Towards gender parity among executives, despite pockets of resistance

Towards gender parity among executives, despite pockets of resistance

France has more than 5 million executives and people exercising an intellectual profession. The weight of women in this asset category has risen sharply to reach 42%. But this rate covers very contrasting situations: they still only represent less than a quarter of engineers and technical managers in companies. From engineers to pharmacists, including teachers, artists and journalists … « In 2019, in France, 5.2 million people in employment within the meaning of the International…

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Moved and proud, Saudi women at the wheel after the historic lifting of the ban

Moved and proud, Saudi women at the wheel after the historic lifting of the ban

The ban on women driving, in force for decades in Saudi Arabia, was lifted on Sunday, and female drivers, moved and proud, immediately began to circulate in Riyadh, evoking a feeling of freedom, even if heavy discrimination persist. The ban on women driving, in force for decades in Saudi Arabia, was lifted on Sunday, and female drivers, moved and proud, immediately began to circulate in Riyadh, evoking a feeling of freedom, even if heavy discrimination…

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The appeal of the Tunisian “patron saint” and Nobel Peace Prize winner

The appeal of the Tunisian “patron saint” and Nobel Peace Prize winner

At the Women’s Forum, Wided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Prize 2015 and president of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), launched an appeal to support the ongoing process and relaunch the economy of Tunisia. The Tunisian flag was unfurled on Friday, October 16, at the Deauville Conference Center, in honor of Tunisian Wided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Prize 2015. The president of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Commerce and of Crafts (UTICA) should have…

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Boko Haram: the army rescues more than 300 children and women

Boko Haram: the army rescues more than 300 children and women

“The (army) unit rescued 338 people held captive by terrorists,” including 192 children and 138 women, during operations on Tuesday, the military said. More than 300 women and children held captive by the Islamist group BokoHaram in northeast Nigeria have been issued by the army, she said in a statement on Wednesday (October 28th). “The (army) unit rescued 338 people held captive by terrorists,” including 192 children and 138 women, during operations on Tuesday, the…

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Saudi Arabia allows women to drive: why it’s a revolution

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive: why it’s a revolution

In a few days, Saudi Arabia will experience a historic moment: women will be allowed to drive. The decision, taken by the government last September, will be effective on June 24, 2018. Concrete societal changes which are accelerating and which are not about to stop, as the Saudi academic Hoda al-Helaissi recounts. By Hoda al-Helaissi, Saudi scholar and one of the first female members of the Shura Consultative Assembly Saudi Arabia has embarked on an…

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Christine Lagarde is stepping up to the plate on extending paternity leave

Christine Lagarde is stepping up to the plate on extending paternity leave

INTERVIEW – Even though she observes that progress has been made in reducing gender inequalities, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) considers that these advances are too slow and deplores that there is still too little women in positions of responsibility. Challenges. In your opinion, gender equality at work is a “Revolutionary process”. Is it working in large institutions, companies, governments? Christine Lagarde – There is some awareness there, but we are only…

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