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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

FACTS

GENDER PAY GAP

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

MILLION WOMEN RISE MARCH

 

(Updated on 18/02/2016)

 

 

FACTS :



 

  • Women's work around the world - in pictures
    "The midnight deadline for Britain’s largest companies to publish the median pay gap between female and male employees is only hours away. Last year the World Economic Forum found, globally, the gap widening across professions for the first time since it began collating data on gender and pay in 2006. Here Agence France-Presse presents a series of photos of women whose jobs have traditionally been done by men in their country."

    (theguardian.com)

  • Afghanistan’s First Female General Calls for More Women in Military - Text + Audio - 27 March 2018
    "In Afghanistan, joining the military is not an easy choice for women.
    But the 103 female cadets at the Marshal Fahim Military Academy in Kabul want to change the military culture."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Saudi Arabia Holds Car Show Just for Women - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 16 January 2018
    "Car manufacturers want Saudi Arabian women to buy their cars. The first car show specifically for women was recently held at a shopping center in city of Jeddah."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • 'Feminism' Is Merriam-Webster 'Word of the Year' - Text + Audio - 12 December 2017
    "Covfefe, dotard, rocket man, moron, recuse, collusion, complicit, and #MeToo are among the words and phrases that dominated the news in 2017.
    Yet a winner stands out. In 2017, a popular dictionary publisher says people looked up "feminism" more than any other."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • 'Time' Magazine Names Abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 6 December 2017
    "Time Magazine has named the “Silence Breakers” -- those who have publicly shared their stories of sexual abuse -- as its 2017 Person of the Year."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Saudi women to be allowed into sports stadiums for first time - 30 October 2017
    "Saudi women will be allowed into some of the country’s sports stadiums for the first time next year, in the latest in a string of reforms to Saudi Arabia’s ultra-conservative social laws." 

    (telegraph.co.uk)


  • Saudi Arabia Ends Ban on Women Drivers - Text + Audio - 27 September 2017
    "For the first time, Saudi Arabia will give women permission to drive motor vehicles. State media reported on Tuesday that King Salman ordered the change. Saudi Arabia was the only country to ban women drivers. It did not approve driver’s licenses for women and those who tried to drive were detained."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • How equal are you?
    "Type your country into the search box to find out how it ranks for gender equality.
    The figures are based on the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s annual Global Gender Gap report, which measures countries according to where women are more likely to be able to participate fully in political and economic life and enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

GENDER PAY GAP:




  • Almost three-quarters of large charities pay women less than men - with pictures - 2 May 2018
    "The average median pay gap in the voluntary sector is 5.4% but PDSA and Marie Stopes have gaps above 35%, Guardian analysis shows...
    In the charities sector, almost three out of four companies pay their female employees less than men...
    The pay gap at the animal charity PDSA is 44% in favour of men, despite 85% of the workforce being female."

    (theguardian.com)

  • One in 10 employers still to report on gender pay gap - 18 April 2018
    "A fortnight after the cutoff date for pay audit, 1,500 employers have not submitted their data"

    (theguardian.com)

 

  • Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap - Article + Photos - 23 August 2016
    "Women in the UK who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, according to a new report.
    Part-time working, missed promotions and less experience are all contributing to what is being branded a "mummy tax"."

    (BBC)

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL:

 

  • October 11 Marks International Day of the Girl - Text + Audio + Video - 11 October 2017
    "The United Nations established the day to bring attention to the needs and difficulties that girls face around the world.
    It also calls for empowerment and improved rights of the world’s 1.1 billion girls."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY :

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018:



 

 

  • Empowering Women a Top Goal for International Women’s Day - Text + Audio + Video - 7 March 2018
    "International Women’s Day events are being held Thursday in many cities around the world.
    This year, empowerment and activism are important as #MeToo and other social media movements are making news.
    Also, you will hear from a group helping women in countries affected by war."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)





 

  • 'Fearless Girl' Statue Appears on Wall Street - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 March 2017
    "People in the United States marked International Women’s Day in different ways. Some went on strike and stayed home from work.
    Others wore the color red. One investment group in New York City, however, celebrated in a different way. It put up a symbolic statue on Wall Street."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

International Women's Day: unfair load - in pictures - 8 March 2017
(theguardian.com)



A woman carries groceries in Accra, Ghana.



A woman carries toilet paper in Accra, Ghana.

 

  • Happy International Women's Day 2017! - 8 March 2017
    "This International Women's Day, we’ve chosen to look to the past to celebrate some of the female pioneers who paved the way to where we are today."
    - with a slideshow
    "We hope you enjoy the journey through time and space to learn about these phenomenal women!
    Visit Google Arts & Culture to continue the celebration and explore photographs, videos, and more of the heroines featured in today’s Doodle.
    Explore the Doodles of the women featured today (in order of appearance)..."

    (google.com)
  • Do you celebrate International Women's Day (8 March) where you live? 
    Children can find out about three important women from British history with our stories about Beatrix Potter, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale
    You can find all of these 'British tales' stories and more in our UK topic.

    (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

 

 

MILLION WOMEN RISE MARCH :

 

  • Million Women Rise: thousands march through central London - Article + Pictures + Video - 11 March 2017
    "Annual rally to campaign for an end to violence against women celebrates its 10th anniversary...
    Gathering for the 10th annual Million Women Rise march, the protesters marched through Oxford Circus chanting:
    “Whatever I wear, wherever I go, yes means yes and no means no”."

    (theguardian.com)
    People take part in the Million Women Rise march through central London.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE
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