[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 […]

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 […]

In Taking Jobs, Women Take On a Saudi Taboo

In Taking Jobs, Women Take On a Saudi Taboo

Ben Hubbard – New York Times – Thursday, 05 December 2013 (originally published 02 Dec) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The bearded religious police officers were not the ones who chastised the princess running the Harvey Nichols department store here when she decided to enhance the upscale shopping atmosphere with some instrumental lute music. Instead, the […]

No more unskilled: [India] Tribal women pick up the trowel

No more unskilled: [India] Tribal women pick up the trowel

Bhavesh Shah – DNA – Thursday, 25 July 2013 (originally published 22 Jul) The next time you see a woman instructing labourers at a construction site or giving ideas about the basic layout of a home, don’t be surprised. Supported by the state government, corporate houses and NGOs are training women in tribal belts of […]

[US] Women gain ground in jobs race

[US] Women gain ground in jobs race

Paul Davidson – USA Today – Thursday, 13 June 2013 (originally published 09 Jun) Women are catching up with men in the race for jobs. After trailing men through most of the jobs recovery since 2010, women this year are keeping pace and their unemployment rate has fallen far more rapidly. “We have seen the […]

The Poetry of [US] Women’s Work

The Poetry of [US] Women’s Work

Dr. Peggy Drexler – Huffington Post – Tuesday, 16 April 2013 (originally published 10 Apr) I’ve never liked the term “working mother.” To me, it implies that I’m some kind of subcategory, and not a full member of the club. The label also combines a bit of praise for a superhuman effort with a whiff […]

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