Tag: Gender Equality

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…

How Women Powered Nigeria’s #ENDSARS Movement

— The movement to hold the Nigerian police force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad accountable for its crimes has been driven by female activists. By Vincent Desmond Damilola Odufuwa has always been passionate about women’s rights in Nigeria. In 2018, she founded Wine and Whine, an organization to help women foster professional networking opportunities, alongside Odunayo Eweniyi, one of Nigeria’s trailblazing tech entrepreneurs…

Here’s How Mastercard Achieved Equal Pay And Continues To Close The Pay Gap

Achieving equal pay may be on the agenda for shareholders of major global corporations in 2020. It certainly is part of the agenda for Arjuna Capital, an impact investment firm that champions the business case for equity and diversity. During a media call, the firm announced its plans to propose 19 shareholder resolutions with 17 major corporations in 2020. Most of these proposals…