Top Issues Women Still Face at Work (How to Deal with Them)

Despite the recent changes and developments in gender equality, women still face many issues at work. Equal pay is still a problem in many companies, even with so many movements and real efforts being made to close the gap. We’re still a long way from equal pay, but the increasing awareness is helping women to get fair compensation for their expertise. Unfortunately, there are other issues that working women face regularly. Knowing more about these issues and how to deal with them are the … [Read more...]

Awareness: Gender and Social Justice

Awareness leads to Action: Awareness is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, thoughts, emotions, or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology, awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event. Awareness is a … [Read more...]

Grace Hartman – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a women's activist that would tell you 'just do it' Her work in trade unions and work in the women’s movement were interrelated ways to change Canadian society. Because of her hard work and she was able to bring organization and their workers closer together in a peace movement. She retired in 1983 and became the President of Voice of Women in 1988 until she passed away.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Gender Pay Discrimination in Jordan: A Call for Change

The International Labour Organization is working with the Jordanian government and its social partners to help narrow the pay gap between men and women. "I only received a rise of around three per cent, while my male employees received seven per cent." AMMAN (ILO News) – When Amira*, a Jordanian schoolteacher, asked her principal for a pay rise, it was refused. A few months later she was fired. “The official reasons given for my dismissal were weak. I’m sure they wanted to … [Read more...]

EQUAL PAY DAY – celebrating on April 9

The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 9, 2013. This date symbolizes how far into 2013 Women must work to earn what men earned in 2012. Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. Since Census statistics showing the latest wage figures will not be available until late August or September, NCPE leadership decided years ago to select a Tuesday in April as Equal Pay … [Read more...]

VIETNAM’s Wage Growth increases despite continuing global slowdown

VIETNAM's Wage Growth increases despite continuing global slowdown Viet Nam has experienced robust wage growth while a new ILO report shows a worse slowdown in global wages. The country, however, still needs to address many challenges, including the informal economy, low productivity and widening gender pay gap. HANOI (ILO News) – Viet Nam has done well in terms of wage growth compared to the world as new ILO figures show a continuing slowdown in global wages, particularly in … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Women are the Heart & Soul of our World

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WOMEN: Men earn 20% more than female equals in Land of Opportunity

Canada is a land of equal opportunity, where women can work and excel in the same jobs as men. Just don't expect them to get paid the same. In fact, Canadian men earn on average 20 per cent more than their female colleagues, one of the largest gender wage gaps in the developed world. What jobs should Canadian women target to beef up their earnings? Here are the ten highest-paying careers for women in the nation, including the rare one where females earn more than their male … [Read more...]

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