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GENDER, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN FIVE ASIAN COUNTRIES

GENDER, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN FIVE ASIAN COUNTRIES

  • Date : 2006-11-24
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  • Posted by : WiEBE


Women and gender in science and technology (S&T) has been on many agendas of most national, regional and international fora in the last decade. The most recent world commitment is achieving the Eight U N Millennium Development Goals in 2015. Among the eight goals, the goal number three addresses the issue of promoting gender equality and women's empowerment .This does not mean isolating women from the connectivity with science and technology in this globalized world, but engaging them. Engagement means empowerment by asserting one's power and culture within its connection into a globalization reality.


WOMEN, CONSTRUCTION, AND HEALTH AND SAFETY (H&S): SOUTH AFRICAN AND TANZANIAN PERSPECTIVES

WOMEN, CONSTRUCTION, AND HEALTH AND SAFETY (H&S): SOUTH AFRICAN AND TANZANIAN PERSPECTIVES

  • Date : 2006-08-18
  • Category: Research
  • Posted by : WiEBE


Construction by its very nature constitutes a challenge in terms of health and safety (H&S) and ergonomics as it exposes workers to a range of health, safety, and ergonomic hazards, manual handling included. Internationally, women constitute a minor percentage of the construction workforce. Furthermore, perceptions exist that women are not suited to construction, that construction work is too physical for women, and that the image of the industry discourages participation by women. Whether or not perceptions are just, they are important as people act on them.