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14 May
A new generation of female politicians in Kosovo are pushing hard for equality in a country where few women own property yet alone work outside of their homes. Also an UN report reveals millions of women across dozens of developing nations are denied control over their own bodies such as the right to use contraception or seeking health care. Annette Young talks to Marie Ba from the Ouagadougou Partnership which promotes family planning in nine Francophone countries in West Africa.
9 Mar
It’s tough being a girl in India. But in a highly patriarchal society, the "Pardada Pardadi" school offers many girls the hope of emancipation. Thousands of them receive free education, hot meals and healthcare. The "Pardada Pardadi" school wants women to be brought up with a feminist mindset and to take their rightful place in the country's future. Our reporters take you to discover a school like no other that’s changing the lives of young Indian girls.
29 Jan
What exactly is "performative allyship" in the context of the ongoing fight for racial justice? And why is "woke washing" so pernicious? We speak to Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu about her new book "This is Why I Resist", which explores the fight for racial equality in a world that often appears indifferent to the suffering and struggles of Black bodies.
3 Jun 2020
In countries that practice Islamic law, legal reforms to advance the status of women tend to fail due to hard-liners who see it undermining religion. But a new wave of efforts views it as a fundamental part of Islam.
17 Aug 2019
It is no doubt that the job market is tough but if you're from a working-class background it's even tougher. Researchers have found highly qualified employees in the City of London and elite professions were paid less according to their social background. On Bloomberg Equality, we spoke to upReach Chief Executive Officer John Craven, a former BAML trader who gave up the city to set up a charity to help students from less-advantaged backgrounds.
23 Jun 2019
Switzerland is one of the lowest-ranked countries in the West in terms of wage equality. Public workers in Zürich have disputed that supporting the strike is a violation of political neutrality laws.
5 Apr 2019
LULAC Chief Executive Officer Sindy Benavides, Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice-President for Corporate Responsibility and Public Policy Jan Jones Blackhurst, and National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani speak with Bloomberg’s Jackie Simmons at the Bloomberg Equality Summit in New York.
17 Mar 2019
Few countries have more women in politics than Rwanda. They make up 60 percent of the lawmakers, 50 percent of the cabinet and half of the supreme court judges. But how much influence does this translate into.
17 Jan 2019
This week's Bloomberg Equality segment looks at disability inclusion in the business world. New research by EY shows one-in-five leaders with a disability do not feel comfortable admitting it to colleagues.

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