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 […]
… for employers with 250 or more staff. To find out about the new system see the UK government website and read the legislation. Alternatively see the video announcement via Tweet from Justine Greening Other resources on this subject: Acas guide The Fawcett Society see it as a great opportunity. But highlight issues. The Guardian commented that this […]
2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day. Find information on the United Nations website this includes the official resolution and details of this year’s observation when legal capacity of persons with autism will be discussed. Why it is important? Because According to the National Autistic Society around Around 700,000 people may be autistic. Aside from the […]
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, […]
A great new tool for Public Health England which uses official data to explore the social and economic and environmental factors which impact on the health of the English population. It measures on 7 domains: the natural and built environment, work and the labour market, vulnerability, income, crime, education the set of Marmot indicators (developed […]
Great economic evidence in favour of Gender equality was published in this recent report from the EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) which quoted the data that on average improved gender equality in EU nations would to lead to an increase in GDP of about 12% by 2050. This is supported by the World Economic Forum […]
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, […]
20th February was World Social Justice day the 2017 Theme was “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work A key document is the adoption in 2008 by the ILO of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization
The UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science was celebrated on 11 February. This aims to increase awareness of the crucial role women and girls play in science and to ensure gender equality. For more information on gender gaps in science read these useful articles from the Conversation blog.
Which university graduates are favoured by employers? See the 2016 ranking of 150 institutions from the Times Higher. It includes definitions of what employers want when they are recruiting in terms of knowledge and experience. Methodology is described on the website.