Recorded on 26 April 2016 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Sophie Walker talks about the her experiences as leader of the UK fastest-growing new political party, overseeing its transformation from an idea to a vibrant force for change, now boasting more than 45,000 members and supporters and 70 branches across the UK.
This report sets out the findings of a seven-month qualitative study commissioned by Oxfam and conducted in Lebanon, Jordan and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) by researchers from the American University of Beirut. The aim of the study was to explore the role
Women only occupy 17% of tech jobs which has a disproportionate effect on their influence over its design and ultimately the use of technology. Research has also found that women are considered better coders, but only if they hide their gender. It is critical that we change the narrative
Making Apprenticeships Work for Young Women finds that extreme gender segregation remains a major problem: for every female apprentice working within engineering, there are 25 male apprentices; in the construction industry, there are 56 men to every woman and in Plumbing, a staggering 74 men to every woman
Upon request by the FEMM Committee, the reception of female asylum seekers in Germany is examined. The research is provided for the delegation of FEMM Members to a refugee camp in Munich/Germany. It presents both the EU and the German legal framework concerning the reception of (female) refugees. Attention has been paid whether gender-sensitive asylum application procedures and reception conditions are provided in practice in Germany
Researchers from the Democratic Dashboard team at LSE analysed data on the gender balance of candidates standing in elections for the London Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. They found that the proportion of female candidates is higher in each compared with the most recent set of elections.
Recent decades have seen a dramatic rise in extreme economic inequality. Those at the top of the income scale have received a disproportionate share of the gains of global growth.This risks further entrenching gender inequality and funnelling the gains from
Security Council open debate on “The role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa” (S/2016/219, 8 March 2016) English, French & Spanish:http://undocs.org/S/2016/219 The Security Council held an open debate on 28 March 2016 on the theme “The role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa””. The Security Council President for March, Angola, has prepared this concept note.
Sex differences in social focus across the life cycle in humans
Kunal Bhattacharya, Asim Ghosh, Daniel Monsivais, Robin I. M. Dunbar, Kimmo Kaski
In this paper, we focus on and seek insight into the evolutionary dynamics of the social fabric of human life histories based on studying their techno-social communication patterns. To do this, we analyse a large mobile phone dataset and study the structure of the individual level or egocentric networks. In general, we focus on their static structure for different non-overlapping periods, ranging from a month to a full year. In everyday life for both humans and other primates [time represents a direct measure of relationship quality. Because time is limited and social investment is costly in terms of time individuals are forced to choose how to distribute that time across the members of their network Here, we use cross-sectional data on the frequency and duration of phone calls to examine how the pattern of social investment varies across the life cycle in the two sexes.
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