A BLOG POST BY REBECCA LURY Today, the Chartered Management Institute has the published its latest figures on the gender pay gap. The headline figure shows that the gender pay gap has increased to £10,546, a £515 rise from last year. With such a slow rate of progress, the CMI estimate that parity will only [...]
A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE The issue of humanitarian abuses in Burma has been something I have voiced concerns about for many years. Today, the European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma calls on the European Union to officially support a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity and take actions [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER I’m not usually a list person but this is a great list. Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list was released last week. The top 10 are women are trailblazers and role models: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, PepsiCo CEO Indra [...]
Following The Sex & Power 2011 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission published last Wednesday, I was very interested to contribute to Amelia Hill’s article in today’s Guardian on the subject. The article highlights salient issues surrounding gender inequality in executive positions, and I believe, a lack of emphasis on women being put [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER After seeing (and reviewing) The Whistleblower, I contacted Kathryn Bolkovac, whose story is the basis of the movie, and interviewed her. Her answers speak for themselves, but also give such a sense of her persona, grit and determination. FOSTER: You were faced with a situation where the people you [...]
A BLOG POST BY MUKHTAR MAI The story of Mukhtar Mai reflects the connection between global concerns with human rights and what happens on the ground. In 2002, Mukhtar was attacked and brutally raped by order of the powerful Mastoi clan in her village as a punishment because her brother – 12 at the time [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER My latest book review on Huffington Post Books is of Land of the Unconquerable: Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women. It’s worth a read and helped to strenghthen my understanding of this complex place.
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a preview of The Whistleblower. It’s a powerful and tough movie, starring Rachel Weisz as an American peacekeeper who uncovers human trafficking in post-war Bosnia. Kathy Bolkovac was also at the preview; the movie is based on her story. In my mind, [...]