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'Marginal improvement' in global fight for gender equality – report

Dec 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM

'The directionally positive average trend registered this year is supported by improvements in 89 of the 144 countries covered both this year and last year,' the World Economic Forum says in its Global Gender Gap Report 2018

Philippines climbs to No. 8 in 2018 Global Gender Gap report

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:43 AM

The World Economic Forum says the Philippines has managed to close about 80% of its total gender gap

SLOWDOWN. Exports of semiconductors are expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of the year owing to weak orders from the EU (European Union), China, and Japan, NEDA says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Ex-New Zealand PM urges young women to uphold their rights

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'You have to be prepared to persevere over a very long period of time,' says former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Former New Zealand PM and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about leadership and empowerment. Screenshot from Rappler video

Only 5 countries close gender gap in education, health – WEF

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment

HEALTH ACCESS. A total of 34 out of 144 countries studied by the World Economic Forum have closed the gender gap on health and survival. Photo by Shutterstock

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 2, 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of the news you need to know this Thursday.

ATTACK. An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017.  Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Global gender gap widened for the first time in a decade – report

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:15 AM

68% of the world’s gender gap has been closed in 2016, says the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report

GENDER GAP. The 2017 Global Gender Gap report says the world has closed 68% of the gender parity gap.

PH slides to 10th spot of Global Gender Gap report for 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Despite the drop, the Philippines remains the most gender equal country in Asia

GENDER GAP. Philippines remains to be in the top 10 most gender equal countries in the world.

How are women's rights measured online?

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Filipino women do not enjoy the same rights as men online despite the high social media penetration in the country But there are things the government and stakeholders can do to address this

GAP. The Foundation for Media Alternatives gives Philippines a score of 5 out of 10 in its Digital Gender Report Card.

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Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

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PH still among 10 most gender-equal nations

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

But because of the sluggish pace of change in wealthy countries in Asia the region will not close its economic gap for another 111 years says the World Economic Forum

Economic parity between women and men could take 170 years – report

Oct 26, 2016 - 6:01 AM

Iceland tops the list of the world s most gender equal societies

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school

May 20, 2016 - 1:07 PM

For many women and girls in developing countries menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing

Melinda Gates donates $80 million to close gender data gap

May 18, 2016 - 3:21 PM

She says the funding would allow the collection of data in areas such as time use unpaid work and economic empowerment

GENDER GAP. Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, participates in the 4th Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 May 2016, where she annonced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate 80 million US dollars to the work of collecting data on the world's women. Photo by Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

Do Southeast Asia, PH have gender equality in education?

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is generally equal for boys and girls – until they reach secondary education

PARITY? Although primary education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is relatively equal for boys and girls, the gap widens when they reach secondary education

#FreeFromFear: UN campaign seeks safer PH cities for women

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Women are often harassed on the streets and a UN organization hopes to change that

PERSONAL STORIES. Women write their experiences of sexual harassment which are then shared online as part of the #FreefromFear campaign. Photo from the UN Safe Cities Metro Manila Programme

Will I find love in Paris? Or will there be more?

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Au revoir Manila I ll be back soon with several stories about gender climate change and human rights to tell

Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Comelec exec: Political parties should field more women candidates

Nov 25, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The Philippines now ranks first in Asia and the Pacific when it comes to closing the gender gap but gaps in leadership levels still persist

MORE WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT. Senatorial candidates Leila de Lima, Susan Ople, and Lorna Kapunan answer questions in a forum moderated by Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Tricky issue of gender pay gap surfaces in White House race

Oct 18, 2015 - 1:08 PM

A string of recent studies and high profile lawsuits including in Silicon Valley highlights a persistent gender pay gap in the US

Women are prime movers of inclusive growth – APEC leaders

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:33 AM

They also push for addressing gender disparities in women s labor force participation and strengthening their role in growing MSMEs

Women at the top

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The shortage of economic and employment opportunities for women remain the areas that need improvement

Millennials in PH 'more ambitious' – survey

Jun 18, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Deloitte s 2015 Millennial survey shows the need for closer coordination between businesses and the academe in preparing graduates for employment

Women of the world: Glass half empty?

Mar 09, 2015 - 4:33 PM

In spite the country’s strong track record in providing women with equal access to education and health significant gender disparities still persist in employment and wages

World Bank report: Gender gap stunts economic growth

Jun 04, 2014 - 8:41 PM

The report says women with less education are more likely to live in poverty suffer from domestic abuse be married as children and have no say in household and health matters

CLOSE THE GENDER GAP. Asia is one of the regions that show the reality of gender discrimination.

WEF: Quotas, paternity leaves, gender gap in Asia

May 22, 2014 - 3:03 PM

The purpose in closing the gender gap is to set direction and not to fix it overnight says an expert

Closing the gender gap in East Asia

May 22, 2014 - 6:49 AM

Women in many Asian countries should now consider themselves to have an advantage if they are willing to experiment create prototypes consult and ask for suggestions

Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

WATCH: Closing the gender gap in agriculture

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Women play crucial roles in making sure that food reaches our tables

Male-female inequalities in PH decrease – world report

Oct 26, 2013 - 12:38 AM

UPDATED The Philippines ranks 5th out of 136 in terms of measured progress in closing the gender gap in economics politics education and health

PH is Asia's best in closing gender gap

Oct 24, 2012 - 10:10 AM

Overall however women continue to struggle to get top jobs and salaries says the annual Global Gender Gap Report

GLOBAL. Sen Pia Cayetano in a global conference

Why it's good to be a Filipina

Oct 24, 2012 - 9:33 AM

The gender gap between men and women in the Philippines especially in educational attainment and health is one of the least in the world according to the World Economic Forum