YouGov research from 24 countries reveals where the genders are considered most and least equal, the connection to wealth and where Britain falls behind the developed world
The facts on gender inequality from around the world are stark. Women earn 33% less than men and are concentrated in jobs with poor working conditions; 700 million women are victims of physical and/or sexual violence each year, often in close relationships; men own and manage just under 70% of all businesses and women sit on only 19% of board seats globally; and two thirds of the 774 million illiterate adults worldwide are female.Read more
Gender equality in journalism and trade unionism is a central concern of the International Federation of Journalists.
A conference on gender equality attended by women from the IFJ member unions in the five continents was held in Seoul, Korea, in 2001, on the day preceding the XXIV World Congress of the IFJ.
The conference based its works on the results of the survey that the IFJ Secretariat had carried out among its membership, titled "Equality for Quality: Setting Standards for Women in Journalism".Read more
Statement by NCSE Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins
“Amnesty International must stay true to its mission to “prevent and end grave abuse of human rights and demand justice for those who have been violated” by not passing a policy in favor of legalizing the prostitution of men and women,” says Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCSE.Read more
The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is inviting applications from Russian speakers for a four-month internship placement (2-3 days per week). EHRAC is based within the School of Law at Middlesex University and operates as a non-governmental organisation (NGO).Read more
On 16-17 April 2015 the National Democratic Institute hosted the inaugural cross-regional forum on Women’s Leadership in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, made possible with the financial support of USAID and in cooperation with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. The forum gathered more than 60 women from 15 countries representing not only the political arena and decision-making bodies, but also representatives of civil society groups, business and media that work on advancing women’s political participation. The primary purpose of the Forum was to establish a foundation for inter-regional exchanges and to identify main interest areas and key priority for the participants.Read more
Karachi, PAKISTAN - Sabeen Mahmud, a prominent Pakistani social and human rights activist, has been shot dead, shortly after hosting an event on Balochistan’s "disappeared people", in the southern city of Karachi, officials have told Al Jazeera.
Mahmud, 40, was the director of T2F [The Second Floor], a café and arts space that has been a mainstay of Karachi’s activists since it opened its doors in 2007. She was one of the country’s most outspoken human rights advocates.
A former employee of Sberbank’s London office who won millions in damages in a sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this week would not have fared so well had she sought justice in Russia, rights activists and labor lawyers told The Moscow Times on Thursday.
Svetlana Lokhova — whom male colleagues at the Sberbank's equity sales desk in London had nicknamed "Crazy Miss Cokehead" and "Miss Bonkers" — was awarded £3.2 million ($4.7 million) by the Central London Employment Tribunal, British media reported earlier this week.
Russian feminist groups applauded the tribunal's decision, deploring the absence of high-profile sexual harassment cases in Russia.Read more
n a move to promote gender equality in and through the media, as central to the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO and UN Women co-host a side event on gender and media at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Several decades of research have clearly shown that, despite some improvement, women remain consistently underrepresented in media staffing at all levels, including in executive decision making, and misrepresented in media content.
Director-General of UNESCO, in her message on the International Women’s Day, stated “2015 is the year to review achievements and look to the challenges that remain, as well as to untapped potential and opportunities. This is especially important as States shape a new global sustainable development agenda.”Read more