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The pandemic has had a profound effect on women, whose participation in the workflow hit a 33-year low in January 2021. As companies rebound from Covid-19, women are reentering the workforce more slowly than men; some economists estimate that it could take until at least 2024 to rebalance the workforce, amounting to $64.5 billion per year in wage...
At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women convened a high-level dialogue to highlight what is needed to ensure transformative change in the lives of women and girls with disabilities as the world accelerates the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and builds back better from COVID-19. Even among women and...
Poor women in remote areas are the least likely to receive adequate health care. This is especially true for regions with low numbers of skilled health workers, such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The main factors that prevent women from receiving or seeking care during pregnancy and childbirth are: poverty distance to facilities lack...
“Our mission is to form a dynamic group of collegiate women who support, mentor and inspire each other.” The following article comes from the Summer 2021 edition of Blue Review, Millikin University’s Family Magazine Future career success is at the forefront of what the Women in Business (WIB) organization at Millikin University works to achieve for its...
Women need to be seen and heard across all areas of our lives. The media and film industry can shape cultural perceptions and attitudes towards gender for better or worse. Gender stereotypes and underrepresentation in media can contribute to harmful disrespect and violence towards women. Children are influenced by gendered stereotypes in media from a young age, which can...
Most maternal deaths are preventable, as the health-care solutions to prevent or manage complications are well known. All women need access to high quality care in pregnancy, and during and after childbirth. Maternal health and newborn health are closely linked. It is particularly important that all births are attended by skilled health professionals, as timely...
    All things remaining equal, it will take at least 67 more years to close the average gender equality gap in traditional news media worldwide. This was one of the key findings of the 6th Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the largest research and advocacy initiative in the world on gender equality in news...
UN Women’s Lopa Banerjee explains how the Generation Equality Forum can accelerate gender equality. The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) has been 25 years in the making, and a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping the opportunity to push gender equality efforts forward. The international conference is convened by UN Women, the United Nations’ organization dedicated to...
Gender equality is essential in the fight against COVID-19. LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic are under threat because women are being excluded from critical decision-making roles, the United Nations said on Thursday. Only 6% of coronavirus task forces, which are responsible for co-ordinating government responses...
Women die as a result of complications during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these complications develop during pregnancy and most are preventable or treatable. Other complications may exist before pregnancy but are worsened during pregnancy, especially if not managed as part of the woman’s care. The major complications that account for nearly 75%...
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