Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

Claire Cain Miller – New York Times – Tuesday, 29 July 2014 (originally published 28 Jul) A mysterious fact that economists are wrestling with is that the percentage of women in the United States who are working or want to work has been declining, after a decades-long climb. The drop is small (and less dramatic […]

India’s Great Invisible Workforce

India’s Great Invisible Workforce

Neeta Lal – IPS – Monday, 21 July 2014 (originally published NEW DELHI, Jul 17 2014 (IPS) – According to census data released this month, a whopping 160 million women in India, 88 percent of who are of working age (15 to 59 years), are confined to their homes performing ‘household duties’ rather than gainfully […]

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

Didi Kirsten Tatlow – New York Times – Wednesday, 18 December 2013 (originally published 17 Dec) The middle-aged farming women forming a human pyramid in front of the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government headquarters in Hangzhou last week constituted a small protest that pointed to a big problem: persistent economic and political discrimination against women in […]

Argentina: Women will now collect welfare money

Argentina: Women will now collect welfare money

Debora Rey – Bloomberg Business Week – Tuesday, 09 July 2013 (originally published 06 Jul) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Andrea Nerone lost her home and later was denied welfare to support her family after her husband abandoned her and their four children late last year. A decree recently issued by Argentina’s female president could […]

Protections For Women Under Threat In Afghanistan

Protections For Women Under Threat In Afghanistan

Abubakar Siddique and  Qadir Habib – Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty – Wednesday, 26 June 2013 (originally published 24 Jun) The book on the war in Afghanistan is not yet closed, but already there are attempts to erase one of the post-Taliban era’s most celebrated successes. The participation of women in Afghanistan’s political process, a right […]

Creating gender equity: Lessons from Iceland

Creating gender equity: Lessons from Iceland

Meghan Murphy  – Al Jazeera – Tuesday, 09 April 2013 (originally published 02 Apr) When Iceland announced they were considering a ban on hardcore pornography online, Americans, for the most part, responded as though it were a (potentially) regressive move. But with Iceland’s current track record of prioritising equality, perhaps it is Americans who should […]

Kenyan Women Create Their Own ‘Geek Culture’

Kenyan Women Create Their Own ‘Geek Culture’

Gregory Warner – NPR – Thursday, 27 December 2012 (originally published 24 Dec) When a collective of female computer programmers in Kenya needed a name for their ladies-only club, they took their inspiration from the Japanese cult film Akira. “So akira is a Japanese word. It means energy and intelligence. And we are energetic and […]

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