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Where are the women in the corridors of power?

By Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of WIP. Published on 30 October, World Economic Forum Blog  — Forty-nine years ago, Mary Poppins won five Oscars. Singapore, the Maldives and Gambia became independent countries, West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations. The Vietnam War raged, an…

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WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2014

According to the World Economic Forum, 2095 could be the year to close the gender gap for economic participation in the world. This is one of the findings published today within the Global Gender Gap Report 2014. In the ninth edition of this report, Iceland heads the ranking of 142 countries, based …

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Denis Mukwege, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014

Denis Mukwege, outstanding Congolese surgeon and WIP Advisory Board Member, is the laureate of the Shakarov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following yesterday’s decision by the European Parliament. He will receive the award on the 26th of November. Mukwege is the Founder of the Panzi Hospital in…

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Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

One day ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, activist for girls’ rights to education, has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, aged 17, is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize Laureate, and will share this year’s award with the Indian children’s right ac…

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E-Discussion: Women in Power and Decision Making

Despite increased acknowledgement of the added benefits of gender diversity in leadership in recent years, there continues to be a disproportion between women and men in decision-making roles in both the public and private sector. This disparity reveals structural and cultural barriers that limit th…

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