Dear Gender Community,
Hope you had a nice start of the week! Here is this week’s selection of gender-related news.
Five pillars of gender equality in the workforce (HR News, Feb. 6, 2023)
> Bloomberg recently published its Gender Equality Index (GEI), a market capitalisation-weighted index assessing the performance of listed companies in reporting gender equity data.
UN women’s rights committee to review Hungary, Georgia, Norway, Tunisia, Bahrain, Mauritania, Slovenia and Costa Rica (Feb. 2, 2023)
> The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its upcoming session from 6 to 24 February, during which it will review Hungary, Georgia, Norway, Tunisia, Bahrain, Mauritania, Slovenia and Costa Rica. At this link you will also find the live broadcast on UN Web TV:
> This review will be made on the basis of the “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women New York, 18 December 1979”
Over 4 million girls at risk of mutilation (EEAS, Feb. 6, 2023)
> February 6th is Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
> Approximately 200 million women and girls worldwide suffer from the consequences of FGM. It is estimated that there are 600,000 women within Europe living with the consequences of FGM. A further 190,000 girls in 17 European countries alone are at risk of being mutilated.
> "As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year, it is due time for women and girls to be free from violence once and for all. It is our responsibility to protect their right to safety and bodily autonomy. FGM must end." (EC, Feb. 3, 2023)