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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 […]

Gender equality? It doesn’t exist anywhere in the world

Gender equality? It doesn’t exist anywhere in the world

It’s been more than 100 years since the world began observing International Women’s Day, and yet no country has achieved full gender equality. “It’s very sobering to realize that it’s 2016 and we don’t have that yet,” said Daniela Ligiero, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation. Of 145 nations, […]

Men still call the shots despite women’s progress

Men still call the shots despite women’s progress

In Summary Not a single county governor is a woman, and only a quarter of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet consists of women. National Assembly, 65 out of 350 seats (19 per cent) are held by women, despite affirmative action measures that guaranteed women 47 seats in the 2013 General Election. Women are responsible for 70 […]

International Women’s Day: Putting an expiration date on gender inequality

International Women’s Day: Putting an expiration date on gender inequality

Today marks the 105th International Women’s Day, an event that got its start when 15,000 trailblazing women marched through New York City to demand voting rights and better working conditions. A century later — despite many outstanding female achievements and advancements — the event’s original aim of full gender parity has yet to be realized. […]

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

It’s not exactly breaking news, but in case you haven’t heard, women face an uphill battle in the business world. Examples can be found everywhere: women are judged – even by other women – more harshly than men are for trying to negotiate higher compensation for their work. Our mistakes follow us for a longer period of time […]

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