Stop Asking Women About Childbearing Status, China Tells Employers

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 “We will create a social environment conducive to women’s employment and help women strive for self-improvement, fully develop their strengths and demonstrate their intelligence, wisdom and value in all walks of life,” the statement said. Initial news of the notice was welcomed as a victory by women’s rights advocates. “This […]

At the Riyadh mall, Saudi women sell everything from lingerie to popcorn. Meet the kingdom’s new workforce.

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 On the first floor of the upscale, Riyadh Park shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, customers in black abayas mill around Victoria’s Secret, examining colorful panties and bras. There are no scantily clad mannequins in the window — instead, they’re dressed in modest pajamas. Jihan, a salesclerk, gets ready to […]

Gujarat shops bill lays down safety provisions: Women can work in night shift, if they want

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 Under the Gujarat Shops and Establishments Bill, 2019, women are allowed to work from 9 pm to 6 am with adequate safety provisions. (Representational image) The Gujarat Shops and Establishments Bill, 2019 that will be tabled in ongoing Budget Session has not outrightly banned working of women in the night […]

How UNDP India’s Project Disha has skilled nearly 7.7 lakh women across the country to join the workforce

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 2 At the age of 17, Soni was married off, and thereafter, not allowed to work or study further. It took her almost seven years to convince her family to hand over her school certificates so that she could enrol for training to start work. She now receives training in cosmetology […]

The Secret History of Women in Coding

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 This dynamic was at work in the development of the first programmable digital computer in the United States, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or Eniac, during the 1940s. Funded by the military, the thing was a behemoth, weighing more than 30 tons and including 17,468 vacuum tubes. Merely getting […]