Tag Archives: Gender

Volkswagen and Corporate Racism: What’s Behind It?
By admin May 22, 2020

The Volkswagen racism debacle is not the first and it probably won’t be the last. Corporate racism is an insidious and systemic problem. In the last few years, we’ve seen a number of companies tripping up in the same way – H&M had the infamous “monkey hoodie” scandal. We had the Gucci and Adidas scandals and

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International Women’s Day 2020: Continuing the Fight for Gender Equity
By admin March 8, 2020

Today marks International Women’s Day 2020. It’s worth noting the following facts about Women’s Leadership and and how “women as leaders and decision-makers at all levels are critical to advancing gender justice and gender equality—and to furthering economic, social, and political progress for all.” When women are meaningfully represented and engaged in leadership bodies—such as legislatures,

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Lessons from the pitfalls of MDG 2.
By admin August 7, 2018

In a significant number of developing countries, few children graduate from secondary school, and a majority do not finish primary school. According to UNICEF, 59 million children are missing out on primary school education, 13 million children are not in school because of conflicts in the MENA region, and 22% of primary school age children

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The Cost of Gender Equality
By admin June 20, 2018

By 2025, women could add an additional 26%, to the global annual GDP if they participated in the economy at the same level as men, as reported by McKinsey Global Institute. According to the UNDP, gender disparity is seen in every country and many women face unequal treatment at their workplace as compared to men.

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The Future is Accessible
By admin March 8, 2018

Source: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/08/disabled-people-metoo-womens-movement-inclusion-diversity). A year after “A Day Without a Woman,” which saw women across the United States boycotting paid and unpaid labor to highlight the impact of women on society, people around the world responded to the call for a global women’s strike on International Women’s Day (IWD). The IWD organizers cite the

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP COMPLETES UNITED NATIONS PROJECT ACROSS SOUTH ASIA (AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, INDIA, MALDIVES, NEPAL, PAKISTAN AND SRI LANKA)
By admin June 12, 2017

Firm Finalizes Evaluation of UNICEF’S Implementation of the Gender Action Plan (2014-17) and Gender Capacity Needs in South Asia To enhance the implementation of the UNICEF Gender Action Plan (GAP) and reinforce multi-sectoral synergies on gender programming, The Bassiouni Group (TBG) managed a robust evaluation, the first of its kind in the region, to provide

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