Gender Equality: Celebrating a Slow Progress

The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to their gender gaps, and their scores can be interpreted as the percentage of the inequality between women and men that has been closed. Information about gender imbalances to the advantage of women is explicitly prevented from affecting the score. The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The … [Read more...]

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013

Global Gender Gap Report 2013, published  by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum, the nonprofit organization known for its annual economic summit in Davos Switzerland has been publishing an annual global gender report since 2006 that ranks countries by their gender performance. http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2013 Nordic countries continued to lead the way because they had a long history of investing in people, according to Saadia Zahidi, … [Read more...]

Pakistan, Women constitute only 2% membership of the trade unions

- WOMEN - Only 2% trade union members in the formal and invisible in the Informal economy   ISLAMABAD (ILO News) - Women constitute only 2% membership of the trade unions in Pakistan, this figure does not even include informal economy of which more than 70% are women. This alarming figure was shared in a training workshop, “Training of trainers in developing women leadership in trade unions” held at Naran from July 28 to August 8, 2012. The training was jointly organized by … [Read more...]

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