Gender equality and women's empowerment

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 (gender equality), 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”, directed by Giselle Portenier, 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.
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).
Employees
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).
Addressing SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this XpertHR blog post discusses the steps employers can take to promote fair pay and prevent wage discrimination.
The #SDGBookClub helps children learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. The book club presents a selection of books for children aged 5-12 on each of the goals. Check out the books that have been selected in support of Goal 5 - Gender Equality.
Advancing SDG 5 (gender equality), Elsevier is preparing a new global gender and research report to promote gender diversity and advance gender equity using data and an evidence-based approach.
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Sexual Harassment Prevention: Employers Must Do More, 2 April 2019.

This XpertHR blog post identifies the need for employers to do more in relation to sexual harassment prevention in the workplace. Relating to SDGs 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this blog discusses the necessary actions employers must take to foster effective sexual harassment prevention strategies.
This special issue of The Lancet is dedicated to advancing SDG 5 (gender equality) with its focus on gender equity in science, medicine and global health.

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