World’s top 10 universities led by women 2016. World University Rankings analysis highlights top female university leaders. Just 17% of the top 200 universities in the world are led by a woman. That’s the main finding in an analysis of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16 data published last week.However, while this shows that the leadership gender gap among the world’s most elite universities is still huge, the gap is narrowing; last year, only 14% of the world’s to
Gender quotas: Do they increase the number of women in politics, party leadership positions? Many Americans might be surprised to learn that Afghanistan has a larger percentage of women in its national legislative body than the US does, according to an analysis from the World Bank. In 2015, 19.4% of our members of Congress were female compared to 28% of Afghanistan’s national legislators. A 2015 report from the Pew Research Center shows that the U.S. ranked 83rd of 137countries.
United Nations 2015: Time for Global Action. Focus on gender equality & women's empower-ment to achieve sustainable development. About 2/3s of countries in the developing regions have achieved gender parity in primary education In Southern Asia, only 74 girls were enrolled in primary school for every 100 boys in 1990. By 2012, the enrolment ratios were the same for girls as for boys. In sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania and Western Asia, girls still face barriers to entering both primary &...
How Muslim women bear the brunt of Islamophobia. Amid a surge of anti-Muslim policy proposals (including presidential nominee Donald Trump’s idea to ban Muslims from entering the country), 2015 had the highest number of anti-Muslim hate crimes — five times the pre-9/11 rate. And although the venom of anti-Muslim sentiment is directed against both men and women, it is a particularly gendered crisis. Women bear the brunt of Islamophobic prejudice.
Why aren't more women in top elective office? In 2015, there were 104 women in Congress, a record number representing 19% of all Senate and House seats. There was no overall consensus among the public in our survey on what holds women back from gaining top elective offices, though women were far more likely than men to cite societal and institutional factors as major reasons.