New research in support of UN Women’s HeForShe movement reveals challenge now faced by gender equality

TEAM LEWIS Foundation has released findings from a new global survey conducted with HeForShe, the UN Women’s entity for engaging men and boys in support of gender equality and empowerment of women. The global study revealed the new challenges gender equality now faces.  The study shows that gender equality has lost ground to other societal issues. When asked, the public ranked gender equality as only the 10th most pressing issue. It has been demoted by topics such as climate change and healthcare.  Climate change hurts women more. The misconception: 53% of women think climate change effects everyone…

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UN Women and Serviceplan partner to promote gender equality

UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States and Serviceplan Health & Life are partnering in an innovative campaign to increase awareness on gender equality and women’s empowerment, particularly in the world of work. The campaign proposes a new Arabic character: The “All-Genders Sign” which makes it possible to include everyone and illustrates the importance of including all individuals in how we communicate to design and lead a workplace for success. The use of the “All-Genders Sign” in a series of mock job advertisements highlights that both women and men…

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UN Women, International Capital Market Association and IFC launch new guide on the use of sustainable bonds to advance gender equality

UN Women, IFC and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) have launched a new practical guide to using sustainable bond issuances to advance gender equality, entitled “Bonds to Bridge the Gender Gap: A Practitioner’s Guide to Using Sustainable Debt for Gender Equality”. Gender inequalities persist in every country and society around the world but COVID-19 has revealed how the crisis has disproportionally affected women. With less than a decade remaining to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, financing solutions that drive gender equality must be accelerated. Global debt capital…

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UN Women and AFD unveil new Report on Public Development Banks’ contributions to advancing gender equality

UN Women and the Agence française de développement (AFD) have launched the “Public Development Banks Driving Gender Equality” report, with learnings from participating institutions on their contribution to gender equality. The launch took place at the “Gender Equality, Climate Change and Funding” thematic session on the 20 October, organized by the two institutions in the context of the Finance in Common Summit (FICS) – Gender Equality on 19 and 20 October 2021 in Rome. The report celebrates accomplishments and renews the sense of urgency, accountability, ambition, and transformative possibility around…

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Secret Deodorant Announces Partnership With Serena Williams to Advance Gender Equality

At the 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, Secret Deodorant, a longtime champion of women’s equality and advocate for female athletes, announced a new partnership with Serena Williams to further progress gender equality and pledged an additional $1 million in support of equality programs. As the archetype of strength, determination and perseverance to achieve her goals and break records, Williams offers her unique experience and perspective as a female athlete and change agent. To begin, she and Secret are conducting a study on “Gender Inequality in Sports” to explore gender…

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