UN agencies, together with the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, call for reform of nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender

At a high level event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, UN Women, the UN Development Programme, UNHCR, and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights called for reform of nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender. Twenty-five countries retain nationality laws that deny women the right to confer citizenship on their children on an equal basis with men. More than fifty countries have nationality laws with gender-discriminatory provisions, with most denying women the same right as men to pass nationality to a non-citizen spouse. Gender…

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Gender equality experts recommend key actions for COVID-19 response and recovery for G7 leaders

As the pandemic is moving beyond a global health crisis and morphing into a labour market, social and economic crisis, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and European Commission Head of Service for Foreign Policy Instruments Hilde Hardeman, and International Labour Organization (ILO) Deputy Director-General for Policy Deborah Greenfield today convened Ministers, CEOs, and business associations, trade unions, civil society and academia representatives at the High-Level Roundtable, “The G7’s role in ensuring women’s economic empowerment and security in the post-COVID future”. The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to women’s…

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Public affairs industry pledge to support women

Following results of the Women in Public Affairs survey last year, Women in Public Affairs have launched a new industry pledge to raise industry standards and support the progression of women in the industry.  The pledge, backed by the PRCA, calls on businesses to publish salary bands for roles; commit to neither putting on, nor appear, on all male panels; and establish a sexual harassment policy and clear point of contact. The Women in PA survey published in October 2019 found that 1 in 4 (27%) women in the sector say…

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ASA – Rulings Podcast: Gender, Politics and Activism

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Rulings Podcast: Gender, Politics and Activism. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. The latest episode of our Rulings podcast is now available, covering four major rulings on three topics. We’ve looked at cases on political advertising, harmful gender stereotypes and animal rights activism. Politics, gender and activists In this episode, hosted by James Miller, two…

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ASA – Our new gender rule – one week on

The  ASA/ CAP have released a post called: Our new gender rule – one week on. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. A week ago last Friday the new rule banning harmful gender stereotypes came into force. The new rule states that: [Advertisements] must not include gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence. This was the…

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