‘Femtech’, child marriage and other must-read gender stories of the week

Image: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Employment Initiatives and Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum


First female elected to lead Japanese opposition party. (Japan Times)

Women reign on Emmy favorites, but few are involved in making them. (The Guardian)

It’s time to pay women what they’re worth with titles to match. (Quartz)

Women who worked for Obama used this tactic to be heard. (Attn:)

More women than ever are putting off retirement. (Bloomberg)

Success for women entrepreneurs in poor countries means enlisting men. (Reuters)

Child marriage is legal in more than 100 countries, including the United States. (Quartz)

One million refugees who have fled South Sudan are mostly women and children: UN. (Al Jazeera)

The UN must focus on gender equality: Melinda Gates. (Time)

’Femtech‘ founders call for high ethical bar for use of women’s intimate data. (TechCrunch)

It’s time American women’s equality was added to the constitution. (The Guardian)

This Polish law would imprison women who have abortions. (Time)

Egypt’s divorced women demand their share of assets. (Al-Monitor)

‘Dear Sirs’ goes gender-neutral. (The Guardian)

Women account for over 60% of the world’s illiterate. Source: UN Women, September 2015

Image: unwomen.org

Quote of the week

“Women need to fight lots of invisible pressure in order to get a leg up in society. I may look strong but i am actually weak and shy. But by breaking the glass ceilling myself, I hope women, along with men who support them, will be encouraged to work harder and make Japan a less suffocating place to be.”

Renho, September 2, 2016
First female leader of the Democratic Party, Japan


Originally published at www.weforum.org.

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