Tag: world news

How To Create Gender Equality In The Workplace

Bloomberg is recognized as a leader in driving gender diversity in its organization. What’s impressive to me is their leaders’ vision to not only elevate women’s voices within the organization, but also in the industry. They are leading change in bringing more female experts in news coverage, thus bringing new perspectives and changing mindsets. We […]

The holistic gender and media agenda in focus

Achieving gender equality in and through media requires a comprehensive approach covering a full gamut of longstanding as well as new challenges. Assessing the issues – ranging from media ownership and staffing, news coverage, the safety of women journalists, through to policy effectiveness – is essential if society is to overcome the snail’s pace of […]

Inside Sierra Leone’s maximum security prison for women

The number of female prisoners in Sierra Leone has doubled in the last three years. There are only two separate detention facilities for female prisoners in the country. The largest separate detention facility is the Freetown Female Correctional Centre which holds around 90 female prisoners and their children. Women on death row or those who are serving […]

$408m to expand internet access for women “sitting dormant”, UN report says

New research indicates more than $4008million in public funding collected to expand internet access in Africa is sitting dormant in public coffers. The research from the Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet and United Nations Women, released at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, found many governments are failing to take action […]

How #MeToo Has Awoken Women Around The World

While data on sexual violence is often gathered by large international organizations such as the United Nations, sexual harassment is dramatically underreported, as experts say many women find it difficult to acknowledge they are victims of such behavior. The issue is further complicated by the lack of a common global standard to analyze harassment, say […]