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, […]

Why do humanitarian crises disproportionately affect women?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The battle for gender equality is gaining ground in both the developed and developing world. But when countries are hit by crises, women and girls are worse affected than males, according to […]

Women’s rights in Asia – how far have we come?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Bjorn Andersson Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund In 1994, something remarkable happened at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. After years of often heated negotiations, 179 governments agreed on […]

We need a global convention to end workplace sexual harassment

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Secretary General, Care International This past year, the #MeToo movement has seen celebrities, politicians, journalists and many high-profile people discuss experiences of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace – in all their multiple forms, including […]

How to build a paradise for women. A lesson from Iceland

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, Office of the Prime Minister of Iceland Iceland is honoured to be a frontrunner in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, and as Prime Minister I am frequently asked about […]

One year on from #MeToo, what’s changed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rachel Haas, Managing director, NO MORE It’s been a little more than a year since actress Alyssa Milano posted on Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” That […]

Girls hold the key to Zambia’s future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Cotton, Senior Programme Specialist (Education), Unicef UK “I never thought of seeing a lady as an engineer – I thought engineering was just for men. But since I came here I have met women who are accountants, […]

Built by a woman: supporting the dreams of mum entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zubaida Bai, Founder and CEO, ayzh Inc As my husband and I sat on our porch on my 37th birthday, watching the sprinklers come on, I relived the last decade of our entrepreneurial journey to address the adversities […]

MEPs propose measures to combat mobbing and sexual harassment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Sexual harassment victims should be helped to report cases and perpetrators should face sanctions, say Women’s Rights MEPs in a draft report adopted on Tuesday. In the context of the public debate prompted by the Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo campaign, which helped  to […]

The secret to ending war? It’s too easy: more women in peace negotiations

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Misrahi, Community Lead, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industries, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum LLC We’re all aware of the gender imbalance in boardrooms, Hollywood studios and politics. But what about global peace talks? Only 4% of […]

G20 LIVE: “Re-envisioning the economy to enable women to reach their full potential” live from Antalya Turkey

Gender inequality pervades G20 economies and beyond. Women carry out the vast majority of unpaid labor around the world and are vastly overrepresented in informal, insecure and vulnerable employment. They are also subject to occupational discrimination and lack access to social protection and pension systems. Women’s unemployment accounts for three quarters of the global job […]

Counting unemployment in the EU: The real rate comes to anything between 16.1% and 20.6%

Eurostat, the EU statistical service, repeated with more recent figures its memorable work on the real unemployment rate, that appeared for the first time in 2014 based on data for the third quarter of 2013. This time the Eurostat researchers worked with data for the last quarter of 2014. The new results they produced refer […]

Women to save Europe’s own labour resources

Labour market participation rates are socially sensitive variables and as such are slightly affected by short-term economic developments and modestly connected to cyclical changes. Because of that any attempt to follow the evolution of labour market participation percentages has to cover long periods incorporating more than one economic cycle. In view of that Eurostat, the […]