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Tag: gender equality
Well Suited: Perspectives on Dress and Gender in Art
Art historian Yassana Croizat-Glazer examines the role of dress and gender in art.
A Feminist World Is an Equal World
Women and their male allies continue to fight for gender equality despite the coronavirus interfering with their annual UN gathering.
Phaidon’s “Great Women Artists” Is Highlighting the Gender Gaps in Art
Commissioning Editor Rebecca Morrill shares insights on “Great Women Artists” and how it can help to shift the conversation.
Bollywood Powerhouse Twinkle Khanna Talks Women’s Rights at the UN
When Twinkle Khanna was growing up in Mumbai, women were not encouraged to speak their mind.
New U.N. Report on Gender Equality: Turning Promises into Action
“It’s not about one goal, it’s about all goals,” said UN Women Executive Director Mlambo-Ngcuka who started her speech at a press conference on February 14 by sharing the concept of intersectionality featured in the latest report.
How Parental Leave Policies Can Change the World
The hot topics of parental leave and gender equality in the workforce ignited thoughtful discussions and new solutions at a recent United Nations seminar.
What Alexa Can Teach Us About Gender Inequality
Artificial intelligence apps like Alexa are improving the way we use technology, but they’re also revealing the pervasiveness of sexism in the process.
What Will It Take to Get Women on Equal Economic Footing With Men?
If women played an identical role to men in the labor market, they would add 28 trillion dollars to the global economy by 2025. Poverty rates would fall, more children would be healthier and in school, and the world would be more politically stable.
Why Negotiation-Free Workplaces Are Not a Quick Fix for Women
While “Lean In” may have made the biggest splash in recent years, it joins a slew of other books and articles about how women can and should behave when trying to advance their careers.
8 Reasons Why Mike Pence is a Nightmare for Women’s Reproductive Rights
It goes without saying that A Women’s Thing loathes Mike Pence and the woman-hating, LGBTQ-discriminating career he’s built for himself.
How the Ladies Get Paid Founder Started A Grassroots Movement
Ladies Get Paid co-founder Claire Wasserman started a grassroots movement to educate women about the pay gap and advocate for equal pay.
Cultural Heritage and Women’s Rights
Karima Bennoune explains why cultural rights are women’s rights. Bennoune has received numerous awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2014) for her recent book, “Your Fatwa …
In Search of More Gender Equality at the UN
Numerous profiles of outstanding women have been compiled on the Woman Secretary General website. Yet, it is a man, António Guterres, who was elected by acclamation to be the new Secretary General.