[Australia] Workplace Gender Equality Agency to send ‘Daughter Water’ to CEOs as part of pay equity campaign

[Australia] Workplace Gender Equality Agency to send ‘Daughter Water’ to CEOs as part of pay equity campaign

Lauren Wilson – News.com.au – Monday, 29 September 2014 MORE than 3000 chief executives across the country will be sent a bottle of ‘Daughter Water’ as part of a radical campaign to raise awareness about the growing gender pay gap. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has seized on international research which indicates the pay disparity […]

14 Things Women Couldn't Do 96 Years Ago

14 Things Women Couldn't Do 96 Years Ago

Diana Pearl – Marie Claire – Monday, 25 August 2014 (originally published 18 Aug) The year 1920 marked the dawn of a new era of freedom for women—the year saw the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave us the right to vote—it also ushered in a new decade of social liberation. But even as […]

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Catherine Wilson – IPS – Friday, 15 August 2014 (originally published 13 Aug) SYDNEY, Aug 13 2014 (IPS) – A pledge by political leaders two years ago to accelerate efforts toward closing the gender gap in the Pacific Islands has been boosted with the announcement that three women will take the helm of the regional […]

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 […]

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

[United States] Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

Ken Auletta – New Yorker – Friday, 16 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) At the annual City University Journalism School dinner, on Monday, Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the New York Times, was seated with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the paper’s publisher. At the time, I did not give a moment’s thought to why […]

Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry

Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry

Associated Press – Huffington Post – Friday, 02 May 2014 POKHARA, Nepal — When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal’s male-dominated trekking industry 20 years ago, competitors tried to run them out of business. They say men threatened them, harassed them — even filed bogus police reports against them. “The men […]

Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Katie Davies – Moscow Times – 17 April 2014 (originally published 14 Apr) Russia’s first anti-sexual harassment law has been submitted to the State Duma, despite concerns among critics that its terms will be used to deport foreign workers unfairly. The changes will protect the honor and dignity of “the more beautiful, but weaker sex,” said Oleg Nilov, the bill’s author and a […]

Crime against women: [India] Courts act tough in 2013

Crime against women: [India] Courts act tough in 2013

DNA – Wednesday, 01 January 2014 (originally published 30 Dec) With voices for checking sexual offences against women getting louder following the December 16, 2012 gangrape, special fast-track courts here came out with some strong decisions in 2013. Widespread outrage sparked by the gangrape case prompted authorities to set up six fast-track courts at the […]