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The gender gap no one is seeing — in company equity shares

Studies have shown that men tend to be perceived as more capable in work settings than women and are likely to receive more equity-based awards.
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How coronavirus has made India’s devastating gender gap even worse

Women in India already suffer from a wide gender gap in employment, wages and education. The Covid lockdown has set them back even further.
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Covid-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

UK mothers are one-and-a-half times more likely than fathers to have either lost their job or quit since the lockdown began, study shows.
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The gender gap problem is only getting compounded in the coronavirus pandemic

From leisure to hospitality to retail, entire industries in which women make up a greater share of the workforce have been brought to a halt.
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Want to know which countries are the best for women to work in? Here’s the list

In these countries, women who work are on an equal legal standing with men, and enjoy protections on gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.
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Gender gap across sectors reduces globally, but India falls 4 ranks to 112th: WEF report

World Economic Forum report says it will take 99.5 yrs — down from 108 — to fill overall gender gap. India only country where economic gap is larger than political.

Gender gap among students & researchers could be even worse than feared

The reason - in part - is because many men seem to have more confidence than women, and a simple rah-rah about women’s empowerment may not be the answer.
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These stats on gender inequality will surprise you

Around the world, the achievements of women are being celebrated on International Women’s Day, which began back in 1911. But the day also highlights the work that remains to be done in order to achieve gender parity. The theme for this year is #BalanceforBetter — encapsulating the idea that a gender —balanced world benefits everyone, economically and socially. And it’s up to everyone, men and women, to make it happen. As the following statistics show, there are huge differences in the types of inequality faced by women in different parts of the world — from cultural representation, to domestic burdens and child marriage. But through collective action and shared ownership, change is possible. 1. Women are 47% more likely to suffer severe injuries in car crashes because safety features are designed for men In their 2011 study of more than 45,000 crash victims over 11 years, researchers from the University of Virginia found...
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Men are first authors in 3 times as many academic papers published in India as women

According to the first large-scale analysis of gender in Indian research publishing, the gender gap doesn’t fluctuate much between different fields.
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How Hollywood brought women of STEM & arts together so they are no longer ‘Hidden Figures’

Women from across the world are coming together to boost their presence in STEM & arts.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

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China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.