Gender equality in the workplace remains elusive

ILOSTAT data show that progress is needed in many areas and in every region to achieve gender equality in the labour market. The analysis, which looks at pay, participation in management and opportunities for young women, highlights the challenges we face on International Parity at Work Day, which aims to champion the value of diversity and raise awareness of persistent workplace inequality. While most of us are aware that women are often paid less than men in the same occupation, ILOSTAT data show where the gaps are largest. The median…

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P&G 2019 Citizenship Report Highlights Commitment to Community Impact, Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability

The Procter & Gamble Company has released its 2019 Citizenship Report, detailing progress in its Citizenship focus areas of Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability built on the foundation of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. From reaching its 2020 goal of providing 15 billion liters of clean water through its Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program, to using its voice to spark conversations about gender and racial equality, 2019 was a year in which P&G’s leadership made a meaningful impact in the community and with the Company’s…

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The second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism highlights how tourism can advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, launched the second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism on 6 November 2019. The Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010 provided the first look and a baseline study on the situation of women in the tourism sector. The second edition of the report considers how the situation has evolved and provides a thorough assessment of tourism’s contribution towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5…

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UN Women HeForShe movement rallies students in Canada for gender equality

HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality, is embarking on its third #GetFree University Tour and this year, with a focus on engaging students in Canada to take action for a gender equal world. This year’s tour is building on the success of the inaugural 2015 #GetFree Tour in the UK and France that reached over 140,000 students and the US-based 2018 #GetFree Tour that reached over 85,000 students. The tour is expected to reach over 100,000 student leaders and advocates. In Canada, the United Nations is partnering…

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P&G Advances Systemic Change for Gender Equality in Advertising at 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity

Procter & Gamble Company has advanced its commitment to gender equality through a series of new actions, commitments and partnerships to increase diversity throughout the creative supply chain, leading to more accurate and positive portrayals of women in advertising and media, and driving growth and social good. Women and girls are inaccurately or negatively portrayed in 29 percent of ads and media programs*, and women continue to be underrepresented behind the camera: only 32 percent of Chief Marketing Officers, 33 percent of Chief Creative Officers and a mere 10 percent…

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