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Blame the period! A satirical look at some of the excuses why more women don’t go into ITC jobs. Girls Who Code/YouTube/Screenshot

The real reason more women don’t code

Some of the myths about why more women don't code and get jobs in ICT are shown in a new satirical campaign. But is raising a woman's menstrual cycle the right way to go?
Mothers and their babies at a clinic in Johannesburg. South Africa leads the Global South with its expansive social protection programme. Reuters

Lessons from South Africa on why gender matters in social welfare policies

The gendered nature of social welfare is invisible and taken for granted – particularly in development contexts.It's time to debate a more gender-sensitive and equitable welfare agenda in the South.
ACTU president Ged Kearney is one of the 38.5% of Australian union secretaries who is female. AAP

Why wooing women is the way forward for trade unions

Female workers are now more highly unionised than their male colleagues, but unions still have a long way to go to reflect that shift.
Hillary Clinton is a flawed presidential candidate. But she’s still probably the best on offer. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Hillary Clinton as president will not necessarily be a feminist coup

The rise of women to very powerful positions has not, to date, opened the way for other women. So there is no reason to believe a Hillary Clinton presidency would change that.
Women need to recalibrate feminist action so that it’s not just about them advancing in society on men’s terms. Shutterstock

Feminism has failed and needs a radical rethink

The second-wave feminists of the 1970s wanted to create radical shifts in gender power. Instead, women have settled for much less.
The study found that the average total remuneration for female managers was equal to just the base salary for their male counterparts. From www.shutterstock.com

Female senior managers paid $100,000 less than their male counterparts: study

Women receive less pay than men, especially at a top management level, and are less represented on the board of organisations, a new study has found.
A South African woman needs to work two months more than a man to earn the equivalent salary in a year. Shutterstock

Women are still paid less than men in South African companies

The South African gender pay gap is estimated, on average, to be between 15% and 17%. Employers are benefiting unduly from the historic undervaluing of women’s skills and contributions.

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