Monthly Archives: August 2016

The gender wage gap

Date: 23 August 2016 Authors: William Elming , Robert Joyce and Monica Costa Dias Publisher: IFS DOI: BN186 “If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man.” – From Theresa May’s first statement as Prime Minister “Last year Britain was ranked 18th in … Continue reading

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RE: My year as a member of BPW

12 February 2016 A letter to whoever, RE: My year as a member of BPW As I find myself doing each year I reflect and write a Letter to Whoever. This year the bit on BPW got carried away so … Continue reading

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16-year-old Dubai girl pitches for gender equality at UN

Staff Reporter/Dubai Filed on August 14, 2016 | Last updated on August 14, 2016 at 08.29 am Kehkashan Basu one among 16 invited to attend panel discussion held to mark International Youth Day A 16-year-old from Dubai pitched for equal … Continue reading

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UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment meets in South Africa

Date: 12 August 2016 Participants in the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment in South Africa on the 12 August. Photo: UN Women The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, together with UN Women, Oxfam and … Continue reading

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Launch of the UN WEPs Workplace Gender Equity Strategy

It has been an exciting time over the last six weeks as the UN WEPs committee for New Zealand have launched our new workplace strategy in Auckland, Wellington and Gisborne, with a Christchurch launch to come on the 19th August. The … Continue reading

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Women Do What They Need To Do To Survive

BY JADE BLAIR Our preconceived notions about sexual assault have far-reaching, dangerous consequences.   Society MARCH 24, 2016 When I was eight, I was told that people wouldn’t respond if you shout the word “help.” Instead, you should shout “rape” or “fire.” … Continue reading

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Submission: Minister of Education proposes Salisbury is to close and commences consultation

12th August 2016 Re: Minister of Education proposes Salisbury is to close and commences consultation Submission: This submission is from the NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) Inc. Our Organisation Our organisation’s aims are to link professional … Continue reading

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Our BPW International Achievements

Our International Achievements – Updates from June & July – In this newsletter, we feature regional news from June and July. They include news from BPW North America & The Caribbean Region, BPW Cyprus and an update at the Women Economic … Continue reading

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Why body anxiety is a danger to women’s sport

KAREN NIMMO Last updated 18:37,   August 11 2016 OPINION: Women’s sport has a Dirty Little Secret. It’s staggering under the weight of body anxiety, if you’ll excuse the pun. As a clinical psychologist, I’m not supposed to say these things out … Continue reading

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Mixed Progress at UN on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

By Lyndal Rowlands   This article supports why BPW New Zealand have commented and submitted on the paper put out by the NZ Government on the  Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNITED NATIONS, Jun … Continue reading

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