Obstacles still exist for women in science, but this young researcher is breaking the mould

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Dr Kaitlyn Sadtler is an immunologist and bioengineer at the National Institutes of Health, just outside of Washington, D.C., in the US. […]

How female-led start-ups can transform Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime Women make up 58% of Africa’s self-employed population and contribute around 13% of the continent’s GDP. Until gender parity is improved throughout the African continent, female entrepreneurs will remain under-earning compared with their male counterparts. Governments […]

Women are leading the restoration of the world’s second largest tropical rainforest – here’s how

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 Around 500 women are helping to protect and restore rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project is led by a global climate justice organization that helps women take action […]

To educate and empower women, we must close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation Women in the least developed countries are half as likely to be online as men, curtailing their chance to learn online and improve their lives. The digital divide hurts women and […]

What is the ‘pink tax’ and how does it hinder women?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Gender-based price disparities are known as pink taxes. The pink tax has long imposed an economic burden on women—especially since women continue to earn less than men. The United […]

Eradicating women’s poverty in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the Commission and EU countries to address the inequalities women face, such as barriers to the labour market and access to affordable childcare. In a report adopted on Tuesday with 535 in favour, 18 against and 79 abstentions, MEPs call for […]

Women are more likely to live past 90 if they’re optimistic, according to a new study

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 Harvard analysed data from almost 160,000 women aged between 50 and 79. The study suggests optimistic women have a lifespan 5.4% longer than those who are the least optimistic – and are […]

Why women’s rights must be at the heart of crisis response

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Millions of women in crisis settings live in danger, and for those fleeing conflict zones, the threat of gender-based violence looms large. In times of crisis, the plight […]

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. […]