4 Ways Women Should Strive to Bridge the Gender Divide in a Male-Dominated Society

From a young age, gender role stereotypes are ingrained into children and their perceptions of the world, from the clothes they wear to the toys they are given to play with. Even as they get older, children are still being dictated to regarding where their interests should lie, and the industries they should aim to get involved in, both from a professional standpoint, and a recreational one. It is considered the norm for women to wear skirts, like bright pastel colors, and want to be nurses and … [Read more...]

Why Going On An All-Women Vacation Is Good For You

Choosing to go on a vacation with just your girlfriends can be a wonderful idea. It’s the perfect time to really relax and get away from it all with a group of friends who you trust and who you want to spend real quality time with. There are many benefits to going on an all-women vacation, and here are just some of them; by the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be ready to book. Your Friendships Will Be Stronger Getting away from it all with a group of friends does usually make that … [Read more...]

How To Make The Most Of Your Day Off

Having a day off is great! People need to take some time off now and then and focus on their well-being. It is important to relax and take a break from work even if you don't feel that tired. Having a day off is amazing for many reasons. You get to spend a whole day doing your favorite activities, you can create lovely memories with your friends, and you can relax your mind and body. However, many people see days off as a real nightmare. It might be a surprise for some, but there are people out … [Read more...]

How Leaders Shape Company Culture

The term “culture” has become something of a buzzword in the world of business. Many corporations and large companies like to talk about how they have “strong” or “innovative” and “modern” cultures, but what does this mean, exactly? An organization’s culture, personally, is defined by how the people within this organization behave and interact with one another. This includes management, mid-level management, team leaders and the people at the very bottom of the organizational … [Read more...]

Women and Cars: How to Break Gender Stereotypes

Ever get that sinking feeling in your stomach when taking your car in for maintenance? As a woman, unfortunately, this is all too commonplace. That's because the auto repair industry has earned quite the reputation for taking advantage of female customers. Of course, while there are countless honest mechanics out there, you and your girlfriends could probably write a book based on the number of times you were told something needed fixing that likely was in fine condition or being upsold to … [Read more...]

5 Things Every Woman Should do At Least Once in Her Lifetime

The saying goes that ‘life is but a twinkling of an eye’ and for this reason, it’s important that you live it the best way that you can. You can become so busy working, trying to pay bills, and striving to make a difference that you often forget to take the time out to live a little. Living could mean seeking new experiences, visiting new places or challenging yourself to do things that are out-of-the-box. Since you only have one life to live, you should consider doing a few unconventional … [Read more...]

Tips to Develop Your Self-Confidence

Confidence can be like the tide: it ebbs and flows. Some days you will wake up and feel on top of the world and capable of flying to the moon, and others less so. Whether your confidence can be dashed by a careless comment from a partner, a look from a stranger, or murmurings from your over critical inner voice, confidence is a tricky skill to master. Here are 4 tips to help you be the woman you want to be – confident, assertive and self-assured. 1. Assess Your Friends In this digital age … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Get A Better Job

If you don’t enjoy your current job, there is no reason why you should stick with it. It doesn’t matter how long you spent training for it, how much money you spent to get there, what success you’ve had, or even what friends you have made along the way; if you dislike getting up each morning and making your way in, you have a problem. The good news is that you can fix the problem by getting a different, better job. Here are some of the ways to go about doing exactly that. Write A Compelling … [Read more...]

World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [Read more...]

“I Know Gender” Course Modules, UN Women

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to introduce the module Trade and Gender Equality, a new module part of the "I Know Gender" online self-paced course. This module was developed in collaboration with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and aims to enhance knowledge on the relationship between trade and gender equality. To register for this and other I Know Gender course modules click here. Training for gender equality is an essential component for … [Read more...]

Gender Trainers Webinar, NOV 3

Don't miss the UN Women Training Center Webinar on Professionalization of Gender Trainers! The growing popularity of training for gender equality is driving a rising demand for expert trainers. Since the 1995 Beijing Conference, ever greater numbers of “gender trainers” have delivered training for a range of actors – international organisations, governments, NGOs and businesses – to ensure that their programs and policies mainstream gender equality. Yet, there is little agreement about what … [Read more...]

Tracking gender statistics in pursuit of SDG 5

To deepen the understanding of the different challenges women and men face in today’s world, statisticians use disaggregated data and gender statistics to allow for a unique insight into gender issues. The 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and Statistics Finland, focused on data and statistical methods for the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was an opportunity to take stock of progress towards the … [Read more...]

DRIVING WITH SELVI, Elisa Paloschi – Oct 22,24,26,27 in Toronto!

Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh … [Read more...]

Virtual Dialogue: Gender Equality Panel – 24 Oct to 11 Nov, 2016

This Virtual Dialogue will take place online from 24 October to 11 November, 2016 within the UN Women Training Centre Gender Equality Community of Practice (CoP), aimeing to reflect on how trainers are currently trained, developed or "made"; what qualifications they should have; what criteria and credentials they should meet; what kinds of professional ethics and standards they should aspire to uphold; how this should be decided and by whom; and what the opportunities and limitations of such … [Read more...]

6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics – Helsinki, Finland, 24-26 October 2016

The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. The Programme encompasses: improving coherence among existing initiatives on gender statistics through international coordination developing and promoting methodological guidelines in existing domains as well as in emerging areas of gender … [Read more...]

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