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Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost $160 trillion in lost earnings globally, a World Bank study showed on Wednesday, as pressure to address the pay gap grows. That represents the difference between the combined lifetime income of everyone of working age in the world today – known as human capital wealth – and what […]

Women Artists Are Overlooked And Under-Respected

Women Artists Are Overlooked And Under-Respected

Women artists, long overlooked and under-respected, are the hot item to watch in art sales as the vigor of the #Metoo movement and fresh interest in women’s rights strike the art world, according to findings released on Wednesday. From works by younger newcomers like Jenny Saville to established greats such as Georgia O’Keefe, art by […]

Talking Her Down Is ‘Mansplaining’ And It’s A Big Deal

Talking Her Down Is ‘Mansplaining’ And It’s A Big Deal

Mansplaining is a real thing. It is a behavior, traditionally gender-socialized by men, that can be described as talking down to women, or over or under explaining when communicating with women. Have you heard or said this before? “I will explain it to you later, you don’t understand.” “This is really complex, let me explain”….droning […]

Prosecution Banks On Science To Tackle Gender-Based Violence

Prosecution Banks On Science To Tackle Gender-Based Violence

The National Public Prosecution Authority on Friday held a consultative meeting with medics and investigators following an increase of defilement and rape cases in the last three years. The workshop aimed at bringing all stakeholders on the same level of understanding the role of scientific evidence in investigation and prosecution of gender-based crimes. According to […]

Women Should Be Executives Too – Gender Gap Begins From Bottom To The Top

Women Should Be Executives Too – Gender Gap Begins From Bottom To The  Top

The gap In the World Economic Forum’s recent Global Gender Gap Report, it found that the gap between women’s and men’s economic participation worldwide has been widening for two years running, and is now at its worst level since 2008.  We hear time and again that something must be done about this economic disparity: companies need more […]

EU Centre Trains INEC Staff On Gender Mainstreaming

EU Centre Trains INEC Staff On Gender Mainstreaming

As part of preparations for the country’s 2019 general elections, the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), on Monday in Lagos, commenced training of electoral officers on gender mainstreaming. The one-week training with the theme: “BRIDGE Training on Gender and Election in Nigeria,” is directed at desk officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). […]

The Power Of Social Media And Farming In Bridging Gender Gap In Africa

The Power Of Social Media And Farming In Bridging Gender Gap In Africa

Farming First has launched a provocative social media campaign, aimed at exposing the gender gap in agriculture. FAO data states that despite women comprising 43 per cent of the agricultural workforce, they produce on average 20-30% less crops than men per hectare. Yet according to the coalition, the reasons for this gap are widely misunderstood. […]

Women Must Wait 217 Years To Earn The Same As Men

Women Must Wait 217 Years To Earn The Same As Men

It is the second year in a row that World Economic Forum has recorded worsening economic inequality Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade. Women are paid and achieve just over […]

Women Freelancers Face A Big Gender Pay Gap

Women Freelancers Face A Big Gender Pay Gap

The gender wage gap in the United States is a persistent, pervasive issue. While the gap has narrowed over time, Pew Research found in 2015, women were paid 83 percent of what men earn. The World Economic Forum, in its 2016 Global Gender Gap Report found that at the rate we are currently going, women […]

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

If the Chinese City of Beijing comes to mind every time you talk about gender issues it’s probably advisable not to read beyond this first sentence. But, if gender will possibly mean little else beyond pub talk, or coinage floated around in policy corridors, then please read on. It’s a bit weird, also, that every […]

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