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Gender Gap Index 2013: Increased Political Participation Helps Narrow Global Gender Gap

The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly in 2013 on the back of definite if not universal improvements in economic equality and political participation between the sexes, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2013. The eighth annual … Continue reading

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Global Gender Gap Report 2012 – fragile progress for women’s political empowerment

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. The 2012 version finds that the majority of countries have made only a slow progress on closing gender gaps. Most highly developed countries score well … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2012: Time for quotas!

The International Women’s Day on March 8 traditionally celebrates women’s economic, political and social achievements. On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2012, time is ripe to ask why gender gaps persist in many fields. Gender quotas in business and … Continue reading

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Gender equality ranking – clear winners and losers?

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report measures gender inequality in various nations by focusing on the gaps between men and women in the economic, political, educational and health spheres. Four critical areas of gender inequality are considered, which … Continue reading

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Davos: African economies essentially rely on women

Guinea’s president Alpha Condé, who came to this year’s World Economic Forum at Davos before participating at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, discusses the crisis of capitalism and new business models for Africa. He sees giving women better … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum in Davos: Where have all the women gone?

A glance at the annual meeting at Davos confirms:  The World Economic Forum is still largely male dominated. Research shows that investing in women is good for business and gender diversity is a key element for success of companies. However, … Continue reading

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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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