Latest Afrobarometer finding on opinion polls conducted in 34 African nations 2016-18. It also covers attitudes towards household decision making. Download the facts and methodology from the website. Assests include mobile phones, computers, bank accounts, transport and TVs.
An educational site developed by developed by Dr Sundari Anitha from the University of Lincoln and Professor Ruth Pearson from the University of Leeds in 2013 but worth rediscovering. It covers migration, women and work, workers’ rights, and the story of South Asian women workers during the Grunwick and Gate Gourmet industrial disputes in processing plants in the […]
This week the first prosecutions were made against adverts considered sexist by the new ASA code on gender stereotyping. See which adverts were penalised in this press report from the Guardian The Advertising Standards Authority website has the full text of the code and guidelines. Responses to the guidelines include: the Fawcett society which feels that […]
Interesting research from IFS looking at early career rewards from obtaining a degree. It focuses upon overall average impact of attending HE on earnings at age 29, taking into account previous characteristics pre-university. Interestingly women often earn more in the first few years than men but later in life they fall behind due to career breaks.
IFES release reports about violence against women in elections. Their website now includes a section which documents efforts to measure and combat this. It includes coverage of the IFES-led VAWE Online sentiment analysis tool which captures direct threats and abusive and violent comment surrounding women’s political participation. It analyses big data content from social media.
Girls ‘banned from using mobile phones’ in many nations Shocking findings from a global survey released on the International Day of the Girl. The survey by Girl Effect and the Vodafone Foundation surveyed the experiences of more than 3,000 adolescent girls and boys from 25 countries examining access and usage of mobile phones. In some […]
12th August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. To commemorate it here are several resources. End of childhood The Save the Children report, Stolen Childhoods. The report has found that in 2017 1.2 billion childhoods were threatened by conflict, poverty and gender discrimination. Political participation/Engagement UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs […]
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The deadline for employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap has now passed. The regulations and enforcement procedures are on the Equality and Human Rights Commission There is also UK Government advice with examples of reports from the UK government website The Guardian reviewed the preliminary results as a symptom of deep prejudice. They […]
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/08/carrie-gracie-letter-in-full The BBC’s China editor resigned this week over pay inequality. Her open letter to licence payers can be viewed via The Guardian.
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The release of the BBC annual report which disclosed the salaries of the highest wage earners provoked a discussion about Gender pay disparity. and an open letter from female staff to the BBC. What is the gender pay gap for your job? Use the interactive tool offered by the Office for National Statistics to explore […]