Tag Archives: Gender equality

Women in Management: Underrepresented and Overstretched?

Despite years of gender equality legislation, men outnumber women in management positions by two to one. While structural barriers continue to impede women’s career advancement, women themselves may be deterred from becoming managers if they perceive that it would have a negative impact on their working and personal lives. What is the experience of women …
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Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors

Ahead of the international women’s day, check out the latest briefing by the European Parliament’s Research Service: “Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors”. For this year’s International Women’s Day the European Parliament is stressing the importance of the role women play in media and ICT. The media and information and communication technology …
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OECD Gender Initiative

To mark International Women’s Day we recommend the OECD Gender Equality website. Created by the OECD Gender Initiative, the website examines existing barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. This website monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non- OECD countries and provides good practices based …
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Equality between Women and Men in the EU

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the European Commission has published the new edition of the report on “Equality between Women and Men in the EU.” Equality between women and men is one of the EU’s fundamental values and its promotion is an obligation enshrined in the Treaty. To fulfil this obligation, the European Commission adopted …
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Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal

The World Bank has just published the report “Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal”. The study measures legal and regulatory barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies. It provides quantitative measures of laws and regulations that affect women’s economic opportunities in seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, …
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International Women’s Day 2015

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. All around the world, IWD represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. The theme for this year is “Make it happen: encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women.” To mark the occasion, there are some events …
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Gender Equality at Work

The World Bank has just published “Gender at Work.” The report highlights the need for coordinated actions to advance equal opportunities for women in the world of work. According to the study, women are more economically excluded that men, and trends suggest that in the last 20 years women’s labor participation has dismissed, dropping from …
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The Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Gender Gap Report 2013.” According to the study Iceland leads four Nordic countries at the top of the table –followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden-, while Philippines joins the top five for the first time. The report ranks 136 countries on their ability to close the …
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A Million Voices: The World We Want

The United Nations has just released a major report showing what people around the world see as priorities for the future global development agenda once the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) passes in 2015. The report, “A million voices: The world we want”, is the result of an unprecedented process of …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2012

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Gender Gap Report 2012.” The study emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. Based on the seven years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its inception, it finds that the majority of countries covered have …
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