The Reasons Why So Many Women Choose to Work in HR

Look around any HR department and you will soon notice that the majority of the people there are female. This is no coincidence. HR is traditionally a female field and in the US, 70% of people working in HR are women. In the UK, the picture is identical. In 1997, 64% of HR employees were women, but by 2007, it had risen to 79%. The same applies to HR training courses: once again, the majority of students looking for the best online colleges for human resources are female. In fact, … [Read more...]

Why More Moms Are Choosing to Re-Enter the Workforce in the Healthcare Industry

Working moms who left their jobs to raise their kids may eventually wish to re-enter the workforce once their children are old enough and their responsibilities have waned a bit. But re-entering the same career may not be a viable option. If you’re in this situation, continue reading to learn about why so many mothers are choosing to re-enter the workforce in the healthcare industry, even if they’re background wasn’t previously in healthcare. Career opportunities Nurses are in high demand … [Read more...]

Balkans struggle ~ Women suffer

A new UNHCR report reveals that over 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq are headed by women alone. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to Awah, who is raising her children on her own in Amman. Explore Woman Alone “Syrian refugee women are the glue holding together a broken society. Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone. Their voices are an appeal for help and protection which cannot be ignored.” Keep up … [Read more...]

Less than 1,000 Days to achieve the MDGs – Take Action!

With 1,000 Days to achieve the MDGs, efforts have to accelerate action and scale up what works – with contributions from Governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector. Focusing on reducing inequalities on many fronts – such as improving food security, maternal health, water and sanitation, rural development, environmental sustainability and responses to climate change – is critical at this juncture. Evidence shows that Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment … [Read more...]

ECOSOC, Humanitarian Affairs Segment, July15-17

The 2013 High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is taking place on 1-4 July in Geneva. The Secretary-General’s report emphasizes that science, technology, innovation and culture are critical to the achievement of the MDGs and a successful transition to sustainable development. A Thunderclap campaign running since April helped youth bring their voices to the world’s leaders. As the participants of the 2013 High-level Segment of ECOSOC were getting ready in Geneva last … [Read more...]

Iraqi Women do not have equal opportunities, Take Action!

DUBAI, May 2013 (IRIN) - In the 1980s, the UN says, Iraqi Women enjoyed more basic rights than other women in the region. But years of dictatorship, sanctions and conflict, including the US-led invasion one decade ago, led to deterioration in women’s status. “Across the board, women are suffering more [than they used to],” said Sudipto Mukerjee, deputy head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Despite steps taken towards gender equality since 1990, Iraqi women today do not … [Read more...]

Employment | UN Women

Employment P_11_form_UNwomen - UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies and must be attached as part of online application in place of CV/resume. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Director, Human Resources Post Level: D1 Location: New York, USA Application Deadline: 26 March 2013 Economic Empowerment Advisor Post Level: P5 Location: Bangkok, … [Read more...]

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

The nature and scope of India’s Social Protection policy has been undergoing a paradigm shift in the last decade. Social assistance for poverty alleviation is now being viewed within a rights-based framework, and broadening the potential for development processes to incorporate the goals of equity, social justice and human rights. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is the largest rights-based employment guarantee programme in the world today, reaching … [Read more...]

White House Women’s Update: Happy Women’s History Month & VAWA!‏

White House Women’s Update: Happy Women’s History Month & VAWA Reauthorization Passes! Friends- We hope this message finds you well. Happy Women’s History Month! Today marks the beginning of a month dedicated to honoring the women who have made our country great and the moments that have defined this nation. Thursday was a great day for women across the country with the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passing in the House of Representatives, following the … [Read more...]

Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, HIV discrimination over-ruled

As part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached three settlements addressing HIV discrimination by medical providers over the past three weeks. Each of the settlements was reached under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities—including persons with HIV disease—in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and … [Read more...]

Employment Trends for Women 2012, Strategies for Change

Global Employment Trends for Women 2012 Reversal of gains in women's employment Women are still more likely to be unemployed than men around the world. That's one of the conclusions of the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Women 2012. And the report also found that, while the numbers vary from region to region, the steady progress being made by women in the workplace slowed, stopped or reversed as a result of the global economic crisis.     Strategies for Change - One … [Read more...]

Global Employment Trends for Women

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch a report analyzing the gender gaps in global labor markets. The report, entitled “Global Employment Trends for Women”, is for release on Tuesday, 11 December 2012. The report, which has contributions from UN Women, includes regional and global figures. It also analyzes the different factors behind gender gaps in labor markets and presents a series of policy measures to address this issue. For Geneva UN … [Read more...]

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