International Women’s Day: Global misperceptions of equality and the need to Press for Progress

To mark International Women’s Day, and in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, a new global study by Ipsos in collaboration with International Women’s Day across 27 countries highlights the level of concern people around the world have about a number of equality issues.  In the United States, the findings show: Much like the rest of the world, Americans agree that sexual harassment (36%) is the biggest issue facing women and girls today. Sexual violence and equal pay come in as the second biggest concerns with 28% agreeing that these are…

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Closing the Gender Gap in Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services Could Unlock $330 Billion in Annual Global Revenue

Closing the gender gap in women’s access to financial products and services could unlock $330 billion in global annual revenue, according to a new report released from BNY Mellon and the United Nations Foundation. Increased market opportunities for financial services firms, along with greater financial inclusion and empowerment for women, are additional key outputs from narrowing this gap. The report, Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services, proposes actions to achieve major gains for both gender equality and market returns. By focusing on the financial sector, this…

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New comprehensive research into social media influencers published UK Public believes rules governing advertising by social media influencers confusing and unclear

Regulations governing how social media influencers advertise products online are confusing and unclear with the UK public overwhelmingly believing the system should be more transparent, new research reveals. The comprehensive survey into influencer marketing, published today, was carried out on behalf of Prizeology, a prize promotions agency specialising in promotional regulation and compliance and looked at how the public perceive rules and regulations around influencer marketing.  The research, carried out on 2015 members of the general public, looked at influencer marketing on social media platforms covering Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube…

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Commemoration of International Women’s Day amidst unprecedented global movement for women’s rights

Coming on the heels of unprecedented global efforts for women’s rights, equality and justice, International Women’s Day, 8 March, will put a spotlight on the tireless work of activists who have been central to these extraordinary movements worldwide. Under this year’s theme, “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”, events around the world will capture the vibrant work of activists and their mobilization for change. We will report on many of these iniatives over the coming days and weeks as we get more information on them. Through…

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Fake news and its impact on the charity sector

The Oxfam scandal has transformed the environment for international NGOs. They are under much more pressure than ever before to be as open and transparent as possible. The speed with which stories spread online demands immediate response. But what happens when the stories are false? This is something which is covered in a new report by the International Broadcasting Trust, the report is called Faking it and below is what Mark Galloway, IBT Director said on their website: How should NGOs respond to fake news? This is one of the…

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