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GEC #1-2021 Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi: two women first of their kind

Author: Salvatore Corradi - FM Chairman What better occasion than the very first 2021 article of the Gender Equality Committee to talk about "firsts"? We decided to do it through two women who, regardless of political likes or dislikes, made the history of their nation and were "first of their kind". I'm talking about Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi, two Americans who have claimed the role of symbols of all-female...

Best Wishes – Holiday Season 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7T0cpYekmc At the end of this, to say the least, complex year, I want to share with you some reflections through this 60-second video that traces a series of points that are significant to me, to us as a company and, I hope, they will be to you too. You may notice some technical inaccuracies in the video due to the need to share this message in the short and...

GEC #19 Gender Pop

Author: Irene Marineo The different has always been frightening and what is considered foreign intimidates. What various institutions are still trying to do today is to reverse this trend, to consider diversity as a value, because it is precisely from the confrontation with different realities that new opportunities arise. To confirm this, just think that if researchers did not think "outside the box" there would be no innovations and new...

GEC #18 Religion and Gender Equality

Author: Salvatore Corradi - FM Chairman On October 3, Pope Francis signed the encyclical on fraternity and social friendship entitled "All Brothers", letter that has sparked not a few controversies. The Holy Father's intentions were to sensitize the faithful to a better political activity, which was more "popular" and less "populist", also paying particular attention to the issue of the inclusion of foreigners and those most in need. However, the...

GEC #17 Gender Diversity in the UK

Author: Anne Jagger – UK FM GEC Representative In 1918, the UK government passed The Representation of the People Act, which paved the way for women to vote in UK elections for the first time. As with much equality legislation, then and now, it fell short of granting parity to those it sought to equalise. The first draft of the act merely granted voting rights to women over the age...

GEC #16 Гендерна нерівність: п’ять порушень прав жінок в Україні

Author: Dmytro Klim – Ukraine FM GEC Representative Жінки в Україні мають рівні можливості з чоловіками, було б бажання і здібності їх втілити – така думка є доволі поширеною. Втім хибною, наголошують експерти і доводить статистика. Українки досі зазнають дискримінацій за ознакою статі. Тут зібрані найбільш поширені порушення прав жінок в Україні. Жертви домашнього насильства.  Найбільшим кричущим порушенням прав жінок в Україні залишається домашнє насильство. Щороку від рук кривдників гине...

GEC #15 Poland’s achievements on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Maciej Michalewski Poland FM GEC Representative Podsumowując rok 2020 w kontekście równouprawnienia płci w Polsce, warto zwrócić uwagę na opublikowany przez Bank Światowy raport "Women, Business and the Law 2020”. W raporcie przedstawiono stopień równego traktowania płci w poszczególnych krajach, które ułożono w rankingu. Raport przygotowany został na podstawie wyników globalnej analizy równości prawnej kobiet i mężczyzn. Wzięto pod uwagę 190 państw i 35 kategorii. Przedmiotem analizy były wpływ...

GEC #14 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today, November 25, the "International day for the elimination of violence against women" is celebrated. It is an opportunity to remind the world how important it is not to remain indifferent to a phenomenon that is still prevalent on a global scale. As reported by the World Health Organization, violence against women is a serious public health problem and a serious violation of women's rights. According to WHO global estimates,...