Gender equality at work: not just a “nice to have”. (World Economic Forum)

The effects of austerity hit women twice as hard as men. (Guardian)

Report: Women in tech earn $0.94 cents to every $1 men make. (Tech Republic)

Have American women abandoned the battle for equal pay? (Entrepreneur)

Gender equality and infectious diseases: there’s a link. (World Economic Forum)

Why didn’t the United States elect a female president? (World Economic Forum)

Few women fight wildfires. It’s not the flames they are afraid of. (Washington Post)

New bill to tackle Egypt’s surge in rapes. (Al-monitor)

Women’s rights: a battleground for Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews. (NPR)

UN urges Switzerland to improve gender equality. (Swiss Info)

Kenya’s illegal abortions: herbs, knitting needles and coat hangers. (Al Jazeera)

UAE pushes for gender equality with new laws. (The National)

The inside world of two top female gamers. (BBC)

Sweden’s mansplaining hotline: even women will understand. (Guardian)

International Men’s Day. It’s finally all about the patriarchy. (Quartz)

Women in power and decision-making
Source: The World’s Women, 2015, United Nations

Quote of the week

“When I took my first interview with a big law firm in France, they offered me a great salary and said, ‘Of course, don’t expect ever to make partnership.’ And I said, ‘Why is that?’ And they looked at me with awed surprise and said, ‘Well, because you’re a woman!’”

Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, IMF
Women of the Year lunch, Los Angeles, November 2016