Women and Globalization

Historically, there is extensive discrimination against women, particularly women of developing nations and women of color. Under neoliberal global economic policies, women often are forced to tolerate harsh conditions of labor-intensive work, low-wages, sexual and physical abuse, inferior education, and lack of social services. To counter these trends, women worldwide have organized to advance economic and political alternatives for their communities, and have directed key social and political movements to defend their rights.

Keywords: Gender Discrimination, Maquilas, Gender Gap, Feminism, Sexual Violence