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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,...

GEC #13 Gender Equality in China

Author: Suzy Ma-Milonas – China FM GEC Representative The status of Chinese women, in ancient times and even in early modern times, can be summed up in one sentence: "Women don't even have a place to put their feet". Following the founding of the People's Republic of China and according to the precepts advocated by Chairman Mao Zedong: "Women can have half the sky"! The role of access to education...

GEC #12 The Japanese Case

Author: Kevin Naylor – Japan FMA GEC Representative It is my great privilege to be asked to share my thoughts here for the FMA Gender Equality Committee on behalf of en world Japan, FMA’s partner here in Tokyo. I would like to take a slightly different approach to my colleagues who have shared thus far and start with our story here at en world. I will start with the context....

GEC #11 Inequality of Compensation and Employment in USA

Author: Len Adams – U.S. FMA GEC Representative Gender Inequality concerning both compensation and employment is a genuine issue around the world, with the US being no exception. Covid has magnified the problem concerning women even further. Unemployment among women has increased due to Covid based on several factors: Industries that traditionally hire more women (hospitality, retail) have been incredibly hard hit by Covid, causing more layoffs.The coronavirus shutdowns have...

GEC #10 Gender Equality in Senior Management: the South African Model

Author: Lloyd Dicks – South Africa FMA GEC Representative Soon after apartheid was abolished in 1994, South Africa adopted a Constitution that is one of the most progressive in the world.  Apart from for it’s Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (a policy that attempts to redress the wrongs of apartheid), the SA Constitution specifically forbids the discrimination based on grounds such as Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, Religion etc.  This has...