Now you can get gender equality stories on your Alexa device

UN Women’s new Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Skill, “Stories on Gender Equality,” captures the unique and powerful stories of people around the world, through compelling accounts of their daily sustainable development challenges and how they are bringing about change. Alexa and Echo users can enable the Flash Briefing Skill on their devices and listen to a new audio story every week. You can hear the story of Jaha Dukureh, who was only a week old when she went through Female Genital Mutilation and is now fighting to stop the practice…

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European first as Council agrees new support for domestic abuse victims

A leading Scottish Council is set to be the first in Europe to offer additional leave provision to employees who are victims of domestic abuse after Councillors agreed a new special leave policy. South Ayrshire Council is believed to be the first in Europe to introduce a new ‘safe leave’ policy – inspired by New Zealand’s Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill – that will give employees paid time off to get the help and support they need for themselves and their families. Approval of the policy follows a motion from…

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21st edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO international awards for women in science

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated on 11 February, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced the laureates of the 21st International Awards For Women in Science, which honours outstanding women scientists, from all over the world. These exceptional women are recognized for the excellence of their research in the fields of material science, mathematics and computer science. Each laureate receive €100,000 and their achievements will be celebrated alongside those of 15 promising young women scientists from around the world at an…

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No place for alcohol marketing in sport

The chair of Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) Vivienne MacLaren spoke at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 20th February to highlight the reality of not accepting sponsorship from the alcohol and gambling industries / talk about the real impact on grassroots sport without the income from alcohol and gambling industries. Presenting to the Cross-Party Group on Improving Scotland’s Health, this discussion comes shortly after the Scottish Government have committed to consult and engage on a range of measures, including mandatory restrictions, on alcohol marketing to protect children and young people in…

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We Are F: The Agency Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

This month, media agency, We Are F celebrated their first anniversary since beginning their mission to aid female entrepreneurs in and around London. Founders, Federica Pecis and Federica Attanasio, experienced a roaring start in 2018 and are looking to continue this momentum right into 2019 and beyond. We Are F’s first year was one of tremendous success for even established agencies. This year alone, the company won several prestigious pitches across disruptive new markets, sports, and the accounts of several small businesses and influencers. Federica Pecis, Co-Founder at We Are F,…

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