18 must-read gender stories of the week
A weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.
What really stops women from working abroad?
Are businesses in emerging markets leaving women behind?
A visual history of gender and jobs in the US .
How water can empower women .
Why Africa’s first private satellite has been built by schoolgirls .
13 amazing inventions that aren’t man-made.
Women are ‘ unable to enter ’ the tech industry.
Architect Zaha Hadid was a shining torch for Muslims and women. ( The Guardian )
Freed from Boko Haram’s rape camps, but the nightmare isn’t over. ( Washington Post )
When do children develop their gender identity? ( The Conversation )
Mumbai high court rules on women’s right to enter temples , but protestors blockade. ( BBC )
Why we need a women’s health czar. ( Huffington Post )
Nature, nurture or culture: why women are more religious than men. ( Washington Post )
Are rural women part of Zimbabwe’s ICT reform? ( Chronicle )
Confined to the cowshed : Nepal’s menstruating women. ( The Guardian )
Turkey’s all-women news agency works for change in the Middle East ( Christian Science Monitor )
Enabling Syria’s female journalists. ( Huffington Post )
13 women making history right now. ( The Bustle )
Statistics of the week: Peace and security 4% of signatories to peace agreements between 1992 and 2011 were women. 10% of negotiators at peace tables during the same period were women. 35% increase in the probability of a peace agreement lasting 15 years when women participate. UN Women: Facts and figures on peace and security
Quote of the week
““When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." Malala Yousafzai Activist for female education and youngest ever Nobel Laureat Address to Harvard, September 2013
SOURCE: World Economic Forum