Gender Equality

By Malliga Och | Discussing gender (in)equality in business, politics, and other public places in the US and around the world.

Why Europe Puts Women in Top Defense Roles

Europe's five female defense ministers reflect changing priorities and new vision of the military's role.<p>At Thursday's meeting of European Union defense ministers all five of the bloc's biggest economies (minus the U.K.) were represented by women -- a coup completed by the fresh appointment of …

War

Gender fight night: boxing film-makers go three rounds for industry equality

At the closing night of For Film’s Sake festival 12 amateurs take to the all-women boxing ring, many of them film-makers with a personal crusade<p>It’s Sunday night in Waterloo, Sydney. In an old warehouse, standing on a cold concrete floor, a crowd whoops and hollers as punches are thrown. In the …

Don't Hire Me. Hire A Female Composer Instead

As a composer, I entered a profession in which I knew I could actively alter our fractious present using the incomparable tools of art. After all, the intellectually curious and essentially progressive landscapes of our concert halls and opera houses seem like the perfect arenas in which to harness …

Orchestras

Newlywed Women in India are Being Given Wooden Bats to Prevent Domestic Violence

Newlywed women in one Indian state are being given state-issued wooden bats to ward off drunk or abusive husbands, amid nationwide efforts to …

India

Where Are All the Women Designers?

Finally, two New York exhibitions give female designers a moment in the spotlight<p>In Charlotte Perriand’s 1998 autobiography <i>A Life of Creation</i> she recalls her first encounter with the legendary architect Le Corbusier: "Clutching a portfolio of drawings, I found myself face-to-face one October …

Architecture

Women defy local traditions in Pakistan's Swat Valley

In rural Pakistan, a system of informal justice reigns. Men make the decisions, and women sometimes face brutal treatment. A group of them are …

Pakistan

25 million children out of school in conflict zones - UNICEF

Syrian education activist and refugee Muzoon sees impact of conflict on education during trip to Chad<p><b>Muzoon is available for interviews</b><p><b>N’JDAMENA,</b> …

Education

Women Doctors Earn Less—and Not Because of the Jobs They Choose

America's women doctors aren't earning less than men because of the fields they've chosen. Even women in some of the highest-paying medical …

Gender

Why the UK needs to get more girls into electrical engineering

Spanish electrical engineer Ana Rodriguez Lizana works on a £2.5bn UK offshore wind power project for ScottishPower – and visits local schools to encourage more girls to give engineering a try.<p>Ana Rodriguez Lizana manages the electrical design of the transmission system for the East Anglia ONE …

Engineering

The States Where Women Fare the Best – And Worst | Investopedia

Gender inequality proves challenging for women in more ways than one, perhaps most noticeably from a financial perspective. The gender wage gap …

Health Care

Women’s access to family leave is not improving, but men’s is - Journalist's Resource

The United States is the only developed country not to offer women paid maternity leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 gives some …

Pregnancy

ureport Your Story

Tina Anyango (not her real name) aged 28 is a widow living in Kuoyo Kaila, East seme Ward in Kisumu County. She is living with HIV which robbed her …

Kenya

It's legal to pay women less than men based on past salaries, court rules

Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers' previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.<p>The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling saying pay differences based exclusively on prior …

Female Marines Tackle What They Call A Corps' 'Culture of Sexism'

It was a standard post on Instagram back in May 2016: Eight women, all smiling in their Marine Corps uniforms. Then someone copied it and posted it to a Facebook group.<p>"And I watched in real time as hundreds of people commented on this photo and said things like they wanted to rape us," Maj. Janine …

Feminism

Sexual violence, war lead to higher number of child marriages

Berlin's plan to abolish child marriages has been spurred by the influx of refugees into Europe. While the move will benefit victims of the practice, …

Gender

On Saudi women’s rights, the UN has it shockingly wrong

It’s absurd that a country whose women are ‘empowered’ to be submissive to men has been elected to the UN’s new equality commission<p>There is a great scene in the HBO comedy Veep, in which Selina Meyer, the US vice-president played by Julia-Louis Dreyfus, sets up a “symposium on race” in order to …

Why so few women are suburban mayors

Challenges of time, family obligations and rigors of campaigning are among the reasons there so few female mayors in the suburbs

Women's News

Using Rape as a Weapon of War Should Cross Every International Red Line

Rape is not just a physical, violent act perpetrated against one victim. It is an assault on humanity. The victim suffers not just from physical …

Women's Rights

Only one U.K. company has so far submitted its gender pay gap data to the government's public database

Only one company has so far complied with the U.K. government’s new law calling for the mandatory publication of gender pay gap information.<p>U.K. …

Diversity

How Nepal quake turned women into builders

<b>Reconstruction in Nepal has been slow since a devastating earthquake two years ago. But in some rural areas women are breaking with tradition and picking up tools to speed things up.</b><p>Sanumaya Kumal does everything from carrying sand and bricks, to digging foundations.<p>In a badly affected district …

Earthquakes

A Stockholm suburb is redesigning its streets to be 'feminist'

To make women feel a little safer in the Stockholm suburb of Husby, local officials will redesign part of its center.<p>More than one-third of women report feeling unsafe walking alone at night in the US, compared to just 11% of men, according to a recent Gallup poll. And 35% of the poll's female …

Urban Design

When Women Lead

<b>Why do we need women in public office?</b><p>This past fall, I was elected to the Washington, D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Running for this seat, …

Women's News

Violence Against Women Middle East and North Africa

Citation:<p>Hayat Bearat. 2014. “Violence Against Women Middle East and North Africa”.<p>BibTex<br>• RTF<br>• Tagged<br>• XML<br>• RIS<p>Download<p>menahayat_1.pdf<p>470 KB

Middle East and North Africa

Women's rights and gender equality + Middle East and North Africa

June 2017<p>Supported by<p>Under Hassan Rouhani’s less repressive regime, female authors are starting to see their books in print, and daring to dream of greater independence<p>Published: 20 Jun 2017<p>April 2017<p>MP says lessons should be learned from case of woman taken from Wales to Saudi Arabia and allegedly …

“Long live the patriarchy”: One more barrier faced by women in science

In field locations where there are no bathrooms, life can get complicated<p>Last week I peed all over myself in the name of studying climate change in Alaska. Gender barriers in science don’t always take an obvious form, and they get especially perilous in below-zero temperatures. Some of these …

Women in Science

Could more female police lead to safer communities?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vera Bumpers, the first female chief and first African-American chief of Houston's Metro Police Department, remembers one of the first calls she went on shortly after joining the force right out of college.<p>An irate passenger on a bus was threatening people. Bumpers, who has been in law …

Law Enforcement

U.K. Companies Are Disclosing Gender Pay Gaps and They're Huge

As British companies prepare to make public the difference between what their male and female employees earn, early reports from a handful of …

Gender

Ending Gender Bias Begins With 'Office Housework'

The next time you’re leading a meeting, make sure everyone is taking notes. (Photo: Shutterstock)<p>If you’re a female in the workforce, chances are high that, at some point, you’ll be asked to do “office housework” activities, such as taking notes during a meeting, finding office supplies or fetching …

Gender

Four Top Women Have Quit the Bank of England This Year

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is looking a little short of female company.<p>The Bank of England is losing four of its top women this year after …

Bank of England