By Zoe Tabary LONDON, April 11 – “Girls aren’t cut out for a career in science and technology”. Belinda Parmar has heard this sentence many times. In Britain, only 13 percent of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is made up of women – a damning figure for a sector reporting talent shortages.
By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, April 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Scores of women who were barred entry to a Hindu temple in western Maharashtra state despite a court order in their favour have vowed to carry on the fight for equal access to places of worship, with the government also backing the court’s stand. A
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, March 23 – The biggest obstacle to women receiving equal wages is the sorting of the sexes into different jobs and industries, while differences in education, age and experience account for only a small portion of the gender pay gap, according to new research. Although U.S. Census figures show women
Global and regional economic advancement starts with equality between the sexes BY Rima Assi Women’s workforce participation is vital for socioeconomic growth, yet gender inequality remains a critical issue worldwide. If women were to participate in the economy on par with men, their contribution would add $28 trillion, or 26 percent, to the global economy