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, […]
Research project from the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. It has been curating 365 responses to what it means to be a’ dangerous woman’ between International Women’s Day 2016-2017. Read (under News) contributions from biographers, scholars and more covering arts, literature and politics. See this example on Not Just a housewife […]
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 […]
The theme this year is be bold for change. The Women’s Library Digital Collections has the full text of Mary Wollstonecraft- A vindication of the rights of woman 1798 Virginia Woolf – A room of one’s own The LSE Archives has materials relating to suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. View an online exhibition of her writings, […]
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, […]
A new framework of guidelines as been issued by IFES which will help officials monitor, assess and respond to gender violence during elections. Other useful international organisations examining women and political participations include the IPU they have up to date figures on women’s parliamentary representation worldwide. They also maintain a free bibliographic database where you […]
Censorship and Attacks on Artistic Freedom in 2016. The annual report b y Freemuse based on 78 countries recorded 1,028 attacks on artists and violations of their rights in 2016. It includes coverage of music, visual arts and performance. There is data on suppression of LGBT and women’s art. Censorship by state and non state […]
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.
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 […]
Two major annual reports released recently. African Human Development report 2016 focuses upon women’s empowerment. The Arab Human Development report focuses upon Youth. Keep up to date with recent publications by checking the magnificent ELDIS website .