Equal pay at Wimbledon, Palestine’s speed sisters and other top gender stories of the week

Technology Eye | July. 12, 2017

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. Carrie Lam sworn in as Hong Kong’s first female leader . (New York Times) We-fi: $1 billion pledged for women entrepreneurship initiative . (World Bank) How to spend foreign aid like a feminist . (The Conversation) If you can’t retain women, don’t recruit t hem . (Wired) Squash sexism at work . (World Economic Forum) Potential mentors are mostly white and male. (The Atlantic) Young black girls face ‘adultification’ . (NPR) Half of women who graduate with top MBAs will leave full-time work within 10 years . (Quartz) Start-ups out to save Indian women from the horrors of public toilets . (Quartz) 800 women and girls die every day from maternal causes . (Huffington Post) Cambodian women married without their consent share their horror stories in court . (Quartz) Speed Sisters: Palestine’s all-female racing car team . (Al Jazeera) How women won the fight for equal prize money at Wimbledon . (World Economic Forum)

Chart of the week: The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030. Ending child marriage would have a large positive effect on the educational attainment of girls and their children and increase women’s expected earnings and household welfare. Source: Economic Impacts of Child Marriage .

Quote of the week

Melinda Gates Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation International Center for Research on Women

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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