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Updated: MEPs call on commission to tackle gender pay gap, Gender Equality an ‘Economic Necessity’

29 May

NEW MEPs call on commission to tackle gender pay gap TheParliament.com 2012 MEPs have called on the commission to take action to close the gender pay gap. It comes after parliament voted in favour of a report which reveals that women are still paid 17.5 per cent less than men on average

International Michele Bachelet: Gender Equality is an Economic Necessity I Love Chile News PARIS, FRANCE – The executive director of UN Women, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, defended last week in France the politics in favor of gender equality. Not only is it a matter of justice, she said, but also an “economic necessity”…

Nordic cooperation: Gender and climate change New Vision Gender equality and environmental protection and sustainability are some of the issues all Nordic countries have in common. On the occasion of the Joint Nordic National Day today, the Ambassadors of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden want to highlight…

Need for united gender front Independent Online The failure to make appointments to the Commission on Gender Equality is a setback to the fight for women s rights, says the writer.

US Woman who fought for equal pay to speak at UM women’s conference Bangor Daily News It is designed to address the historic and contemporary under-representation of women in politics.

Fiji Women are equal partners, says PS Fiji Times He said for it was through the budget that a government’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment could be translated into practical policies, programs and activities.

India Men still outnumber women in top jobs Times of India Women hold fewer than a third of the UK’s most influential jobs, new figures compiled by BBC News have revealed. Women occupy on average 30.9 per cent of the most senior positions across 11 key sectors analysed by the BBC, including business, politics …

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