Gender Diversity and Inclusion: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives offers a rigorous analysis of comparative gender-sensitive policy and perspectives regarding gender justice and equity at global, national, and local levels. Presenting and analyzing case studies from countries around the world, including the United States, Northern Ireland, India, Bangladesh, and Iran, the essays in this collection posit that gender equity dialogue and policy advancement are the main key components to progress and perseverance in gender justice—both for positive outcomes and policy making at the global level. In addition, the contributors illustrate that greater gender equity and justice realization influences smart economy development, enhancing progress and improving other positive outcomes, including prospects for intergenerational justice and for the quality of societal policies and institutions.
Gloria Y.A. Ayee is lecturer at Harvard University and senior research fellow with the IARA Project at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.
Elena V. Shabliy is visiting scholar at Harvard University.
Tony Wall is professor in the Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University and holds visiting roles at Stockholm University Sweden and Phu Xuan University Vietnam.
Dmitry Kurochkin is lecturer and researcher at Harvard University.
Introduction: Advancing Gender Equity and Gender Justice
Elena V. Shabliy, Tony Wall, and Sarah Hamilton-Jiang
Chapter 1. Women Doctors’ Contributions to the British Suffrage & Women’s Rights Movements
Chapter 2. “Women Together”: Connecting Women’s Work with Peace Work in Northern Ireland
Ashley M. Morin
Chapter 3. The Supreme Court and Gender Justice
Cynthia Boyer, Barbara E. LeSavoy, and Bek Orr
Chapter 4. An Intersectional Exploration of the STEM-Related Motivation of Young Women of Color
Annmarie Crum & Lakia M. Scott
Chapter 5. Role of Women’s Organizations in Promoting Women’s Political Participation in India and Bangladesh: A Historical Exploration
Mahbub Alam Prodip and Helen Ware
Chapter 6. Missing Gender Diversity: Private Equity and Venture Capital in India
Pam Rajput, Suveera Gill, and Nikita Chopra
Chapter 7. Reconsidering the Concept of Women’s Empowerment in Iran: The Need to Strive for Equity beyond Equality
Mahdi Ahouie and Haniyeh Samei
Chapter 8. Hannah Arendt: A Woman of Words and Deeds
Chapter 9. How Inclusive is Peacemaking?
Elena V. Shabliy and Tony Wall