Parliament to hold its second European Gender Equality Week

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP committees and delegations will hold a series of discussions and public hearings on topics related to gender equality. Following the success of the edition, launched by the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee in October 2020, the European Parliament will hold a second […]

Understanding gender equality surrounding leadership positions in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vinícius de Oliveira Viana Soares, a 4th year medical student at UniBH, Brazil. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Women in medicine: the right to gender equality

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Carolina Calandrine Duarte, a 3rd year medical student at the Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos -UNICEPLAC in Brasília, Brazil. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

A fight for equality: the female fight

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amália Brandão Piovesan and Ms. Natália Cariello Brotas Corrêa, two medical students at at UVV – Vila Velha University, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Gender equality, sustainability and social justice: A roadmap for recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Turquet, Policy Advisor and Deputy Chief of Research and Data, UN Women The pandemic has exacerbated gender inequalities, left women more vulnerable to jobs losses and increased their unpaid care work. According to UN Women’s projections 47 […]

Gender equality: Parliament strives to be frontrunner among EU Institutions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament leadership adopts roadmap to achieve gender equality in political processes and its administration. 50% women in middle and senior manager positions and 40% women in top manager positions in the administration. These are the targets the European Parliament’s Bureau, comprising the President, Vice-Presidents […]

Three experts on why eradicating plastic pollution will help achieve gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva Women fight on the frontlines against plastic pollution. The transition to a circular economy for plastics – and the shift to a […]

4 ways the private sector can push for gender equality post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathleen Sherwin, Interim President/CEO, Women Deliver & Divya Mathew, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, Women Deliver • The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women’s economic participation. • Gender equality cannot be achieved without support from the […]

Japan’s mental health crisis shows we need to fight harder for gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nobuko Kobayashi, Asia-Pacific Strategy Execution Leader, EY • The pandemic has caused the Japanese suicide rate to rise faster for women than men. • The economic crisis has fallen disproportionately on women, something compounded by the unpaid care […]

5 ways for businesses to walk the talk on gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Bravery, Partner and Head of Advisory Solutions & Insights, Mercer It’s time to take action on collective responsibility for gender equity via openness to digital ways of working and opportunities that arise from flexible work arrangements. A […]

International Women’s Day 2021: COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge for gender equality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Commission published its 2021 report on gender equality in the EU, that shows the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women. The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities between women and men in almost all areas of life, […]

Still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in all EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Press Statement by EP Vice-President Dimitrios Papadimoulis and Women’s Rights Committee Chair Evelyn Regner after the publication of the 2020 Gender Equality Index. In the context of the first European Gender Equality Week, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) released its 2020 Gender […]

All for equality – 2020 is a pivotal year for Gender Equality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On International Women’s Day, the European Parliament celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). For this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March, the European Parliament is marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration […]

All for equality – 2020 is a pivotal year for Gender Equality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On International Women’s Day, the European Parliament celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). For this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March, the European Parliament is marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration […]

A woman would have to be born in the year 2255 to get equal pay at work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content While the overall gender gap has narrowed, the latest figures show the economic gender gap has widened. It will be 257 years before men and women have pay equality. The report finds […]

Parental leave: why we can’t wait a century for equal rights for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milos Maricic, Founder, Altruist League In July, I quit my job to accompany my wife through the final stages of her potentially complicated pregnancy. Our daughter was born in October; thankfully, she’s healthy and happy. Don’t admire my […]

Here’s how the EU is doing on gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Europe is going to have to wait a long time before there are as many women as men in the corridors of power. The European Institute for Gender Equality has released its Gender Equality Index […]

Why women aren’t allowed to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Formative Content The glass ceiling is a well-known concept. Talented women prevented from advancing in the workplace by obstacles including a gender pay gap, a lack of support for working mothers, and outright sexism. But in some […]

Pride in practice: Equality in access to health services for the LGBT community in a third-world country

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mabel Guerrero and Ms. Claudia Suero, two second-year medical students at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and […]

South Africa’s cabinet is now 50% women for the first time ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content For the first time in South Africa’s history, women now make up half of the government’s cabinet, following changes implemented by recently-elected president Cyril Ramaphosa. One of the women appointed to a ministerial position […]

Gender equality within junior enterprises: the effect of President’s gender

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Maxime Delatte, the Executive Vice President of Solvay Consulting Club (SCC). The opinions discussed in this article belong to the writer. Nowadays, gender equality is all over the news. Legally, culturally and organisationally, it is shaping today’s world. However, several factors are playing a pivotal […]

How ‘savings circles’ empower women in rural Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content In a rural community in the small African country of Burundi, 16 women squeeze on to narrow wooden benches, arranged in a rugged circle under the shadow of banana trees. One woman’s […]

This is what the gender pay gap looks like in eight countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s good and bad news for working women across the globe: the gender pay gap is narrowing, but it still persists. That’s according to the Gender Pay Gap 2019 report from job and […]

This app uses augmented reality to rewrite ‘herstory’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content History is written by the victors. It’s also written largely by men. In 2015, a study of 614 popular history books that were published in the United States found that more than three-quarters […]

Progress on gender equality is too slow, says OECD on International Women’s Day

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Governments around the world are paying more attention to gender equality but progress is too slow and uneven, and much remains to be done to increase women’s rights, opportunities and participation in public life and senior jobs, according to the OECD.   Despite gender equality reforms […]

International Women’s Day 2019: more equality, but change is too slow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Commission has published its 2019 report on equality between women and men in the EU. The good news is that Europe is making progress; however, we must speed up change. The Juncker Commission has […]

Gender parity can boost economic growth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley From the #MeToo movement to policy initiatives aimed at uncovering gender gaps in the economy and reducing gender pay inequality, the global […]

It’s time to fulfil the promises made to women 25 years ago

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund International Women’s Day 2019 coincides with the 25th anniversary of a revolution that is unfinished – a revolution that symbolises not only all the aspirations of Women’s Day year after […]

How to beat gender stereotypes: learn, speak up and react

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ina Toegel, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change, IMD Business School & Maude Lavanchy, Research associate, IMD Business School “Life is not fair; get used to it.” The famous first rule of Bill Gates’s “11 rules you will never […]

Why #Wherearethewomen? is an $11 trillion question

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: LeAnna Roaf, Intern, World Economic Forum & Maha Eltobgy, Head of Future of LT Investing, Infrastructure and Development, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Natalya Guseva, Head of Investors Cluster, Engagement Management, World Economic Forum Can […]

International Women’s Day: Where does she belong?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Kay, Global Vice-Chair, Industry, EY “She belongs…” How would you complete this sentence? To celebrate International Women’s Day, EY is using the hashtag #SheBelongs. Here’s three things that came to mind for me: She belongs in the classroom […]

Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the […]