Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar

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Go to Meeting Registration Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 Time: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada) Cost: Free California is leading the nation on bold legislation to ensure women’s equality. The Stronger CA 2018 Legislative Agenda will help end workplace sexual harassment, close the …

Many moms foregoing maternity leave

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Ohio State May 2017 Know a coworker who’s celebrating the birth of a child? That new mom in your office might be returning to her desk a lot sooner than you expect. A new study by Jay Zagorsky, a research scientist at The Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research, has found that the number of U.S. women taking …

Local girls get exposed to STEM possibilities during Tech Trek

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Pomerado News August 12, 2017 By Elizabeth Marie Himchak Five incoming eighth-grade girls recently gained new insights into the possibilities available through STEM fields during a special camp geared for them. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, the focus of a weeklong camp at UC San Diego sponsored by the American Association of University Women. The San Diego …

Adriana Gascoigne: founder and CEO of Girls in Tech

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Mercury News August 21, 2017 By Ethan Baron SAN FRANCISCO — The way Girls in Tech founder Adriana Gascoigne sees it, revelations about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley technology firms are a double-edged sword: they shine a light on a serious problem, but depict an environment that can deter women from careers in tech. Gascoigne, who says she has suffered …

The Need For Better Parental Leave Policies

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Illumeably September 11, 2017 By Lana Gilbert The United States is often used as a model for democracy by other countries, yet there are some things the United States can borrow from other countries when it comes to parental leave. The United States has the world’s most powerful economy, but some major employee benefits are only reserved for America’s elite. …

Fierce Female

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Princeton Alumni Weekly October 4, 2017 By Naomi Nix It’s just past 7:30 one June morning, and hundreds of elementary-school students are assembled in a gymnasium at Excellence Girls Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., preparing for the day ahead. The young scholars — mostly black girls with neatly constructed hairdos and big smiles — sit side by side in a …

Child abuse and neglect linked to gender inequality

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Phys.org July 27, 2017 Children growing up in societies that experience high levels of gender inequality—irrespective of whether these are developed or developing countries—are more likely to be maltreated. This is according to a cross-national analysis of data from 57 countries worldwide, conducted by Joanne Klevens and Katie Ports of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. …

Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia? There’s an app for that

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Los Angeles Times July 21, 2017 By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia have always been a contentious issue. Women have only recently won a limited right to vote, they can’t work close to men and the debate over whether they should be allowed to drive has gone on for years. The World Economic Forum in its 2016 report …

Digital tool teaches Indian boys about gender equality

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In Rajasthan, a social project employs audio stories accessed by mobile phones to talk about child marriage and puberty. Al Jazeera English March 5, 2017 By Shaifali Agrawal Rajasthan, India – Nineteen-year-old Sahil*, who lives in Kolaheda village in the northern state of Rajasthan, felt embarrassed and confused about the way his body changed during his adolescence. It was not …