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The World Health Organization announced multiple commitments to drive change for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in all their diversity at the Generation Equality Forum, held last week in Paris. The WHO commitments focused on ending gender-based violence; advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights; and supporting health workers as well...
The technology industry is booming – in the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion (a 94% year on year increase). But if a rising tide lifts all boats, why has the inclusion and participation of women in tech not also shot up? According to the most recent Global Gender Gap Report, it will now...
According to the Reykjavík Index for Leadership 2020/2021, “only 52% of people across the G7 group of wealthy countries — 46% of men and 59% of women — has expressed that they would feel ‘very comfortable’ with a woman as head of their government.” Despite all the excellent management displayed by female leaders during the pandemic, studies have...
Where do maternal deaths occur? The high number of maternal deaths in some areas of the world reflects inequalities in access to quality health services and highlights the gap between rich and poor. The MMR in low income countries in 2017 is 462 per 100 000 live births versus 11 per 100 000 live births in high...
Feminism means many different things to many people but what every feminist has in common is a belief in, and commitment to, equality. Generation Equality is uniting feminists and activists from different parts of the world, with different races, religions, ages, socioeconomic status, sexualities and gender expressions, to #ActforEqual. Taking place in Paris, from 30...
Facts and figures tell us a lot of things we need to know about vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, children and adolescents. Mortality figures and Maternal health 94% of all maternal deaths occur in low and lower middle-income countries. Young adolescents (ages 10-14) face a higher risk of complications and death as a result...
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was not uncommon to learn about women — especially women of color — lacking representation in C-suite roles. Many have talked about how these groups have long faced roadblocks in corporate atmospheres due to implicit bias, lack of diversity initiatives present within management and, in some cases, conscious discrimination....
Gender politics in Ghana have come a long way. Starting in 1960, the National Council of Women has worked to further female participation in politics, education, healthcare and tech industries. Ghana was also one of the first countries in Africa to address women’s rights and gender conventions, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of...
20 June is World Refugee Day and this year’s theme is about the power of inclusion – “Together we heal, learn and shine”. Every two seconds, someone is forced to abandon their homes, fleeing crisis. At least 100 million people were forced to flee their homes in the last decade, seeking refugee either within or outside the...
Ecobank Ghana Limited says it is set to extend financial support with relatively low interest rates to women in the agricultural sector. The bank is ready to register these women across the country on it digital platform to boost their operations. This was disclosed by the Acting Head of the Women’s Desk of the bank,...
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