The United Nations has launched a new Gender Parity and Equality website where visitors can find information and data on representation of women in the UN system gender representation in the Secretariat, the priorities and structure of the strategy, the gender parity legal framework, including the United Nations Charter, General Assembly resolutions, Secretary-General’s bulletins, and Secretary-General’s administrative instructions. […]
Equality in higher education: statistical report 2017 from the Equality Challenge Unit The website of this organisation also has an excellent Athena Swan database of case studies on encouraging good practice in promoting gender and LGBT equality in higher education.
Equal pay day 2017 is the 10th November. This is the date after which effectively pay becomes unequal with men earning more than women. See more about the campaign on the Fawcett society website The society has also published some interesting report on the gender pay gap by ethnicity. Test your knowledge on the Gender […]
This week a ground breaking site was launched by the UK government which provides facts and figures on race and ethnicity in the UK. It includes population data as well as examinations of differing life experiences and conditions. Topics covered include education, health, housing, culture and employment. The accompanying race audit shows alarming gaps in […]
‘Social mobility policies have made little Impact’ according to the latest Social Mobility Commission report which assesses 20 years of government policy. It includes sections on early years, school age children, young people and the entry into the work force.
The Athena Survey of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) 2016 report assessed the current experiences, expectations and perceptions of gender equality in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) academia using criteria relating to perceptions of gender equality, recruitment, job and career, caring responsibilities, training and leadership. It found that female STEMM staff were more […]
On 15th March 2017, the Broadband Commission Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide launched its final report Recommendations for action: bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use. This has some focuses specifically on the Internet as a means to increase women’s empowerment. It also includes a useful bibliography of links […]
For details on the Global Gender Pay gap see the recent United Nations Stop the Robbery campaign which has been launched on social media It is supporting the http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13th – 24th March, 2017, […]
Across OECD nations at current rates of progress according to the latest PWC Women in work report. It estimates that closing the gap could increase total female earnings by US$2 trillion. The report reviews progress made and ranks OECD nations. The UK is currently listed as 13th in 2015. At the top of the ranking are Iceland, […]
The latest report from the Resolution Foundation notes a reduction for women in their 20s but notes that over the career lifespan this widens. Find out the average gender pay gap for your job using the latest handy tool form the office of National Statistics. The average is 18.1% if you work in a library […]