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Gender equality may lead to economic growth: vice gender equality minister

Gender equality may lead to economic growth: vice gender equality minister

Increasing gender equality in the workplace will give the South Korean economy additional momentum to grow further, the vice minister of gender equality and family said Monday. “Gender diversity in the labor market will help a country or a company enhance flexibility in adapting to changing society and demand, upgrade their policy-making process and expand […]

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

The world needs 250 years to fill the gender gap in its parliaments if the annual incremental increase persists at one percent, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has warned. “We are going in the right direction regarding gender issues in parliaments,” Gabriela Cuevas Barron said. “However, we are not as optimistic as we […]

Dorsaf makes history as first Arab woman referee in top division

Dorsaf makes history as first Arab woman referee in top division

Tunis: Dorsaf Ganoiati has made history by becoming the first woman to officiate a top-division football match in Tunisia and the Arab world Dorsaf, a physical education teacher who had played football and became a referee in 2012, refereed the match between Champion Esperance Sportive of Tunis and Athletic Club of Bizerte in the country’s […]

Unemployed moms seek jobs to cover living, educational outlays

Unemployed moms seek jobs to cover living, educational outlays

More than half of unemployed moms in South Korea want to find work to better cover living and education-related expenses for family members, a survey showed Monday. According to the survey conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, 56.6 percent of the respondents said they want to work. The findings were based […]

South Korea: women executives almost nonexistent at public companies

South Korea: women executives almost nonexistent at public companies

Only one of the 163 senior executives at public firms is a woman, and such a dearth is not likely to end soon due to a lack of women who are in a position to be promoted to the C suite, an analysis showed Wednesday. Corporate appraiser CEO Score surveyed 35 state firms and found […]

S. Korea ranks top in number of low-paid women workers

S. Korea ranks top in number of low-paid women workers

South Korea remained the top country where women workers face low wages, a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Monday. Data from 2017 showed that 35.3 percent of female workers in South Korea were being paid low wages. Employees who were getting less than two-thirds of the median income of […]

Former Kiwi PM: ‘Women should not question their potential, men don’t’

Former Kiwi PM: ‘Women should not question their potential, men don’t’

“Often women would say, I’m not ready for this. If someone is even suggesting they should do it, they are ready. Men don’t ask themselves these questions,” said Helen Clark, New Zealand’s 37th prime minister, during an interview with The Korea Times on the sidelines of The Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum held on Feb. […]

Women-only taxi service to roll out by year-end

Women-only taxi service to roll out by year-end

New taxi services in Seoul tailored to women will roll out by the end of the year. The service is aimed at transporting women safely and tackling the problem of sexual harassment and assault in taxis. Along with the women-only cab service, call taxis will be offered to prevent taxi drivers from rejecting passengers in the […]

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Only women are forced to perform domestic labor during the Chuseok holiday, according to a survey by the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, Monday. The foundation conducted the survey of over 1,170 people on sexist customs practiced on the major holiday, which falls on Sept. 24 this year. Over 80 percent of female respondents […]

Desert Women Snap up Dump Truck-Driving Jobs

Desert Women Snap up Dump Truck-Driving Jobs

Breaking the Social Barriers As Sindh province of Pakistan is expeditiously executing an ambitious project of coal mining and establishing a coal-fired power plant in the Thar Desert to resolve country’s energy crisis, a select group of women eyes a road out of poverty by snapping up dump truck-driving jobs that once only went to […]

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