and guided by labour …