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The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Monika Froehler, CEO of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.
This paper discusses the challenges in safely re-opening indoor sport centres and the measures already suggested by others to partly tackle these challenges. It also elaborates three potential additional measures and based on these additional measures, it suggests the concept of a certificate of equivalence that could allow indoor sports centers with such a certificate to re-open safely and more rapidly. It also attempts to stimulate increased preparedness of indoor sports centers that should allow them to remain open safely during potential next waves of SARS-CoV-2 as well as future pandemics. This contributes to SDGs 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16.
"Before the lockdown, the lessons were the only time of day many of the women left the house." Advancing SDGs 1, 3 and 5, this article looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the women in Iraq supported by NGO Women for Women International.
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Amanda Ellis, Executive Director of Global Partnerships for the ASU Global Futures Laboratory.
Furthering SDGs 5 and 10, this report aims to better understand the role gender plays in the global research enterprise and inspire evidence-based policy driven by powerful data. It examines research participation, career progression and perceptions across the European Union and 15 countries globally in 26 subject areas. The report concludes that while the participation of women in research is increasing overall, inequality remains across geographies and subject areas in terms of publication outputs, citations, awarded grants and collaborations.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Issue 3, March 2020, Page 183

 

In support of SDG 5, this reflections piece highlights the challenges of eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania. Talha Khan Burki reviews the acclaimed documentary “In the Name of Your Daughter”, which focuses on the efforts of Rhobi Samwelly, a woman who runs a safe house for vulnerable girls at risk of FGM in her community and is working to change cultural attitudes towards this practice.
Advancing SDGs 4 and 5, this article discusses how stereotypical assumptions about boys’ reading skills affect students’ reading outcomes.
Elsevier,

The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 30, Issue 5, 2019, 101297

Norway was the first of ten countries to legislate gender quotas for boards of publicly traded firms. There is considerable debate and mixed evidence concerning the implications of female board representation. In this paper, the researchers explain the main sources of biases in the existing literature on the effects of women directors on firm performance and review methods to account for these biases. This addresses SDGs 5 and 8.
In this 60-minute webinar, Beth Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor and former practicing employment attorney, provides insight into the top strategic and compliance HR challenges for 2020.Top strategic issues include recruiting and hiring, workforce planning, and employee benefits. Zoller also discusses compliance challenges such as employee leaves, drug testing and data security in this fast-paced webinar. Topics covered support SDG 3 (good health and well being), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
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State and local laws are expanding existing discrimination and harassment protections in order to encourage and promote diversity. This article explores some notable new laws based on emerging trends in diversity and inclusion. It supports SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).

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