Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
UNDP Seminar

Gender Dimensions of Global Poverty

A Seminar Series Presented by
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University
The Poverty Group, Bureau of Development Policy of the United Nations Development Programme

UNDP Seminar The benefits of globalization have not reached all equally. Gender discrimination and social exclusion trap many women and their families in poverty. “Poverty and gender discrimination are closely intertwined. Of the nearly 1 billion adults in the world who cannot read, two thirds are women. Girls are often the first to be pulled out of school when the family can ill afford school fees. They are also the last to be taken to the health centre when they need medical attention” (UNDP, 2005).

Upcoming Seminars

Trade and Gender Issues
Monday, May 7th,  6:00p.m.

Previous Seminars

Women's Access to Financial Resources
Monday, April 30th, 6:00p.m

Improving Women’s Access to Education
Tuesday, January 30th, 6:00p.m.

Women's Health: Challenges and New Directions
Monday, March 19th, 6:00p.m.


Each seminar will be held in the 12th Floor Lounge at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus located at 113 West 60th Street in downtown Manhattan close to the Lincoln Center.

The seminars will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. The presentations will begin  at 6:00 pm as scheduled.

This seminar series is free and open to the public but prior registration is preferable. To register for an upcoming seminar, please send your name, organization (optional) and e-mail address to, including the name of the seminar you are registering for.


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