8 sexist laws from around the world, more freedom for Saudi women, and other top gender stories of the week

Ray of Light from a mobile phone illuminates a Saudi woman’s face during Iraqi singer Majid Al Muhandis’ live performance. Image: REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work System Initiative, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva


Cautious welcome to Saudi decree over guardian system. (Al Jazeera)

8 sexist laws you won’t believe still exist. (World Economic Forum)

Record number of women Labour candidates for 2017 UK General Election. (Huffington Post)

How many women are working on the Senate version of the Republican health care bill? (Quartz)

Yellen says women still face challenges in workplace. (Washington Post)

All About Breast Pumps. The state of women’s health tech: not great, but getting better. (Wired)

More diversity in tech means less talk, more action. (CIO)

Abortion in war time: How women break taboos in Yemen. (Middle East Eye)

The awful pinkness of period apps. (The Atlantic)

Men more involved in parenting than ever before: global survey.(Reuters)

Chart of the week: The capable chauvinist: Percent of citizens of selected countries who believe men are more capable than women.

Quote of the week

“47 percent of students at top-50 law schools are female, and women obtain 40 percent of MBAs from top programs. Nonetheless, women are still poorly represented among corporate CEOs, as partners in top law firms, and as executives in finance.”

Janet Yellen Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

‘So We All Can Succeed’, speech presented at Brown University, 5 May, 2017


Originally published at www.weforum.org.

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