Women in business: international organizations' efforts. The World Economic Forum

As a part of the series "Women in business: international organizations' efforts", the spotlight here is on the World Economic Forum and its Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme, which engages top-level business and political leaders on gender parity issues. Every year, Senior Director Saadia Zahidi and her team issue the Global Gender Gap Report, to measure and rank the progress of all countries around the world in addressing the gender gap by collating a number of country indicators into a comparison index.

Globally, argues the Forum, the health and education gender gaps have been closed meaning that men and women receive almost the same level of attention and resources when it comes to health and education. The economic and political participation gaps, however, are currently at 60% and 19%, respectively, which makes us believe that the issue must be larger than simply lack of resources to be invested in women's education and health. Having attained that parity, as the numbers show, there must be something else that stops women from full political and economic participation. It is on these issues that the Forum intends to focus through the work of its three national-level taskforces in Turkey, Mexico and Japan, hoping to replicate these three pilots in other countries.

The Forum aspires to closing the economic gender gap in these countries by 10% in 3 years. Ambitious indeed.

Views: 167


You need to be a member of Global Ethics Network to add comments!

Join Global Ethics Network

Carnegie Council

Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats? Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap," discusses privacy, surveillance, and more in the context of counterterrorism.

A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

"The existing divide in American foreign policy discourse has been the extent to which the U.S. must actively propagate and spread its values, or defend them or promote them even when there is no interest at stake," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How does American civil society demand consideration of moral and ethical concerns in the decisions both to go to war and how the war will be prosecuted?

Suleimani Is Dead, but Diplomacy Shouldn’t Be

Carnegie Council fellow and Pacific Delegate Philip Caruso advocates for the value of diplomacy in the aftermath of the U.S. killing Iran's general Qassem Suleimani. "Iran cannot win a war against the United States, nor can the United States afford to fight one," he argues. This article was originally published in "Foreign Policy" and is posted here with kind permission.





© 2020   Created by Carnegie Council.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

The views and opinions expressed in the media, comments, or publications on this website are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by Carnegie Council.