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AW Gist : The Change Agents

AW Gist : The Change Agents

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

Equal Pay For Equal Play- U.S. Women Challenge Pay Inequality

Equal Pay For Equal Play- U.S. Women Challenge Pay Inequality

Women makeup nearly half the U.S. workforce and earn more college degrees than do men each year, but they earn about 81% as much as men do Crowds have been chanting “Equal pay!” as the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won its fourth World Cup and celebrated this week with a ticker-tape parade in New […]

It’s (still) A Man’s World As Equality Pledges Fail Women

It’s (still) A Man’s World As Equality Pledges Fail  Women

World is way off track to meet a 2030 deadline for achieving gender equality, with not one country having reached the ‘last mile’ World leaders are failing 1.4 billion girls and women on promises of a fairer future, according to a global index launched at the world’s biggest gender equality conference. The research shows the […]

Gender Inequality Is Stunting Economic Progress

Gender Inequality Is Stunting Economic Progress

‘Do not let us off the hook; keep our feet to the fire’. These were the words of the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres when he promised to personally lead the global body towards greater gender equality. As the world observes the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence today 26 November […]

Gender Inequality Is Beyond Feelings

Gender Inequality Is Beyond Feelings

In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted by the United States Constitution, and the lives of American women fundamentally changed. The right to vote didn’t just give women a voice in government, but a voice in society, and each year on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, we take stock of how far we’ve come. Looking […]

Women Short-Changed On Commercial Land Deals In Africa

Women Short-Changed On Commercial Land Deals In Africa

 Land in Africa is often communally held, with fathers assumed to be the rightful owners who usually pass it on to their sons Women are often short-changed compared to men when communities are compensated or resettled during commercial land deals in Africa, and governments should take action to rectify that, researchers said on Tuesday. The […]

Immoral Hazard: The Gender Inequality Of Risk

  Whilst the international media reported that over 800 people died in Haiti due to the impact of the recent Hurricane Matthew, a gender breakdown was not given even though your chances of surviving a natural disaster often depends on your sex. This inequality of risk is increasingly important in a world of more frequent […]

China’s Marriage Rate Is Plummeting – And It’s Because Of Gender Inequality

China’s Marriage Rate Is Plummeting – And It’s Because Of Gender Inequality

  One of the greatest fears of Chinese parents is coming true: China’s young people are turning away from marriage. The trend is also worrying the government. After a whole decade of increases in the national marriage rate, China witnessed its second year of decline in the number of newly registered unions in 2015, with […]

Gender Inequality Starts Young: Household-Chores Young

Gender Inequality Starts Young: Household-Chores Young

Around the world, girls between the ages of five and 14 spend 550 million hours on household chores, 160 million more hours than boys in the same age group, according to a report from Unicef titled “Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls.” Girls aged five to nine spend an average of four hours a […]

Gender Inequality ‘An Insurmountable Obstacle For Many Women’

Gender Inequality ‘An Insurmountable Obstacle For Many Women’

Millions of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries are being denied the opportunity to help drive development because of the “countless barriers” they still face in health, education and employment, a report warns. The study, by the UN population fund, UNFPA, says that while the 48 least developed countries (LDCs) have made considerable […]

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