Gender inequality

Gender inequality is one of the most pressing contemporary global challenges. The UN has recognised the barriers posed to women and girls across the Global South in its Sustainable Development Goals. Concerted collaborative efforts are required to tackle a problem that encompasses so many areas of social, economic, political and cultural life.

For too long individual research strands have not sufficiently explored the interconnected factors that combine to result in poorer outcomes for women and girls.

At the Institute for Global Innovation, our research into this challenge aims to reduce gender inequality in the Global South through work that identifies the main political, cultural, medical, legal and economic challenges faced by women and girls, and lays out a new set of innovative solutions to them.

Led by Professor Nic Cheeseman and Dr Jill Steans