WaterAid calls on governments to tackle gender inequality

WaterAid is calling on governments to tackle gender inequality by ensuring all women and girls have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene (WASH). Currently one in three women and girls live without a decent toilet and it is estimated that 335 million girls go to school without water and soap available for washing their hands when changing sanitary pads. Across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South America many girls report feeling fear, shame and embarrassment due to the lack of information, support and facilities to manage their menstruation…

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London Mayor and Wikipedia join forces to challenge gender inequality online

The Mayor of London has joined forces with Wikipedia and Bloomberg to tackle the significant problem of gender inequality online. As part of his gender equality campaign, #BehindEveryGreatCity, Sadiq has brought together secondary school girls from across London, women from the tech industry and Wikipedia’s experts to create a burst of new Wikipedia pages about women, and to call on the tech industry to help more women and girls to get involved. It comes after Wikipedia revealed that 83 per cent of its biographies are about men and that 85…

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