Gender Equality

Gender equality seems to be making gains around the world. Australia has achieved gender parity at its highest level of the public service. Countries like Iceland and the UK are forcing companies to report their gender pay gap. New Zealand’s prime minister is having a baby while in office, and some of the biggest economies, like Germany, and most famous cities, like Paris, are led by women. And the #MeToo movement has given an added impetus to the drive for women’s empowerment.

And yet many deep-rooted inequalities remain. Reporting on the gender pay gap and #MeToo-style harassment has demonstrated how endemic these problems still are. Unequal access to education and jobs still restrict many women to poorer, more precarious lives. Systemic biases mean that many, even in the richest countries, still grow old in poverty. Violence and sexual violence are endemic in some parts of the world. We report on what’s being done about it, and whether it’s working. You can sign up to our popular fortnightly briefing on gender equality by clicking here

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Thu 21st June 2018 6:30pm - Thu 21st June 2018 8:00pm
Great Hall King's Building Strand London WC2R 2LS

Following the wave of outrage at sexual harassment across many industries, this panel event from the Global Institute for Women's Leadership will discuss how workplaces can safeguard against such behaviour in future and create environments that better enable women to succeed. Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership will chair the panel.

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Mon 26th November 2018 9:00am - Wed 28th November 2018 6:00pm
Reykjavik, Iceland

The Women Leaders Global Forum is the Davos of women – Iceland style. In the midst of Geysir, Gullfoss and glaciers, the Women Leaders Global Forum takes place every year in Reykjavik, co-hosted by the Women Political Leaders (WPL), the Government and the Parliament of Iceland.

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