The state of the gender gap in 2016, Wonder Woman at the UN, and other top gender stories
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.
The latest Global Gender Gap Report is out. Where does your country feature ? (World Economic Forum) Leaders of the pack. The 10 countries leading the way in gender parity . (World Economic Forum) The gender calculator. See how long it will take to achieve gender parity where you are . (World Economic Forum) Why managers give women less feedback . (World Economic Forum) What men would do to fix the workplace equality gap . (The Conversation) BHP Billiton’s bold move on gender equality . (Women’s Agenda) Women in unions closer to equal pay . (New York Magazine) STEM diversity in the spotlight at Grace Hopper conference . (CIO.com) Can we make the world’s cities safer for women and girls ? (The Conversation) Syrian girls being pushed into child marriage in refugee camps . (The Conversation) Argentina’s women march against violence . (The Guardian) Indonesia stresses importance of women’s education at Islamic conference . (Jakarta Post) Tougher laws on rape and ‘honour killings’ in Pakistan . (New York Times) Calls to regulate sale of acid in Delhi . (Indian Express) Wonder Woman named UN gender equality ambassador, sparking backlash . (The Independent)
Quote of the week
“When I was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflicts, I came across three myths that we have to correct: that sexual violence in conflicts is inevitable, unspeakable or a lesser crime. This is a dangerous narrative. We must speak up and call it what it is: a crime, a tactic of terror and a weapon of war. And we must fight it.”
Foreign Minister Retno LP Maraud Minister for Foreign Affairs, Indonesia Women, Peace and Security Conference
SOURCE: World Economic Forum