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The world needs more #girlbosses
From the start of their education to the prime of their careers, women's professional paths look rather different from their male colleagues. The extent to which workplace inequity influences women's careers, though, varies by locale in a way you may not expect.
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Millions of girls are forced to marry before graduating high school
One in four girls worldwide marries before her 18th birthday. Child marriage violates basic human rights, and denies millions of girls worldwide the control over their health, education, and futures. One of the data-driven stories featured in No Ceilings, our latest project for the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation, details the prevalence and negative impacts of underage marriage, along with the detrimental effects it can have for girls, their families, and their wider communities.
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Liner notes, jazz, and an early morning with BBC
Scaled in Miles was recently featured on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. The show's producers had an interest in the role of album covers from the days of 12" LP's, and their counterparts in the digital age.
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More women hold seats of national government in Rwanda than in the U.S.
No Ceilings, our latest project for the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation, features a myriad of data-driven stories on the global progress of women and girls over the last twenty years. Cutting across gains in health, education, economic participation, leadership, security, and communication, the stories reveal areas that have experienced the greatest improvements, as well as places where the gaps remain. In the vein of women’s leadership, No Ceilings features a dichotomous story on women’s political participation: while women often vote at comparable rates to men, they are often under-represented in positions of national government.
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No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project (project launch)
In conjunction with International Women's Day and the upcoming session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women, we're thrilled about the launch of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. Despite gains over the last twenty years, we still haven't reached gender equality worldwide. The gap in the share of women in the workforce versus the share of men has barely changed in two decades. To make matters more grim, the United States is one of nine countries worldwide that doesn’t provide for paid maternal leave.
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