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European Commission proposes adequate minimum wage protection for workers

The European Commission has proposed an EU Directive to ensure that the workers across all Member States are protected by adequate minimum wages.
Female empowerment

Female empowerment within sport: Four icons to enforce post-COVID change

Here, Zalando celebrates four icons enforcing female empowerment within sport in a post-COVID world.
Open Access Government October

Open Access Government October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Open Access Government speaks about global government policy issues, such as health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, international development, environment, energy and equality.
women's equality

Let’s talk gender diversity in tech this Women’s Equality Day

This Women’s Equality Day, we speak to seven technology professionals on their experiences with gender equality in the workplace and advise organisations on how they can provide an inclusive working environment.
gender battleground

COVID-19: Women are losing the gender battleground once again

Faryal Minhas, Country Director for Iraq at Human Appeal tells us that women are losing the gender battleground once again because of the global pandemic restrictions.
COVID-19 survival, jacinda ardern

Female led countries’ show “significantly better” COVID-19 survival

COVID-19 survival strategies have been analysed by the University of Liverpool, who found that women-led countries' were much safer.
drug development trial, male bias

Male bias in drug development trials creates overmedication

New research shows that the gender gap in drug development trials results in an overmedication of women by healthcare professionals.
natural hair discrimination, racism

Natural hair discrimination still limits opportunities for Black women

New research confirms that Black women continue to face natural hair discrimination, making Black women with straightened hair more likely to get hired.
gender diverse, autism

Trans and gender-diverse individuals more likely to be autistic

The Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge found that trans and gender diverse adults are three to six times more likely to be diagnosed as autistic.
gender gap in academic medicine

COVID-19 research is widening the gender gap in academic medicine

A new study has found that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year, suggesting a worsening gender gap in academic medicine.
bangladeshi garment workers, boohoo

The cost of fashion: 4.1 million Bangladeshi garment workers

The #PayUp movement has called attention to the multi-billion dollar fashion brands who exploit Bangladeshi garment workers and have capitalised from underpaid UK garment workers.
pro-diversity ideas. marginalised

Normalising pro-diversity ideas creates tolerant society

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that normalising pro-diversity feelings helped decrease racial discrimination.
family-based sexism, STEM

Does family-based sexism impact future academic decisions?

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) analysed family-based sexism in baccalaureate programmes at Spanish secondary schools.
innovation in Europe

Research and innovation in Europe

The role of research and innovation in Europe, including the challenge COVID-19 brings to the sector, the principles of Open Access, increased cross-border collaboration plus gender and diversity, are discussed here.
development of facial recognition, IBM

Tech companies drop development of facial recognition

Some tech companies have dropped development of facial recognition software, under fears of human rights violations by police.
Pilot training

Pilot training in a post COVID-19 reality

Bhanu Choudhrie, Founder of Alpha Aviation, discusses how the aviation industry must adapt in order to overcome challenges in pilot training in a post-COVID-19 world, highlighting the need to address gender imbalances.
inclusive organisation, corporate

How can you build a genuinely inclusive organisation?

Stephen Frost, Founder of Frost Included, discusses the ways to build an inclusive organisation that centres the experiences of minorities.
analgesic innovation, patient pain

The great need for Analgesic innovation: 1 in 4 of us are waiting

Here, Mark J. Field M.Sc. FRSB, FIScT, MRPharmS, Owner and Founder of Analgesic Innovation, discusses the ever-pressing need for Analgesic Innovation.
women in technology

Women in technology: Closing the gender gap once and for all

Following the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, this year 12 female technology professionals shared their advice and perspectives as to how we can close the gender gap once and for all.
global situation for women, international women's day

International Women’s Day: UN review the global situation for women

Let’s discuss the UN Women report, “Women’s Rights in Review 25 years after Beijing,” which documents how gender equality is functioning on International Women's Day.

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