Women’s News

November 26, 2017

To end violence against women, we must unite!

To end violence against women, we must unite! Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms.
November 14, 2017

Iceland: Tops countries on equal pay

Iceland is a model in many areas, whether environmental or economical. For the 10th consecutive year, the country maintains its first position on equal pay, according to the Global Gender Gap Index published by the World Economic Forum in November 2017. One of the reasons for this top ranking is the recent parity law adopted last March which requires companies to prove by 2020 that women earn the same salary as their counterparts for the same job, otherwise, companies will […]
November 4, 2017

Global Gender Gap 2017

The Global Gender Gap Index ranks 144 countries on the gap between women and men on health, education, economic and political indicators. It aims to understand whether countries are distributing their resources and opportunities equitably between women and men, irrespective of their overall income levels. The report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas: Economic participation and opportunity – salaries, participation and leadership Education – access to basic and higher levels of education Political empowerment – […]
November 1, 2017

Agnes Campbell Macphail

Agnes Campbell Macphail (March 24, 1890 – February 13, 1954) was a Canadian politician who was the first women to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons from 1921 to 1940. From 1943 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1951 she was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
October 17, 2017

Women Situation in Albania

By: Diana Çuli In the last two decades in Albania there has been a lot of progress in the fields of gender equality, women’s rights, social welfare programs, law, research and civil society. These issues are amongst the key national priorities. The ratification of the UN Conventions concerning gender equality, beginning with CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women), as well as the enactments of gender equality, anti-discrimination and anti-domestic violence laws are all evidence of this commitment, and together […]
October 6, 2017

Themes of this year’s Women’s Forum Global meeting

A two-day women’s forum was held in Paris from October 5-6, 2017 entitled: “Engage for impact! Daring to lead in a disrupted world.” This year’s agenda are based on four pillars: I. Embracing our humanity: In a disrupted world, it is the people at the heart of institutions and organizations who will ultimately make them fit for the future. This pillar looks at the relationship between organizations and the people they employ and serve, and how businesses and institutions can embrace their humanity to […]
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