Getting more women into tech, lessons on equal pay and why Indonesian men are wearing mini-skirts

Technology Eye | Nov. 09, 2016

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Business strategies for gender parity Source: Global Gender Gap Report, 2016 , World Economic Forum

Quote of the week ”The effects of a female-dominated parliament can be seen in legislation. Women now have the right to own land, property and to keep hold of their assets when they decide to marry. Inheritance laws have been changed so that property is equally split between children, regardless of gender. Rape has been included in the genocide statute. The serious problem of gender-based violence has been tackled from every direction, including through legal reforms, police education, the creation of a free hotline for victims and heavy sentences for perpetrators. Every police station in Rwanda now has a dedicated “desk” to take reports of violence against women, as does the national army. It is no coincidence that in 2012, a poll by Gallup showed that Rwanda is now considered by its residents to be the safest place for women to live in Africa.”

Donatille Mukabalisa The Hon Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rwanda Parliament "Rebuilding Rwanda, how women are leading the way" , Huffington Post , March 2014

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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