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June 17th

Microsyllabus: Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth

Gender-affirming care is safe, effective, and life-saving care for trans and gender-diverse youth. Of the more than 300,000 high school-aged transgender youth in the United States today, 35% live in states that have passed bans on gender-affirming care.Readmore

Nov 1

30 Years Together. . . Until There's A Cure!

Until There’s A Cure® is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemicReadmore

Sep 18

Breaking the Silos: A New U.S. Strategy Linking Gender Equality & Climate Action

Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment strengthens our ability to combat climate change, helping us to reduce emissions and build resilience.Readmore

Oct 08

US economist wins Nobel for work on gender gap

The Nobel prize in economics was awarded to American economist Claudia Goldin yesterday for research that has helped bring understanding to the role of women in the labour market.Readmore

Sep 26

Women, power, and cancer: A Lancet Commission

THE LANCET: Gender inequalities worsen women’s access to cancer prevention, detection and care; experts call for transformative feminist approachReadmore


The world's most gender-equal countries

How is the world doing on gender equality? According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the picture is mixed. The needle is moving in the right direction, according to its latest Global Gender Gap report, but incrementallyReadmore


Central African Republic faces humanitarian crisis with 2.4 million people needing aid, UN says

Central African Republic is facing a humanitarian crisis with 2.4 million people in need of assistance and the U.N.’s $534 million appeal only 36% funded, a U.N. official said Wednesday.Readmore


UN Goal of Achieving Gender Equality by 2030 Is Impossible Because of Biases Against Women

“The world is failing women and girls,” UN Women, the agency promoting gender equality, and the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in “The Gender Snapshot 2023” report.Readmore


Compilation guidelines for measurement of gender-in-trade statistics

Gender gaps continue to exist in all spheres of life, including the economy and international trade. Yet, data about how women and men participate in international trade and how trade affects them is not collected and produced systematically.Readmore


Improving statistics on gender and trade in developing countries

When it comes to understanding and fostering women’s economic empowerment, measuring the gender dimension of trade has emerged as an increasingly important endeavour.Readmore


5 Goals to Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. There has been progress over the last decades, but the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030.Readmore


The Gender Gap is Widening in Cyber

The recent review by the UK Government on cybersecurity skills in the labor market has revealed an alarming statistic – the representation of women in the cyber workforce has dropped to a mere 17%, down from the previous year’s 22%.Readmore


For transgender kids, a frantic rush for treatment amid bans

As a third grader in Utah, mandolin-playing math whiz Elle Palmer said aloud what she had only before sensed, telling a friend she planned to transfer schools the following year and hoped her new classmates would see her as a girl.Readmore


Ban on gender-affirming care for minors takes effect in North Carolina

Transgender youth in North Carolina lost access Wednesday to gender-affirming medical treatments after the Republican-led General Assembly overrode the governor’s vetoes of that legislation and other bills touching on gender in sports and LGBTQ+ instrucReadmore


Gender pay gap in U.S. hasn’t changed much in two decades

The gender gap in pay has remained relatively stable in the United States over the past 20 years or so. In 2022, women earned an average of 82% of what men earned, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- andReadmore

July 8

By men, about men: how bad is the gender research gap for women in exercise science?

A new audit shows that most sports research is conducted by men on other men – meaning we don’t even know if women should be doing things differentlyReadmore

May 3

Call for Action to Accelerate Gender Equality in the Water Domain

The UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) coordinates a Call for Action to accelerate the achievement of gender equality in the water domain, together with a Multi-stakeholder Coalition composed by Member States’ institutions, UN agencies, inteReadmore

Aug 3

Study finds that Pacific Island communities could manage water better with sex-disaggregated data

The survey by UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme analysed gendered roles in accessing and managing water on Malolo Island in Fiji, where villagers are largely reliant on rainfall, owing to the absence of rivers and lakes.Readmore


How to create a more gender inclusive workplace

‘Bropropriation’, or the act of men taking credit for women’s ideas or work, can be curtailed by educating employees on the issue, promoting gender diversity in the C-suite, and creating clear communication channelsReadmore


UNESCO highlights initiatives to close the gender gap in the digital realm at CSW67

UNESCO reiterated its commitment to accelerating women’s empowerment and gender equality through innovation and technological change in the digital age at the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67).Readmore


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and UN Women join forces for gender equality

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding today in New York.Readmore


Technology is playing key role in gender equality reversals, says UN chief

“The gender digital divide is fast becoming the new face of gender inequality,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres during a town hall with women’s civil society held on Monday, 13 March, during the 67th Session of the CommissionReadmore


5 ways women can use pay transparency to negotiate a raise

With new salary range laws rolling out across the US, experts say that pay transparency is a leading tool for narrowing the gender pay gap.Readmore


Study Highlights Challenges Facing Transgender and Non-Binary Workers

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights some of the challenges that transgender and non-binary staff can face at work.Readmore


Being adaptive at work may be the golden ticket to combat gender inequalities

A study from The University of Western Australia’s Business School has revealed that women who adapt to changes in their work teams are recognised more than their male counterparts.Readmore


Only 14 countries have full equal rights for women

14 countries in the world which offer full legal protections to womenReadmore

Mar 8

Study examines straight men and their sexual attraction to transgender women

Some straight men said they sexually desire transgender women because of the women’s supposed hyper-feminine traits.Readmore

6 Mar

Scholar highlights tech and gender equality at UN

A New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholar will highlight the role newborn screening can play in advancing gender equality Readmore

5 Mar

Spain plans to introduce cabinet gender equality law

Spain’s prime minister plans to bring in a gender quota at the highest levels of government Readmore

Feb 25

Feminism taught me all I need to know about men like Trump and Putin

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolded, I was reminded over and over again of the behaviour of abusive ex-husbands and boyfriends. At first he thinks that he can simply bully her into returning. When it turns out she has no desire to return, he shiftReadmore

Feb 26

NYC teacher tells kids that Nintendo characters have sexual-gender identities: ‘Peach is a massive lesbian’

New York City Department of Education presented to middle-school students that Nintendo characters have different sexual and gender identitiesReadmore

Feb 24

‘Gender equality should be a key index in measuring health of democracy’

Gender empowerment is too often left out of the calculus when evaluating the strength of a country’s democracy, says Malini ParthasarathyReadmore

Feb 24

Anti-LGBTQ activism goes unchallenged at the top of Crook County schools

Crook County School District believes that all books offered in our school libraries should be age-appropriate and not contain sexually-explicit or sexually-graphic materialReadmore

Feb 21

On 'gender-neutral' God, Putin slams Church of England: 'They don't know...'

Christians have recognized since ancient times that God is neither male nor femaleReadmore

Feb 19

The trans ‘queen mother’ reclaiming Fiji’s third gender – photo essay

Reggie Mcgoon has taken inspiration from vakasalewalelewa – a traditional term for transgender women which was nearly erased by colonial ruleReadmore

Feb 18

Transgender care targeted into adulthood in these states

Gender-affirming care reduces the risk of mental health problems and suicidal thoughtsReadmore

Feb 16

Black Americans Firmly Support Gender Equality but Are Split on Transgender and Nonbinary Issues

Nearly six-in-ten want organizations working for Black progress to address the distinct challenges facing Black LGBTQ peopleReadmore

Feb 16

U.S. Republicans target transgender youth health care in legislative push

Republican legislators across the United States have escalated a campaign to ban certain health care for transgender youths, in some cases seeking to charge parents and doctors with child abuse if they provide treatment.Readmore

Feb 08


Gender equality in education is still a challengeReadmore

Feb 08

Is God They/Them? Church of England considers gender-neutral pronouns.

The Church of England is exploring whether to use gender-neutral language instead of referring to God solely with masculine pronouns, such as “He” or “Our Father” — which would be a major change after millennia of prayer and teachings.Readmore

Jan 30

Trans Queenslanders who want to change the gender on their birth certificate need surgery. That's set to change

The proposed changes to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act would bring Queensland into line with most of Australia.Readmore

Jan 26

Two women university vice-chancellors to tackle gender-based violence in higher education

Unisa's Professor Puleng LenkaBula, as well as her Nelson Mandela University counterpart, Professor Sibongile Muthwa, were appointed this week by Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Dr Blade Nzimande.Readmore

Jan 23

Gender-affirming hormone therapy reduces depression, anxiety for trans and non-binary youth

The study demonstrates that gender-affirming hormone treatment is valuable for transgender and nonbinary adolescentsReadmore


Protesters storm McGill University talk on sex vs. gender, shutting it down

Advocates say debating trans women's rights is harmful to all womenReadmore

Jan 24

Existing Gender Stereotypes Need to be Challenged to Ensure Equality

Gender equality is imperative to ascertain inclusive socio-economic development and needs a change in the societal mindset. The sex ratio of a country is the primary indicator of equality and is a direct indicator of the status and welfare of women. A chaReadmore

Jan 19

Bristol academic's research on gender issues recognised

A Bristol academic's research into gender issues has been recognised with a prestigious award.Readmore


Ukraine’s need for women in war conflicts with nation’s gender norms, VCU professor’s new research finds

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared that Ukraine would operate under martial law after Russian troops invaded in February 2022. While the war in Ukraine has changed many facets of Ukrainian life, this decision also changed women’s role in UkReadmore


The Gender Gap is still a fight in the modernization era

Economic gender gap has been a concern around the globe which describes the disparity between different genders in society, and in turn the labor market and business world, including inequality of opportunity, pay, progression, and benefits.Readmore


'Game Of Thrones' Star Bella Ramsey Comes Out As Non-Binary And Gender Fluid

"Being gendered isn't something that I particularly like. But in terms of pronouns, I really couldn't care less," Bella Ramsey said.Readmore


The gaping gender gap in mental health

When it comes to mental health and suffering in silence, women continue to face challenges and it is imperative to end this culture because gender is increasingly becoming a critical determinant of mental health and mental illness.Readmore


A French town renamed, for gender equality

Calling a town “Pantine” for a year will not start or cement a feminist revolution. It will, however, underline that a lot still needs to change, if in the 21st century, this is still a man’s world.Readmore


Nearly 2000 Norwegians changed gender in the last decade

In the previous ten years, about 2000 Norwegians changed their gender. While politicians believe the development confirms that the change in the law was correct, critics fear it will cause great harm to young people.Readmore


California is now a sanctuary state for transgender kids

New law restricts California authorities from enforcing laws of other states aimed at criminalizing transgender health care for minors Readmore

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