Monthly Archives: December 2010

Family planning in China: future of gender equity unwritten

Even though China sticks to its’ national family planning policy, the country recently promised to improve its’ policies in aspects like reproduction, migration and gender equality to achieve a more balanced and sustainable population development. Under the “one child policy” … Continue reading

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Violence against women: increasing awareness

The promotion of gender equality is an important part in the prevention of violence against women according to the World Health Organisation. However, violence against women’s programmes must engage males and females. Evidence show that schemes that empower women without … Continue reading

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World Bank: more action on gender inequality needed

The World Bank is calling on governments to address gender inequality as part of their socio-economic policies. The bank’s director of poverty reduction and economic management, Ana Revenga, told a seminar in Bangkok recently that there had been major improvements … Continue reading

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Fairness in Families Index to measure “family friendly policies”

Here is another gender index! And the country ranking varies again largely when comparing this index to other gender indices! Only the Nordic countries always seem on top…. The Fairness in Families Index is produced by the Fatherhood institute in … Continue reading

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New stats for Europe: Family responsibilities still push women out of the labour market

Nearly one woman in five aged 25-54 outside the labour market in Europe In the EU27 in 2009, the inactivity rate of women aged between 25 and 54 years was 22.1%, compared with 8.2% formen. Among the Member States, the … Continue reading

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