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WHAT'S NEXT?: Achieving global gender parity will take many decades yet. Read on to understand the trends, challenges and efforts to advance parity at a faster pace.

  • [New] Women from low and middle-income countries hold just 5% of top leadership roles in global health, so your gift will help close the gender gap. / Classy
  • [New] Gay men are at a higher risk of acute care events related to other drugs such as hallucinogens and amphetamines, and bisexual men are at a higher risk of cannabis-related acute care events. / Education News Canada
  • [New] The number of employed women in 2021 is projected to be 13 million fewer than in 2019, while the number of men in employment is projected to be about the same as in 2019. / Reuters
  • [New] Saudi Arabia relaxed its guardianship laws and enhanced the roles of women in society by granting them more freedom and improving their access to employment opportunities. / Al Arabiya English
  • [New] Men and women in sub-Saharan Africa and East / Southeast Asia had more than a 100% increase in the risk of diabetes between being overweight and obese. / ScienceDaily
  • [New] Improving opportunities for women makes the U.S. better able to compete with China while lifting the U.S. as a standard bearer for women in the workplace. / Just Security
  • [New] While 19 states have or fund drug treatment programs for pregnant women, only 10 states protect them from discrimination in publicly funded rehab programs that may not want to take on the risk of treating them. / Modern Healthcare
  • [New] African families will express contempt about the rise of gender-based violence in South Africa and then remain largely silent about the rape of trans South African women. / The Mail & Guardian
  • [New] The $75,000 ACT Government seeding fund, to be administered by Hands Across Canberra, will empower people living with disability to pursue leadership opportunities, with specific focus on women and girls. / The RiotACT
  • [New] Virginity testing is to be criminalised in England and Wales as charities warn that the abusive procedure is leaving women and girls at risk of so-called honour killings. / The Times
  • [New] Whilst young people play a crucial role for Zambia's sustainable social and economic development, they face high risks of HIV infection, teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence. / GIZ
  • [New] The Mexican government-initiated Alliance for Care Work announced a 39 member partnership to drive efforts to confront the care burden that impedes women's economic opportunity. / Open Government Partnership
  • [New] A $605 million funding agreement on child care between the provincial and federal governments will significantly reduce costs for working families and women and expand access to more quality care across Nova Scotia. / News Releases
  • [New] The pipeline of recent tech degree graduates offers opportunities to build the next generation of talent - but at present, most recent tech graduates are White, Asian and male. / CBREUS
  • [New] There are industry-wide initiatives such as #100blackinterns, which will bring 100 young black graduates into financial services, and HM Treasury is running the Women in Finance Charter to address gender balance across all UK financial services firms. / Money Marketing
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating health and economic consequences on communities across the world, threatening to reverse the advances made in recent years towards gender equality including digital gender equality. / perceptions-of-power-championing-female-leadership-in-the-digital-age
  • $1.6 billion for long term housing, and an additional $100 million for crisis and transitional housing options for women and children fleeing domestic and family violence, and older women on low incomes who are at risk of homelessness. / Australian Labour Party
  • Advocates for sexual and reproductive health care are closely watching for signs of how the Biden administration will restore women's rights and strengthen their access to health care. / Commonwealth Fund
  • The Paris Forum concluded with bold commitments totaling $40 billion in investments, the largest investment to advance gender equality and women's rights ever, and a five-year plan to accelerate gender equality by 2026. / Global Health Council
  • One out of five women was identified by an incident fracture during follow-up, an expected proportion, because half of Swedish women will sustain a fracture after age 50 years. / American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • McDonald's aims to increase the number of women in leadership roles-senior director and above - from 37% to 45% globally by the end of 2025, with a goal of reaching gender parity by the end of 2030. / SHRM
  • A staggering 20 million girls globally are at risk of permanently dropping out of school in 2022, leaving them more vulnerable to child marriage, gender-based violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse. / GOV.UK

Last updated: 22 July 2021


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