Globalisation - the growing integration of economies and societies around the world - is a complex process that is variously affecting different regions, countries and areas and their populations. To some, globalisation is an inevitable, technologically driven process that is increasing economic and political relations between people of different countries and areas. For them, it is seen not only as a natural phenomenon, but also as something good for the world. To others, there is a much deeper concern about the related challenges and possible risks associated with the globalisation process. It is widely perceived that the process produces both "winners and losers".
This document covers poverty and gender equity, feminisation of employment and unemployment, social integration and social mobilisation, social protection, social security, social safety nets and looks at women and ICT.