The make-up dividend, gender equality at the UN and other must-read gender stories of the week

Technology Eye | Sept. 07, 2016

Welcome to our weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.

Gender equality in the UN: the final push . ( Huffington Post )

Women-politicians-no-kids in the media . ( The Guardian )

Pregnant women and new mothers forced to leave their jobs . ( BBC )

‘No skirts’ and the twitter backlash . ( Indian Express )

Chinese women control the family finances . ( Shanghaiist )

Office politics: what two trans women see . ( The Atlantic )

Workplace a bit sexist? Feminist fight club hacks . ( The Guardian )

How universities can graduate more women in computer science . ( TechRepublic )

Gender bias in neuroscience conference line-ups . ( New York Times )

Poverty is sexist. These charts show you why . ( World Economic Forum )

Is this the future of gender equality ? ( Yell )

More angry, rebellious women in pop culture , please. ( Quartz )

Housework: men are getting better, women do more . ( New York Magazine )

Wear more make-up, earn more money . ( The Telegraph )

On body image from 25 famous women . ( New York Magazine )

Women produce over half of the food grown around the world. Source: The Food and Agriculture Organization .

Quote of the week

“Only 9% of apps in Europe are created by women. So while women are having their lives changed by this revolution of science and technology, we still have to make sure that we are creating a world where women also excel in the industry.”

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director of UN Women At South Africa Women in Science Awards Gala , August 2016

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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