Entries tagged: Gender

Education Worldwide

First ladies Obama and Bush urge African leaders to educate, empower women and girls

In a conversation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with former first lady Laura Bush, Michelle Obama shared her personal success story and the important role education played in her life. “I am an[…]

Gender & ICTs

The US Government workforce is closing the gender pay gap, but reforms still needed, report says

Women working for the federal government earn less than men overall but the gap is shrinking, and most of the difference is the result of women being concentrated in lower-paying jobs with too few occupying[…]

Gender & ICTs

International Women’s Day: violence and obstacles yet to overcome

About a third of all women in the EU have experienced either physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, and 55% said they had been sexually harassed. These are the hard-hitting findings of[…]

Misc.

Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring

The revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as “The Arab Spring,” promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women’s rights, the promise[…]

Gender & ICTs

About Girls, Skills and Jobs, and MOOCs

Today around 7 million people work in the ICT sector. However, out of the ICT workforce only 30% are women. Women are under–represented at all levels in the ICT sector, especially in decision-making positions. The[…]

Gender & ICTs

Gender equality: from the grassroots of society to the political agenda

On October 1st, the UNESCO Chair in e-Learning participated in the final Roundtable of the research project “Professional trajectories of women in ICT: employment dynamics and policy responses in Spain & the UK”, that has[…]