Women in work: how companies in Chile reduced wage inequalities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. New data released in the Global Gender Gap Report shows strong results from three years of public-private collaboration to further close the economic gender gap in Chile. The impact. The World Economic Forum Gender Gap Accelerator programme has significantly […]

International Women’s Day: an ambitious future for women after COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and national parliamentarians will discuss the post-pandemic future for Europe’s women at an inter-parliamentary committee meeting on Thursday morning. WHEN? Thursday 3 March, from 09.00 to 12.00 CET. WHERE? European Parliament in Brussels, SPAAK building, room 1A2 and remotely. The annual inter-parliamentary committee […]

Why we must protect women and girls from violent practices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead, Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum Female genital mutilation, also known as cutting, affects at least 200 million girls and is practiced in 31 countries. The practice reflects gender based violence and gender discrimination […]

Gender gap at education level is shrinking, but women are still under-represented in research and innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The number of female students and graduates at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels has grown steadily over the last years. However, women are still under-represented in research and innovation careers. These are some of the key findings of the European Commission’s She Figures 2021 […]

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 the High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell, issued the following statement: “Violence against women and girls is a pervasive human rights violation. In Europe, one woman […]

Women are burning out doing invisible ‘office housework’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Women say extra evening, weekend and vacation hours spent supporting colleagues is ignored. Burnout is increasing, finds the Women in the Workplace 2021 report. Employers say they hugely value this wellbeing and […]

The legitimation of women in the history of medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Suzana Pereira, a medical student in Brasilia, Brazil. She 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 IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Women in leadership: closing the gender gap in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Monika Hejnowicz, a fifth-year medical student in Poland, at Wroclaw Medical University. She 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Women and leadership in Medicine: overcoming many barriers

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebeca Feitosa Dória Alves and Marianna Rodrigues Marques Dourado, two medical students in the third year of the course at Tirantes University, in Sergipe / Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Women and Medicine: A Late Story

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Leticia Lourenço Botelho, a Brazilian medical student of the Valença School of Medicine, in Rio de Janeiro. She 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 […]

The International Women’s Day 2031

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Joana Duarte, a 2nd year Medical student from the University of Minho, Portugal. She 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 IFMSA’s […]

Destigmatizing women in surgery, one inspiration at a time

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ikshwaki Kaushik, a final year medical student (intern) in one of the leading universities of Georgia. She 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 […]

Women that inspire women

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriella Caroline Andrioni, a twenty-year-old woman and a third-year medical student at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), in the interior of Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

The historical performance of women in human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Eulália Santos Gomes, 23 years old, a 3rd-year medical student of the University Center of Valença in Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Beyond representation: appreciation and recognition of women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Grace Ellen Pereira Costa, a first-year medical student at the Federal University of Pará, Altamira campus – Brazil. She 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 […]

Against the tide: women’s journey in health

   This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Brenda Klitzke Cardoso dos Santos and Ms. Lívia Padovam Loni, two first-year medical student in The Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

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 […]

Female representation is a weapon against patriarchal prejudice

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ádrya Natálya Chaves Ribeiro da Silva and Letycia Fernandes de Godoy are second year medical students currently studying at the Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos in Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

COVID-19 has devastated India’s self-employed women. Here’s how to support them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson, SEWA Cooperative Federation, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Self-employed women in India have been facing the brunt of the pandemic. The informal sector plays a pivotal role in the Indian economy – accounting for 55% of […]

World leaders must put women at centre of COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Undersecretary-General and Executive Director, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the economic gender divide around the world. As G7 leaders meet this week, they […]

Destigmatizing women in surgery, one inspiration at a time

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ikshwaki Kaushik, a final year medical student (intern) in one of the leading universities of Georgia. She 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 writers and do […]

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 […]

Why women have an essential role in biodiversity conservation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Razan Al Mubarak, Managing Director, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) The world is suffering a biodiversity crisis – approximately 10,000 species are lost to extinction every year. Women in indigenous communities are uniquely positioned to take action on […]

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Medical Students Association of Portugal,. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Panama’s fight for a delayed right: women’s economic independence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content • Panamanian women, like women around the world, have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. • Panama was one of the first countries to partner with the Equal Pay International Coalition. […]

Mobile creches are transforming the lives of women and children in Africa

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 Lack of childcare is one of the biggest obstacles to women’s participation in employment. Now an innovative scheme in Burkina Faso is offering mobile creches, so that mothers can work while their […]

Gender inequities in the medical field: an urgent issue

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María Teresa Ferri, a third-year medical student from Ecuador. 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 IFMSA’s view on the […]

4 ‘big bets’ to close the post-pandemic gender gap

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 COVID-19 has caused the gender gap to widen dramatically. But if countries take four ‘big bets’ there is a way to start closing the gap again. We need all nations to take […]

5 inspirational women with important lessons for success in business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum For International Women’s Day, we asked World Economic Forum Managing Director Sarita Nayyar to share the lessons she learned from some of the women who have inspired her throughout her career. […]

Breaking the glass vial: Women at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susan Brown, Director, Public Policy Engagement, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance & Roopa Dhatt, Founder , Women in Global Health. Leaders in global health have been working on COVAX – a global initiative to ensure the fair distribution of […]

Human trafficking: stronger measures to protect women, children and migrants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The use of sexual services provided by trafficking victims must be criminalised and harder measures to tackle its proliferation are needed, Parliament says. In a report adopted with 571 votes in favour, 61 against and 59 abstentions, Parliament assesses the 2011 EU Anti-trafficking Directive […]

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 […]