Tag: Gender Equality

Why More Male Allies Are Needed for Women in the Workplace

By Meg Warren Women and groups advocating for gender equality are increasingly urging men to become allies in the fight. colleague Research has shown that in the absence of male support (especially from a colleague), women have to shoulder the burden of battling routine workplace sexism such as misogynist humor and microaggressions on their own. This can lead to a sense of isolation, stress and exhaustion.…

Melinda Gates & MacKenzie Scott are Aiding Equality Initiatives

By Madeline Hislop Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Scott have joined forces to donate $US40 million to four organisations that promote gender equality. The billionaire philanthropists donated the money as part of the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge hosted by Pivotal Ventures, the investment company of Melinda Gates. The initiative was supported by MacKenzie Scott, as well as Lynn Schusterman’s family foundation. They gave $US10…

The WHO and UN: Women Health and Gender Equality

By Women’s Agenda What would a true global agenda addressing Women Health and Gender Inequailties address? Given massive disparities in what women and girls experience internationally, it’s hard to quickly answer such a question. However, the World Health Organisation along with a number of key United Nations bodies are attempting to do so, in a series of new papers released this week, along…

10 Countries That Are Leading the World for Women in Politics

By Khanyi Mlaba Women make up half of the world’s population and yet they are still largely excluded from politics and decision-making power.  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global organization of national parliaments, released its latest annual Women in Parliament report just a few days before International Women’s Day on March 8, and it indicated that the world is not yet on track…