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Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace As A Young Female Professional

Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace As A Young Female Professional

Young female professionals in male-dominated industries are oftentimes faced with myriads of issues as they navigate their way to the top.  Some of these issues can be attributed to factors such as gender stereotypes, societal beliefs on the capabilities of women among other issues. The struggles of women in male-dominated industries can be frustrating sometimes […]

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

Crime, violence, poverty, ill-health and air pollution have all declined in the European Union over the last five years – but gender inequality has worsened and efforts to fight climate change have achieved little. A report from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, measured progress towards 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” between 2014 and 2019. On most, […]

Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown

Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown

The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South African media have pointed to the increased risk women in these relationships face under lockdown conditions. The fear is that they are trapped inside with their abusers, unable to leave, escape […]

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa is ahead of the continent in gender equality, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute on the Power of parity in advancing women’s equality in Africa. Rwanda leads with a gender parity score of 0.69, Ethiopia has a score of 0.63 while Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have 0.62 each–which is slightly above the […]

Men Lead War Against Female Circumcision

Men Lead War Against Female Circumcision

They gather and sit in a circle under a tree at a trading centre in Kalpunyany village, Baringo County, one of the remotest areas in Kenya. They are deliberating on a thorny issue that continues to face the region — female genital mutilation. On a typical day, this group of morans would be discussing how […]

Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

A landmark equal pay deal brokered by the Australian women’s soccer team, the Matildas, has the potential to boost female participation in sports, equality advocates and sports groups said on Wednesday. Australian soccer’s governing body announced it had reached a “unique” agreement with the players’ union that “closes the pay gap” between the men’s and […]

UN Women Laments Gender Disparities At Malawi Immigration Department

UN Women Laments Gender Disparities At Malawi Immigration Department

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has Country Representative, Clara Anyangwe, has lamented poor representation of female employees in decision-making positions in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services. She has since challenged the department to empower female employees to enable them to take an active role in […]

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 […]

Young Women Cycling To Promote Women Rights

Young Women Cycling To Promote Women Rights

For many Khartoum residents, this is an eye-boggling experience. A group of young ladies are seen these days parading in bicycles around Khartoum not weary about the unpaved roads and the gaze of the bystanders. The ladies were actually using this untraditional way in Sudan to publicize women sport and use of environmentally friendly transport, […]

G7 Leaders Urged To Promote Gender Empowerment

G7 Leaders Urged To Promote Gender Empowerment

 As leaders of the seven major industrialised nations (G7) meet in the coastal sea town of Biarritz in the south-west of France, one of the world’s leading women’s organisations is calling for the protection and advancement of women worldwide. Katja Iversen, President/CEO of Women Deliver, and a two-time member of both G7 Gender Equality Advisory […]

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