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An unequal world contributing to gender inequality? by Dr. Juliette Torabian

Juliette is senior international adviser/trainer in strategic planning and results-based project management working at University College London. She is an education specialist whose activities have focused on three main themes: int'l project management; capacity development; and public relations. Her research/professional interests include: Public Policy, Higher education policies, governance, quality and practices, adult learning/teaching; sustainable development, Gender equality and Human Rights; comparative Int'l education.

Gender gaps persist

The adamant character of gender inequalities find their deep roots in religious texts and discourses that are inseparably woven into the fabric of cultural norms and sometimes in the economic and political institutions of the patriarchal and homophobic societies across the globe.  Interestingly, many of the obstinate norms of inequality penetrating religious and cultural belief systems seem to be the equivocal interpretations of the...

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