Tech diversity, Twitter trolls and other must-read gender stories of the week

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

A weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world — in business, health, education and politics.

Young women are still less likely to negotiate a job offer. Why? (World Economic Forum)

Solutions for improving diversity in tech. (CIO)

The gender patent gap may be the reason women lag in venture capital. (Bloomberg)

When women constitute more than 25% of a group their influence dramatically changes the culture. (Foreign Policy)

5 female coders who changed the world that you’ve probably never heard of. (World Economic Forum)

Women’s Equality Party sets Theresa May goals for first 100 days as PM. (The Guardian)

Afghanistan: Using technology to empower women. (Al Jazeera)

Indian Muslim women defy tradition — and men — to be judges. (Reuters)

‘Thailand is closed to sex trade’, says country’s first female tourism minister. (The Daily Telegraph)

5000 women a year killed in the name of ‘honour’. (World Economic Forum)

Leslie Jones’s Twitter abuse and why relying on users to report bullies isn’t enough. (The Guardian)

For Brazil’s women, laws are not enough to deter rampant violence. (NPR)

The US team in Rio will have more women than men for the second Olympics in a row. (Business Insider)

Stories from the women on the front lines of Turkey’s coup. (Quartz)

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“For those in the prime of their formative and creative years, the Internet is a world of opportunity. It is also an ideal platform for learning the skills that empower them to become more independent and self-sufficient. The entire generation of youth in Afghanistan deserves to gain control over their futures.”

Roya Mahboob
The first tech chief executive in Afghanistan, founder of Afghan Citadel Software (ACS)
Afghanistan: Using technology to empower women
Al Jazeera, 22 July 2016

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