#BlackWomenAtWork, tech-enabled abuse and other top gender stories of the week

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


#BlackWomenAtWork: Women speak out after criticism of journalist, congresswoman. (NPR)

Tech giants: All reports and no action when it comes to diversity? (Wired)

Education doesn’t solve the gender pay gap. (The Atlantic)

Cut the gender pay gap by increasing parental leave for fathers, UK MPs say. (The Independent)

Scientists build a menstrual biochip that does everything but bleed. (Wired)

A women’s place is in the home, say more millennials. (Quartz)

Oxford University fights ‘dead white male’ syndrome with portraits of women. (BBC)

Male subway riders uncomfortable. UN sexual harassment campaign launches. (Reuters)

India’s Ladycops: Documentary explores India’s women-only police stations. (Al Jazeera)

First International Muslim Women’s Day celebrated, March 27th. (Guardian Online)

African countries say they support women’s rights. But where’s the money? (The Conversation)

Of course we still need a Women’s History Month. Here’s why. (World Economic Forum)

Technology-facilitated abuse: The new breed of domestic violence. (The Conversation)

‘You cannot have peace if you don’t listen to women.’ Women in Burundi demand seat at the table. (New York Times)

Collecting DNA from sex workers to one day identify their bodies. (The Atlantic)

A Women’s Media Center study of top US news outlets shows women journalists report less of the news. Overall, men produce 62% of the analysed reports. Women produce 37.7%.
Source: Women’s Media Center, March 2017

Quote of the week

“When men or women turn to or on the media, yet fail to see women in our true diversity, there is a sense that all or some women literally don’t count. It’s crucial that the media report and reflect, not conceal and distort.”


Originally published at www.weforum.org.

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