Thursday, February 22, 2024

Topic: Gender Equality

Explainer: What does Supreme Court’s handbook on gender stereotypes say?

The Supreme Court of India has released a handbook to combat gender stereotyping which, as it has observed, clouded the judgments of several High Courts in the matters related to sexual and gendered violence.

Without investment, gender equality will take nearly 300 years: UN report

Achieving full gender equality, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), could take close to 300 years if the current rate of progress continues, according to a report

US national women’s soccer Team sues for equal pay

Although the federation has claimed that it is interested in achieving gender equality its efforts are lacking in the eyes of the women, whose lawsuit read, "The USSF has paid only lip service to gender equality and continues to practice gender-based discrimination against its champion female employees."

Unpaid work done by women worth 43-times Apple’s annual turnover, says Oxfam study

Unpaid work done by women across the globe amounts to a staggering USD 10 trillion a year, which is 43 times the annual turnover of the world’s biggest company Apple, an Oxfam study said Monday.

To close academia’s gender gap, Ireland announces women-only professorships

"This is one part of an overall package to help universities, but I also believe it is up to the presidents of the Irish universities to respond to the challenge," O'Connor said. While the plan has been widely hailed as a positive step by women's rights groups across the country, data shows that closing the gender inequality gap will take time.