Pioneered by the OECD in 2009, this index has been updated for 2019 It covers 180 nations providing profiles and cross-country rankings classifying countries according to their level of discrimination in social institutions. Key themes are: family (child marriage/ divorce/ inheritance) physical integrity (violence/ reproductive rights/ Female genital mutilation) financial resources (access to land/ financial […]
…according to the 2018 report of the Hampton-Alexander review into increasing the number of women in senior positions in FTSE 350 companies. Progress has been made but still a lot remains to be done to achieve the target. Also released this week Inclusive Tech report which revealed women make up just 12.6% of board members and 16.6% of senior […]
BFI has released recently some documentaries free via BFI Player which reveal why it is necessary to fight for BME rights. This punk-infused 1978 documentary by the Newsreel Collective invited young working class Londoners to discuss their experiences of racism. First and second generation Black and Asian immigrants, as well as ex-National Front members, paint […]
According to the latest report released this week by the Treasury Committee, there is. It revealed a “pyramid” model at financial firms, where the proportion of women to men dwindles as pay rates and seniority increase. Download the full report from the website.
Top 100 influential people for 2018 New from Apolitical: their list of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world. Drawing on nominations from dozens of gender equality experts and leading organisations in the field it aims to celebrate influential men and women working to achieve equality. Why are women not appointed […]
Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. This year the theme is Press for Progress. See also this YouTube video on Gender Equality
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 […]