Gender

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Japan minister opposes move to allow women to keep maiden names
Tamayo Marukawa among 50 conservative MPs to urge local body not to support change in policy

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

26, Feb, 2021 @11:08 AM

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Decrease in Australia's gender pay gap partly due to more men in lower-paid work
Data does not reflect structural changes to women’s position in the workforce and gap could increase in post-Covid world, equality advocate says

Melissa Davey

25, Feb, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Doctor denounces News Corp’s ‘inaccurate’ coverage of Melbourne gender clinic, inquiry hears
Michelle Telfer says the Australian newspaper published disinformation that created ‘fear and anxiety’ and ‘attempted to destroy my professional reputation’

Josh Taylor

25, Feb, 2021 @3:30 AM

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'I thought it was going to break me': Covid's brutal toll on working mothers
Mothers who have been laid off, pushed out or unable to find work describe battling circumstances far beyond their control

Katherine Goldstein

24, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Mexican president under fire for defending politician accused of rape
Amlo again clashes with women’s rights activists as he dismisses complaints against Félix Salgado Macedonio, candidate for governor

David Agren in Mexico City

24, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Investors warn top UK firms over ethnic and gender diversity
Investment Association uses looming AGM season to issue ‘amber’ warnings to boards over lack of diversity

Julia Kollewe

24, Feb, 2021 @6:01 AM

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A demerger is HSBC's only way to solve its Hong Kong problem
With 90% of its profits coming from Asia, the bank’s ultimate decision will surely be to follow Beijing’s lead

Nils Pratley

23, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Number of FTSE 100 female directors rises by 50% in five years
Women now make up one in three boardroom roles at 350 top UK firms after review achieves target

Joanna Partridge

23, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Reporting on WTO's first female head 'sexist and racist', say African UN leaders
Coverage of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala criticised by group who say such attitudes ‘discourage women from taking on leadership positions’

Liz Ford

23, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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'People think it’s some weird rite of passage': standing up to sexual harassment in comedy
Live comedy’s lack of regulation has enabled sexist and predatory behaviour but a group of female standups have ambitious plans to overhaul the industry

Rachael Healy

22, Feb, 2021 @11:16 AM

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The world faces a pandemic of human rights abuses in the wake of Covid-19 | António Guterres
The virus has been used as a pretext in many countries to crush dissent, criminalise freedoms and silence reporting, says UN secretary general António Guterres

António Guterres

22, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Care workers and cleaners of Dundee in fight for equal pay
‘She Town’ women have a proud industrial history. But they are facing a new struggle that is driving them into early retirement

Eve Livingston

20, Feb, 2021 @5:28 PM

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