Why women don’t speak up on Zoom calls – and why that’s a problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Women are systematically seen as less authoritative, study shows. Gender biases still shape the rules of social engagement. Changing the environment in the room – rather than changing women’s behaviour – should be […]

Unequal burden: how the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to women’s workloads

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 COVID-19 restrictions mean both men and women spend longer doing jobs around the home. Women have seen a larger increase in unpaid work than men. Evidence shows that COVID-19 is reinforcing traditional […]

Medical education and violence against women: a gap in women’s rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Carolina Sawadi Guizilini and Ms. Maria Victória Lima Waquim, two medical students at Unicesumar, Brazil . 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 […]

Medical students and their ability to edify women’s rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luísa Eugênio Farias, 22 years old, a first year medical student at UNICESUMAR, located in Maringá, Brazil. She is 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 writer and […]

Writing a new story in gender inequalities: women gaining space and respect in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Danielle Correia Furtado and Fernanda Clara da Silva, two second year medical students at Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) in Mossoró, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

Women Win in the West

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Christopher Maatouk, an American/Lebanese medical student at the Lebanese University. He is 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

The role of medical students in closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bhanavath Bhanu, a 2nd year medical student from Bhaskar Medical College from India. She is 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights : the role of medical students.

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anushree Burade, a fourth year medical student from MSAI India, studying at ESIC Medical College, Bangalore, India. She is 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 writer and […]

Role of Medical Student in accelerating Women’s Right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Annu Bubna, a 22 years old, 7th Semester Medical Student of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, India. She is 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 writer and […]

Stop violence against women: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice-President, Josep Borrell, issued the following statement: “Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights, and has no place in the […]

It’s 100 years since US women got the right to vote, but how has gender equality changed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content This year marks the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote. But data from the Global Gender Report shows there’s still a long way to go to reach gender parity […]

5 ways urban transport could step up a gear for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lieke Ypma, Innovation strategist & Frieda Bellmann, Strategic designer & Diana Polack, City designer, City of Berlin Women’s mobility is more multi-modal and intermodal than men’s. • Understanding these patterns can lead to new ideas and new markets. […]

Just 24% of news sources are women. Here’s why that’s a problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Macharia, Programme Manager, The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) & Marcus Burke, Research Analyst – Media, Entertainment and Culture, World Economic Forum In 2015, research suggests just 24% of news sources (people seen, heard or read […]

More women than ever are working in Hollywood, but men still dominate key roles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Women are making slow but steady progress towards equality in the movies. New research says two-fifths of films in 2019 had female protagonists – a record high. But much more needs to […]

5 ways to break down the barriers for women to access leadership roles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Becky Frankiewicz, President, North America, ManpowerGroup More awareness and conversation on gender is surely a good thing, but is this “noise” masking a lack of real action and progress? Attracting and developing more women in leadership roles requires […]

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 […]

Africa’s shrinking lake shows the impact of climate change on women and indigenous people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, In 50 years Lake Chad has shrunk to 10th its size; climate change a factor Lake vital for indigenous communities in one of the world’s poorest countries Locals use ancestral knowledge to overcome problems […]

There are 3 barriers blocking good menstrual hygiene for all women. Here’s how we overcome them

  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 More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, often because they lack access to menstrual health products and receive little or no education about menstruation before […]

The punishment gap: how workplace mistakes hurt women and minorities most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhishek Parajuli We all make mistakes. But do we all pay the same price for them? Or are some of us hurt more than others? Research points to a disturbing answer: women and minorities are often punished more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women must have an equal share in politics, say MEPs and national MPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Less than three months before the European Elections, the Gender Equality Committee held an inter-parliamentary meeting on women’s power in politics on Thursday. One day ahead of International Women’s Day, Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee members debated with more than 20 national MPs […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

The role of employers in the post #MeToo era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer, Salesforce Looking back on 2018, it was a year of progress for women, as well as setbacks. Women around the world stood together in the unprecedented #MeToo movement, shining a spotlight on […]

We have to fight for a fairer tech industry for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gillian Tans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Booking.com The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2019 reveals that we have closed 68% of the gender gap worldwide. The survey predicts that it will take 108 years to achieve […]

Three ways to improve your corporate culture in the #MeToo era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barri Rafferty, Partner, President and CEO, Ketchum In the United States, 81% of women and 43% of men said they had experienced sexual harassment or assault, according to a recent national study. These numbers are higher than past research […]

Do men and women really have different leadership styles?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksandra Gadzala, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; CEO, Magpie Advisory In many ways, 2018 has been a monumental year for women’s political leadership around the world. In the United States, women played a bigger role in the […]

To hope or doubt? The state of women’s progress in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders I often invoke the words of United States abolitionist Frederick Douglass when asked about the state of women’s progress globally: “there is no progress without struggle”. More than 110 diverse women, […]

These 4 Nordic countries hold the secret to gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Nordic countries lead the world at closing the gender gap and, in recent years, have taken root at the top of the global rankings. But why are these nations so far ahead of others? […]

Hiring more female leaders is good for profits. Here’s the evidence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer What’s the economic benefit of diversity? While the moral and societal benefits of widening participation in the workplace are widely accepted, accurately quantifying its effect on the bottom line is a relatively new phenomenon. Now, […]