Monthly Archives: November 2010

Top-job gender equality: Germany left behind

Women are a rarity in top-level positions in Germany. That’s according to a new international study that puts Germany in last place, alongside with India, for the proportion of women in executive-level jobs in top companies. The data shows that … Continue reading

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Gender bias in Aids spread

Young South African women are three times more likely to be infected with HIV than men of a similar age.  One of the main barriers to significantly reducing new HIV infections and Aids deaths in sub-Saharan Africa is the negative … Continue reading

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Is marriage obsolete in modern societies?

A survey showed recently that more Americans believe that marriage is optional and may soon become obsolete. The Pew Research Center, along with Time magazine, surveyed 2,691 adults to determine how their attitude towards relationships has changed, according to USA … Continue reading

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Recession to blame for women having fewer kids?

New figures release that Germany continues to shrink fast. Fertility rates in Europe’s biggest economy have plummeted to a historic low. The number of births declined to 665.126 in 2009, the lowest level since 1945. However, Germany is no isolated … Continue reading

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International Men’s Day!

This year’s International Men’s Day is on November 19! International Men’s Day began on November 19th 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago and was supported by the United Nations.  Objectives of International Men’s Day include a focus on men’s and boy’s … Continue reading

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G20 Seoul Summit: Neglecting Gender ?

Civil society organizations and labour unions from around the world say they are “deeply concerned about the government’s emphasis on ‘economic growth-oriented development’ as it does not incorporate the values of democracy, human rights, ecological sustainability and gender equality.” In … Continue reading

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US women preceive progress in gender equality at work as slow

Gender inequality remains a considerable problem in the United States, both inside and outside of the workplace, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll.  The poll, conducted among 2,412 adults, was designed to measure general attitudes and beliefs of American … Continue reading

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How about gender equity in employment in developing countries?

Over the last three decades, women increasingly managed to join the labour force, though overall participation rates are still significantly higher for men (ILO, 2010). However, female labour market participation rates are likely to decline in poor countries that undergo … Continue reading

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UK budget cuts hit women more than men

According to research by the House of Commons library, measures announced in the comprehensive spending review in the UK will hit women twice as hard as men. Yvette Cooper, the shadow foreign secretary and shadow minister for equalities, says that … Continue reading

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Gender Gap Index: Gender equality much higher in Germany than in France!?

The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index ranks Germany on place 13 and France only on place 46 out of 134 countries, suggesting that gender equality is by far more advanced in Germany than in France.  A closer look at … Continue reading

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