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  • Friday news roundup June 14, 2019

    Harmful gender stereotypes in ads are being banned and school principals in Australia seek help on wellbeing. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Harmful gender stereotypes in ads are being banned and school principals in Australia seek help on wellbeing. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • June 13, 2019

    Tokyo’s female workers demand social change

    Japan remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender roles—the country has a 27.5% gender pay gap and ranks 110th in the world for gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum.
    Japan remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender roles—the country has a 27.5% gender pay gap and ranks 110th in the world for gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum.
  • June 11, 2019

    Automation risks leaving women behind, according to new report

    An estimated 40–160 million women will need to transition occupations or learn new skills to stay in the workforce by 2030, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute report.
    An estimated 40–160 million women will need to transition occupations or learn new skills to stay in the workforce by 2030, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute report.
  • June 10, 2019

    South Korea and the UK agree to sign free trade deal ahead of Brexit

    South Korea’s trade ministry has announced an agreement in principle with the UK to sign a separate free trade deal ahead of Britain’s exit from the EU.
    South Korea’s trade ministry has announced an agreement in principle with the UK to sign a separate free trade deal ahead of Britain’s exit from the EU.
  • Friday news roundup June 7, 2019

    Northern Ireland is about to meet its green energy targets and Finland and Denmark elected left-leaning governments. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Northern Ireland is about to meet its green energy targets and Finland and Denmark elected left-leaning governments. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • June 06, 2019

    Increases in the pension age for women are under judicial review

    BackTo60 has 723,500 supporters of 50's women who are not receiving their expected pension entitlement at the age of 60 as the retirement age for women has increased to 65, in line with men.
    BackTo60 has 723,500 supporters of 50's women who are not receiving their expected pension entitlement at the age of 60 as the retirement age for women has increased to 65, in line with men.
  • June 04, 2019

    Report finds gender equality won’t be achieved by 2030

    In 2015, 193 countries signed up to fulfil gender commitments in the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDG) but even the Nordic states, which topped the list in terms of strides made, would need to work harder.
    In 2015, 193 countries signed up to fulfil gender commitments in the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDG) but even the Nordic states, which topped the list in terms of strides made, would need to work harder.
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