Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Gender"

    Nigerian women ‘must be politically visible’ in 2019

Nigerian women ‘must be politically visible’ in 2019

As Nigeria enters another election cycle in 2019, women have been urged to close ranks and become critical players in the nation’s electoral process, rather than being mere followers.It is believed that this would ensure their proper political representation at all levels of governance.This formed part of deliberations that dominated the media women forum (MWF) workshop on “Mobilising Women for [...]

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    Chevening, Nigeria and the gender equality question

Chevening, Nigeria and the gender equality question

On Saturday, I sat in a hall alongside 1,699 Chevening scholars from 140 countries of the world. It was an immense feeling. This bunch was full of lawyers, doctors, policy wonks, software engineers, journalists and of course leaders across all fields of study.Sometime in 2016, 65,000 people from across these 140 nations of the world had applied for the Chevening [...]

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    Canada introduces ‘X’ as third gender category on passports

Canada introduces ‘X’ as third gender category on passports

Canadian passport holders will have a third option for identifying their gender, “M” for male, “F” for female or “X” for unspecified.The move was disclosed in a statement by Ahmed Hussein, minister of refugees, immigration and citizenship Canada (IRCC).Canadian officials said the change is meant to offer transgender individuals the option to accurately describe their gender identity without being forced [...]

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    Equity: The new gender agenda

Equity: The new gender agenda

The new unlimited space given the liberals has birthed so many changes, creating a brand new world that we almost do not recognize anymore.For instance, the word “partner” has replaced spouse/husband/wife in many multinationals. It has become more acceptable to protect the people at the other divide, a brand new way of life that has eroded the two gender types [...]

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    Lagarde: At this rate, economic gender inequality will not be closed in 170 years

Lagarde: At this rate, economic gender inequality will not be closed in 170 years

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says at the current rate of change, the world may not achieved economic gender equality (equal pay) in 170 years.Speaking at the Glamour awards in Los Angeles, where she was awarded woman of the year, Lagarde shared her own experiences, on gender cracks and successes; how she went from a [...]

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    Equality vs Equity – Week 8

Equality vs Equity – Week 8

Gender equality is a widely acclaimed topic that over the years assumes the existence of only one gender, the female gender. The messages and campaigns relay a situation that women have deliberately been cheated and sidelined in the workplace as well as at home.It paints a picture that women experience injustice, especially as men do not want women at the [...]

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    Women ‘work more than men, but earn far less’

Women ‘work more than men, but earn far less’

Women around the world bear the burden of unpaid labour, work more hours than men, yet earn just a little over half of what what men earn, according to the Global Gender Gap report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).  "Women around the world on average earning just over half of what men earn despite, on average, working longer hours taking paid [...]

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