Welcome to our weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.

Funding for women’s rights groups in poor countries falls by more than half in five years. (The Guardian)

Swedish board gender quota proposal killed by opposition parties. (Bloomberg)

Violent extremist groups take special aim at women, UN official says. (Channel News Asia)

Actually hire women: the cunning plan for fixing Hollywood’s gender parity problem. (Wired)

What people miss about the gender wage gap. (Vox)

What’s the Woman Business Enterprise Certification? And is it worth the time and money? (Huffington Post)

Some men have been fighting for gender equality for more than 30 years. (Huffington Post)

Is gender equality taking a backseat to economic growth in China? (Economy Watch)

‘Women have a role in rape’ says Lebanese MP, to social media backlash. (Al Arabiya)

New York women can now get legal late-term abortions in more cases. (Slate)

‘Women like us’: On women and war in Yemen. (Al Jazeera)

Indian acid attack survivor walks the runway at New York Fashion Week. (Quartz)

Pay rises: Women’s tips and managers’ excuses. (BBC)

Sad we’re still talking about male-female equality: Taapsee Pannu. (Indian Express)

The world has a sex problem. And it’s hurting growth. (Bloomberg)

7 ways for women to disappear so their clothes won’t upset anybody. (Vox)

Quote of the week

“Every day my sisters all over the world are fighting to take their place in the classroom. They want to be the best they can be and give back to their communities and the world. This means they must have the opportunity to receive 12 years of quality education.”

Malala Yousafzai, May 2015
Education activist; Youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize