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Girls at 80 Cisco Offices Learn About Careers in Technology

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By Jennifer Barr

April 25 was International Girls in ICT Day, a global event held on the fourth Thursday in April each year to help inspire girls to consider a future in technology. The number of girls and young women opting to study technology-related disciplines is on the decline in most countries worldwide.

The Business Case for Gender Equality

Women's Empowerment Principles: Inclusion is a Strategy for Change
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International Women's Day on March 8 is designated a celebratory day of reflection on some of the year's greatest advancements and achievements for women. Since the launch of UN Women and the UN Global Compact Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in 2010, the annual WEPs event in New York serves as a forum to look at empowerment in the workplace and share best practices.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - March 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

 

 

Newsletter

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

 

 

Report: What Science is Missing When Women are Missing

From biochemical discoveries to seat belt design, women matter a lot, findings show
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A new report features examples of novel approaches to supporting women’s career progression, especially in the early stages.  Titled From Ideas to Markets: the Gender Factorit shows how gender can make research more meaningful and open up new markets for scientific knowledge.

New Gender Benchmarking Study: Brazil Succeeding in Providing a Positive STI Environment for Women

However overall numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline
Press Release

SÃO PAOLO, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in many, including the United States. Results from Brazil show that despite women having a strong representation in parts of the science, technology and innovation sector, and a slight increase in engineering, physics and computer science, overall numbers are on the decline.

RAGS Project Engages Primark on Gender Discrimination

Primark's Ethical Trade Manager explains how the RAGS project workshops support the company's supplier development initiatives
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In 2012, Social Accontability International's (SAI) RAGS Project exceeded its targets for number of participants in workshops to combat gender discrimination in the ready-made garment sector by raising awareness through the workshop, 'Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination.' Led by SAI I

SAI's RAGS Project Exceeds Targets to Combat Gender Discrimination

The Project’s workshops in India offer a timely focus on gender discrimination to foster change
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SAI's RAGS Project continues at full steam across India. Led by SAI India Project Director Rishi Sher Singh, the project in 2012 convened 13 workshops, with 307 participants from 131 factories to implement “Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination” in the ready-made garment sector. This exceeds the project’s initial targets of 270 participants and 100 factories.
 
These trainings are being supported and co-delivered by local organizations such as SAVE in Tirupur and Sutradhara in Delhi. The RAGS program is supported by UKAID from the Department for International Development (DFID).
Newsletter
SAI's RAGS Project continues at full steam across India. Led by SAI India Project Director Rishi Sher Singh, the project in 2012 convened 13 workshops, with 307 participants from 131 factories to implement “Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination” in the ready-made garment sector. This exceeds the project’s initial targets of 270 participants and 100 factories.
 
These trainings are being supported and co-delivered by local organizations such as SAVE in Tirupur and Sutradhara in Delhi. The RAGS program is supported by UKAID from the Department for International Development (DFID).

Rio+20 Round-Up on Drylands, Desertification and Drought

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At the Rio+20 summit, negotiations on the text have concluded but events continue as heads of state arrive. Here's a mid-conference news round-up covering issues of desertification, land degradation and drought.

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At the Rio+20 summit, negotiations on the text have concluded but events continue as heads of state arrive. Here's a mid-conference news round-up covering issues of desertification, land degradation and drought.

Who Cares More About CSR, Men or Women?

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By Bahar Gidwani

We assume that the people who sign up for our CSRHUB service do so because they care about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.  They need CSR data to benchmark their company against another, do research for an article or study, or to decide when and how to take action regarding a company.

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