The IAWJ has sought to raise awareness about and address gendered forms of corruption. Hendry explained, how the organization heard stories about border guards in Central America who demanded sexual favors from women migrants, and prison guards in Uganda who demanded sexual favors from female visitors in return for delivering food and medicine to inmates. As the stories trickled in from different sectors all over the world, and the IAWJ came to understand that they were “part of a broad pattern of abuse of power for the purposes of sexual exploitation.”
"Women, more than men, tend to focus on “positive peace,” i.e. building strong institutions that prevent new conflict, as well as “negative peace,” or the simple absence of conflict. Rather than being inherently more peaceful, women’s social experience—for instance their role as primary care-takers, or exclusion from combat—imbues them with experiential differences that bring new and important perspectives to the table."
What prevents women from entering STEM fields and what drives them out? Research points to unconducive work environments and a lack of workplace policies that support a healthy work-life balance. Access to affordable, quality childcare is one such policy area that can significantly effect working parents’ career choices and earning potential. Examining workplace policies, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, found in its latest report that companies that support employees’ childcare needs can strengthen their bottom line by recruiting and retaining talent, reducing absenteeism and turnover, and increasing employee satisfaction and productivity.