Aug 7 – Alphabet Inc’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo that ascribed gender inequality in the technology industry to biological differences. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes,” in an email to Reuters on Monday. Damore
By Lina Abirafeh One in three women worldwide has experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. If nothing else, this shocking reality reveals how prevalent gender-based violence is in our lives. This human rights violation exists in every country, culture, context. In the Arab region, gender-based violence exists
By Heba Kanso BEIRUT, May 5 – A move by Saudi Arabia to give women more control over their life choices by further relaxing a controversial male guardian system was tentatively welcomed on Friday as another small step for women in the conservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia is well known as one of the world’s most
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