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Gender equality is sliding globally

The world is facing an acute misuse of talent by not acting faster to tackle gender inequality, which could put economic growth at risk and deprive economies of the opportunity to develop, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016, which is published today. The report is an annual benchmarking exercise that

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Gender, News, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gender equality is sliding globally

Wake up: Wife Beating an International Epidemic

The WHO (World Health Organisation) just published research on domestic violence. Almost 40% of all women killed worldwide were killed by an intimate partner. A lover! A husband! Nearly 600million women live in countries where domestic violence is not even a crime!  It's time to name the problem for what it is. It is not about women, it

By |July 3rd, 2013|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wake up: Wife Beating an International Epidemic

Women, not men think more women are needed at top

Ninety percent of the women surveyed said, yes, there is a need for companies to increase the number of women in senior management. But only 42 percent of the men surveyed agreed! http://www.conferenceboard.ca/press/newsrelease/13-05-15/he_says_she_says_gender_gap_persists_in_attitudes_toward_women_s_advancement_in_the_workplace.aspx

By |June 6th, 2013|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, News, Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Women, not men think more women are needed at top

We need to listen when Human Rights Watch find RCMP abusing women

Bewteen 1969 and 2006 about 40 women (low estimate) have been murderd or disappeared on three northern BC highways.  Given the low population in these communities it seems very odd that the police (RCMP) have not found a culprit. Not one. So its no surprise when last week Human Rights Watch - an international organisation - wrote a report suggesting

By |February 26th, 2013|Categories: Gender, Lawyers, News, Social Justice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on We need to listen when Human Rights Watch find RCMP abusing women

Sadly Canada ranks 46 for gender equity in parliament

Here is a recent posting from SLAW: The Library of Parliament has released two background papers respecting parliaments and gender: Gender-Sensitive Parliaments: 1. Advancements in the Workplace [PDF] and Gender-Sensitive Parliaments: 2. The Work of Legislators [PDF]. The papers adopt the Inter-Parliamentary Union (ITU) understanding of a gender-sensitive parliament as: a parliament that responds to

By |October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sadly Canada ranks 46 for gender equity in parliament