Womenomics, maternity leave, the feminist Olympics, and other must-read gender stories of the week
Welcome to our weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics – from the World Economic Forum.
Amount US women make compared to men has risen by two cents in last decade . ( New York Magazine ) Discrimination against women on taking maternity leave rises 60% . ( The Guardian ) Median IT wage is $10,000 higher for men than women . ( CIO ) Japan may end a tax break that encourages women to work less . ( Bloomberg ) Brazil has seen a regression in its policies towards women . ( Al Jazeera ) Decoupling money and masculinity has health benefits for men and women . ( The Atlantic ) Womenomics of entrepreneurship . ( The Huffington Post ) The best cities in which to be a female entrepreneur . ( World Economic Forum )
Indonesian womanpreneurs: struggle to success . ( The Huffington Post ) Gap between US and Canadian working women keeps growing . ( Bloomberg ) The Colombian peace agreement has emphasis on the lives of women . ( The Washington Post ) Two Irish women live-tweet their trip to the UK for an abortion . ( New York Magazine ) The Indian women who escaped sexual slavery and became entrepreneurs . ( BBC ) More women now dying in childbirth, but only in America . ( Vox ) Exercise, elite performance and women's periods . ( Vox ) Is this the most feminist Olympics ever ? ( CNN )
SOURCE: World Economic Forum