Monthly Archives: May 2014

India: ‘Trivialisation of rape’

Last updated 07:38 31/05/2014 REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Facing relentless media attention and growing criticism for a series of rapes, state officials in north India fired two police officers on Friday for failing to investigate the disappearance of two teenage cousins, who … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs bring ‘diversity of thought’

TOM PULLAN-STRECKER  Last updated 05:00 30/05/2014 ‘A DOER’: Serko director Claudia Batten says the lives of entrepreneurs are too often glamorised. ‘‘It is the least glamorous thing possible.’’ Women of Influence 2014 Entrepreneurs bring ‘diversity of thought’Achievers find NZ too … Continue reading

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The XX Factor: What’s Holding Women Back?

A task force of business, government and academic leaders set out to confront obstacles that keep women from participating fully in the economy. Here are their recommendations. By SUE SHELLENBARGER May 7, 2012 You would think the problem would be … Continue reading

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Catriona MacLennan: Disclosure law could save women’s lives

5:30 AM Monday Mar 24, 2014 41 comments Lying behind New Zealand’s tragic roll call of domestic violence is another sobering fact: many of the men who kill their partners have previous convictions for violence against women. However, their victims … Continue reading

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Board women surprised by appointments

NA SMITH  Last updated 05:00 25/05/2014 JAMES DAVIES CHAIR: Anne Ward says being the only woman on a board can mean you’re expected to represent the views of all women. Industries He’s now part of the SI furnitureGiving tourism a … Continue reading

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UN Women Calls on Global Citizens to Bring Gender Equality Into Focus

Press Release – 22 May 2014 EST UN Women Calls on Global Citizens to Bring Gender Equality Into Focus (22 May, New York) UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary … Continue reading

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The facts prove it: Female CEOs are more likely than men to be fired

By Edward Helmore, The GuardianSaturday, May 17, 2014 16:41 EDT Topics: chief executive ♦ glass cliff ♦ Jill Abramson After high-profile sackings in at the New York Times and Le Monde, a survey confirms that top businesswomen work on the edge of a glass cliff … Continue reading

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Julia Gillard: ‘I didn’t know my misogyny speech would reverberate around the world’

Julia Gillard, Australia’s first woman prime minister, was pilloried for being female, unmarried and childless. Here, she gives her first British interview since being ousted ‘Look, I’m comfortable with my life’s choices. It gave me my chance to work as prime minister,’ … Continue reading

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OP-ED: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Reprint Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.     Photo Courtesy of UN Women UNITED NATIONS, May 19 2014 (IPS) – Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women.  There, 189 governments … Continue reading

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3m women, babies could be saved each year – researchers

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 About 8,000 newborn babies die and another 7,000 are stillborn every day. Photo / Thinkstock The lives of three million women and babies can be saved every year by 2025 for an annual investment of about … Continue reading

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