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5 Must-Reads for IWD2020

Since days LinkedIn is full of pictures of IWD celebrations and women/men praising women. I love the energy and empowerment coming from those posts and pictures! But I still read and hear far too many comments that ridicule or condemn the Female Empowerment Movements. Therefore, I would like to introduce you to five of the articles that I have read recently and which I think would be the perfect answer to those sceptics.

1. PwC Study on International Women's Day

Germany slips to 21st place out of 33 OECD countries in the "Women in Work Index"

The wage gap in Germany stagnates at over 21 percent. The proportion of female managers rises to only 22.5 percent. In the "Women in Technology Index" Germany ranks 4th among the G7 countries. Read the full study here.

2. UN Women Publication on Small Actions with Big Impact #EachForEqual

The UN has published an article with 12 simply everyday actions to get to gender equality, from calling out sexism and harrasment to challenging what it means to be a "man".

3. World Economic Forum: Mind the 100 Year Gap

None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. We really want to tell this our little girls? No? But that’s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, which reveals that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years.

You can read the full report here.

4. The Guardian Publication on Biases Against Women

The first gender social norm index analysed data from 75 countries that, collectively, are home to more than 80% of the global population. Despite progress in closing the equality gap, 91% of men and 86% of women hold at least one bias against women in relation to politics, economics, education, violence or reproductive rights. Find out more about the Social Norm Index.

5. Forbes book review on Data's Gender Gap

The intensively researched book "Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Perez exposes a male-biased world and successfully argues that the lack of “big data” on women is equivalent to rendering half of the world’s population invisible.

Read the full Forbes review here.

Twenty-five years after 189 countries adopted a 150-page road map for achieving equality for women, the above listed studies and reports from reliable sources still constitute a yawning gender power gap in politics, the workplace, science, education, healthcare... In Germany, in Europe and the World. Let's change that - faster. #EachForEqual

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