Equality in Japan: Why does the Asian nation lag way behind in women's rights?
So what exactly is holding Japan back when it comes to promoting gender equality? We take a look at how the Asian nation lags way behind other developed nations in regards to promoting women's rights. Also how a pilot program in Zimbabwe is offering women electric bikes to make their lives easier while giving them greater autonomy. Plus we meet one of Afghanistan's first female filmmakers who's a voice for Afghan women in one of the world's worst places to be one.
French gender equality minister on helping victims of domestic violence during lockdown
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Marlène Schiappa, France's minister for gender equality, discussed the rise in domestic violence during the country's Covid-19 lockdown and the measures taken by the French government in response.
Global Gender Summit: The importance of gender equality in the workplace
It is important to unpack the constraints to gender equality and put them at the door step of the right people. That's according to Modupe Ladipo, Managing Partner of Prosperar Consulting. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with her on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit to discuss ways to overcome some constraints to gender equality.
Access Bank’s Victor Etuokwu on the role of women to the financial services sector
Gender equality and women empowerment is not just an economic issue but it is about how society evolves, gets more efficient and sustainable. This is according to Victor Etuokwu, Executive Director at Access Bank. To discuss the role of women to the financial services sector, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the sidelines of the 59th Annual General Conference of the NBA for more.
Why women in leadership can boost economies by 35%
Gender equality is a topic stressed almost every day globally, and a study conducted by the IMF has seen the urge for women to lead the way in business as an important strategy to improve equality ratings and in turn see a countries economy grow by almost 35 per cent. Donna Rachelson, CEO of Branding and Marketing You and author of SA’s best-selling book ‘Play to Win: What women can learn from men in business’ joins CNBC Africa for more.
Michelle Rodriguez on gender equality and the importance of conscious capitalism
Critically-acclaimed actress Michelle Rodriguez sits down with Bloomberg’s Jackie Simmons at the Bloomberg Equality Summit in London for a wide-ranging conversation on driving gender equality in entertainment, business and the importance of conscious capitalism.
Promoting gender equality: The importance of sending girls to school
Promoting gender equality: The importance of sending girls to school.
Ethiopia's girls still dreaming of a better future
Although Ethiopia recently appointed its first female president, the country still has a long way to go towards achieving gender equality. But many young women are determined to smash the glass ceiling.
City of Hanover overhauls gender language usage in official texts
Hanover has put itself at the forefront of the gender equality movement by introducing language changes. Grammarians have previously decried such moves as politically-motivated adulterations of the German language.