Interesting working paper covering the situation in France which found that after gender quota in academic hiring committees were imposed in France in 2015 there was a negative impact on women. As the author states ‘the reform signiﬁcantly worsened both the probability of being hired and the ranks of women, with a treatment eﬀect equivalent […]
…according to large-scale research undertaken by Amnesty International and Element AI, a global artificial intelligence software product company. They surveyed millions of tweets mentioning 778 journalists and politicians from the UK and US during 2017. Women of colour were more than 34% likely to receive abuse than white women. The research also looks at the […]
A new teaching resource Endell Street – Women’s Military Hospital Project, focuses on the changing role of women from the 1900s to 1920, with a particular emphasis on women’s contribution to medical professions during World War One. It focuses on primary sources from the Women’s Library. More information on the Women’s Military Hospital is available […]
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 […]
Covering the period 1970-1990. This resource from a women’s collective has a wealth of information. Of particular value are the activism newsletters including Toronto publications; Cayenne Rebel Girls’ Rag International Women’s Day Committee (IWDC) Newsletter. The website also has a wealth of pamphlets and books on social issues including day care, education and work. A […]
Just released, the annual flag ship report from the ILO which has data and supporting essays on trends. The feature this year is the Gender pay gap.
Oxfam have now gathered together reports, news and indicators on all aspects of their work on land rights on a new website. There are thematic subsections on women’s rights, indigenous groups and business and land. It is a good supplement to the FAO Gender and land rights database which has country profiles and general indicators.
This is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. See the official Rutgers university website which has a database of links to full text reports on the topic covering all areas of world as well as campaign resources. Why is it necessary? See these recent reports: National Community Attitudes towards violence against women […]
Today worldwide 327 million fewer women than men have a smartphone and can access the mobile Internet. This report from the OECD considers what can be done. It focuses upon the themes of upskill and innovate to achieve change. Download the full text from the website.
…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 […]