Gender Inequality

Icelandic equality, Japanese speedboats and other top gender stories of the week

Women hold hands and share personal stories during the Dress Like A Woman rally and march, held to support women's rights and to protest U.S. President Donald Trump, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. February 25, 2017.

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Saadia Zahidi
Managing Director, World Economic Forum
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The number of women in top political posts is stagnating. (Bloomberg)

Women’s rights are under attack worldwide, says UN Chief. (Time)

Revenge porn: It’s time for Facebook to step up. (Wired)

All female flight-crew land in Saudi Arabia, where women can’t drive. (BBC)

Employers must prove they offer equal pay, Icelandic government to legislate a world first. (Business Insider)

The biggest financial risk for women today? Embarking on a relationship. (The Guardian)

Female leadership linked to improved survival of girls. One law that lifted the status of women in India. (Harvard Business Review)

“Most women work below their level of competence.” The Paula Principle. (The Guardian)

Let’s talk about sex. Women’s rights and freedoms depend on it. (World Economic Forum)

The bro culture of India’s start up community. (Quartz)

How to be taken seriously as a woman, in a room full of men. (World Economic Forum)

Women are the brunt of cyber law in Indonesia. (Jakarta Post)

These African countries have the highest share of women in the workforce. (World Economic Forum)

What Japanese speedboat races teach us about gender. (World Economic Forum)

College majors with the highest median earnings tend to have a lower concentration of women.
Source: National Centre for Education Statistics, published by the World Economic Forum

Quote of the week

“We are really turning the table and saying to management and the institutions, you bear the responsibility, it is your task to make sure the gender pay gap is eliminated."

Thorsteinn Viglundsson
Minister of Social Affairs and Equality, Iceland
Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 11 March 2017

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