Topic : Gender

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    How to improve education for ethnic minority women

    We often think that all women are in some way subjected to gender-based discrimination… more

  • A woman walks on Broad St. past the New York Stock Exchange during the morning commute Forum Article

    10 must-read stories about gender

    1. How female chief executives actually get to the top. Many in the Fortune 500 took mundane first jobs at… more

  • An operator of Swiss air traffic control firm Skyguide monitors airplanes at the Skyguide monitoring centre in Duebendorf Forum Article

    How to close the workplace gender gap

    Women’s employment in the private sector generally lags behind that of men. This… more

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    How a road boosted gender equality in Argentina

    If someone asked you what can boost gender equality in rural and indigenous communities in Latin… more

  • MaryJoy prepares to take a bath before going to school at home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila Forum Article

    Why we need sanitation for all

    Sanitation brings numerous benefits such as reducing the burden of disease, improving quality of life… more

  • Swiss Economy Minister Schneider-Ammann welcomes participants before a round table talk on the shifting of lower import prices to customers due to the strong Swiss franc in Bern Forum Article

    Seven reasons your board may be more sexist than you think

    The debate about getting more women on boards often focuses on why doing so creates a better, more… more

  • A Google employee works on a laptop in front of a mural of the New York City skyline, at the New York City company office Young Global Leaders Article

    “She’s not a geek, she doesn’t belong here”

    I’m a fake. An imposter. I don’t belong here. Those aren’t Radiohead lyrics. This is how women… more

  • Lu Libing touches the belly of his pregnant wife, Mu, as they pose for pictures during an interview with Reuters at their home in Ganzhou Forum Article

    How to improve pregnancy healthcare

    Relaxing supply-side constraints is not always sufficient to ensure delivery of public services to poor and… more

  • A girl smiles as she waits for her father to take a holy bath on the bank of Bagmati River during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival, near the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu Forum Article

    How do girls around the world see the gender gap?

    The latest Global Gender Gap Report – which tracks how well different countries are doing at reducing… more

  • Indiatacklefoodwaste Forum Article

    India’s family planning progress

    Anita is a 20-year-old woman who lives in the Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh, India, with her husband… more

  • Fans of Australia cheer their team on during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Spain at the Baixada arena in Curitiba Forum Article

    Come on, Aussie blokes: close the gender gap

    “Losing to team GB is bad enough … but NZ?” This is the kind of headline that typically accompanies… more

  • womanoffice1-628×330 Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why everyone benefits from closing the gender gap

    Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, recently… more

  • Labourers fit iron rods at the construction site of a metro train station in Chennai Forum Article

    3 key themes for our meeting in India

    Five months after coming to power in India’s general election, the government of Prime… more

  • Fog shrouds the skyline of New York as a woman stands next to the Hudson River on a pier in Hoboken, New Jersey Women Leaders & Gender Parity Article

    How business leaders can help women at work

    When companies recognize the business imperative for gender parity and implement strategies to address… more

  • Students take notes from their iPads at the Steve Jobs school in Sneek Forum Article

    How to reduce the gender gap in education

    The International Day of the Girl Child earlier this month was an opportunity to remind ourselves that… more

  • Seaweed trader Zuhura Mkuko Karo stands outside her warehouse on Zanzibar island in Tanzania Forum Article

    Women want a hand up, not hand-outs

    I recently had the honour of meeting Lilian, a beverage distributor from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and her… more

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    Tackling violence against women in Latin America

    “Despite all the work that we have been doing, the number of women reporting domestic violence… more

  • Member of the European Parliament Ronzulli takes part with her daughter Vittoria in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Forum Article

    Where are the women in the corridors of power?

    Forty-nine years ago, Mary Poppins won five Oscars. Singapore, the Maldives and Gambia became… more