Gender Equality

Targeted Actions Required to Increase and Improve Women’s Work Opportunities

Nearly 700 Companies Champion the Women’s Empowerment Principles, Commit to Advance Gender Equality, Reduce Discrimination and Monitor Progress
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New York, March 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are essential drivers in expanding economies worldwide. When more women work, economies grow. As the private sector is the engine driving 90 percent of today’s jobs, addressing chronic gender equality must be a top priority for the business community as well as other stakeholders. This was the message delivered today at the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Event, Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge.

Mars Chocolate Releases Gender Assessment Regarding Women Cocoa Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

Mars Committed to Empowering Women in Cocoa Communities as Part of Sustainable Cocoa Initiative.
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In April, Mars Chocolate signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles as a demonstration of their commitment to empowering women in the cocoa sector. As part of its commitment and to promote the principle of "Mutuality," Mars Chocolate is releasing a gender assessment regarding women cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire. The assessment in its entirety is available at www.cocoasustainability.com

Could I? Should I? Overcoming Ambivalence in Career Choices

Scenario workshops help women in science set career goals and confront gender bias
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In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support.

Girls Today. Leaders Tomorrow.

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Do you know what day it is? Yes, it’s Oct. 11, 2013, but do you know what we are celebrating today? Today is the first International Day of the Girl Child. The United Nations’ Resolution 66/170 declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. It recognizes girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

ESPN Promotes Gender Diversity With WomensJobList.com

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ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- ESPN demonstrates its commitment to gender diversity with a membership to the diversity job board WomensJobList.com and the purchase of a Bronze job posting package. ESPN is the first major sports media company to engage WomensJobList.com, as Meghan Kirk elaborates below.

"It's great to have ESPN on board and leading the way. We are looking forward to having ESPN's jobs listed and available to our pool of talented candidates."

Weaving Gender Equality Into the Garment Sector in India

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A project led by Social Accountability International has ​ been working, over the last three years, to tip the balance in favor of women who work in the ready-made garment sector in India. The focus of the project has been on three main manufacturing cities: Bangalore, New Delhi and Tirupur.

A Sampling of the FedEx Global Citizenship Report

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By Mitch Jackson

We recently published our fifth annual FedEx Global Citizenship Report. If you have looked at it, you know that it is an information-packed report of FedEx actions relating to corporate social responsibility. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to do so.

The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries Projects

June 24th deadline for 1 page applications to promote gender equality in academia and build capacity in developing world libraries
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Boston, May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs. The deadline for applications is June 24th 2013. Grants will be awarded in December 2013 and provide one, two and three year awards between US$ 5,000 to US$ 50,000 per year for a total of US$ 100,000.

UN Global Compact Monthly Bulletin - April 2013

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

With 550 Corporate Champions, Women’s Empowerment Principles Drive Critical Private Sector Change to Advance Gender Equality and Inclusion

Inaugural WEPs Leadership Awards Salute Five CEOs as Champions
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New York,  March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Bolstered by nearly 550 chief executive supporters around the world, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, highlighted the urgency to achieve gender balance at all levels of business operations at today’s 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Event, Inclusion: Strategy for Change.

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