A very important area of gender and climate change adaptation is the field of ‘loss and damage’. Loss and damage refers to the negative effects of climate change that people have not been able to cope or adapt to.
Although gender was not present in the original UNFCC treaty, many years later, gender has been to some extent been integrated in the UNFCCC framework, with the COP21 in Paris being a consequence of that.
Women are underrepresented in most high-level positions in organizations. A review of the literature demonstrates that there are seven major influencers that can result in impeding the growth of women in leadership.
Social cultural factors have continued to enforce unjustified biases and stereotypes. The theory on cognitive biases, uncovered the effect of other cognitive biases which means that people are more likely to notice and recall information that confirms their prior stereotypes than information that contradicts it. As such, dissonant data is filtered out.
It is now no secret to the public that peacekeepers can also be perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and abuse and some of the contributing countries in those operations do not have the will to properly hold these people accountable.
What happens when someone gets angry? It obviously depends greatly on cultures and personalities. However, quite often, it’s not really recommended in the professional sphere. It’s the sign that a person is losing their temper, and thus the control of the situation. Anger also leads us to make impulsive and irrational decisions. “Anger is a bad counselor” as they say so well.
In Nepal’s context, women are more likely to face different forms of violence which includes: domestic violence, sexual abuse and torture, rape, sexual harassment, women trafficking, dowry, mental torture, verbal abuse, gender discrimination, child marriage, polygamy, polyandry due to social custom and prejudices that undermine equal status and opportunities for women in public and private domain
The most powerful way we have to achieve the necessary improvements is to continue working, and not in any way, but to work to get to the root of the conflict, to diagnose with knowledge of the cause where its origin lies and to be able to design a roadmap that allows us to solve it together with men.
In the real world, therefore, we are all fighting these imbalances, we are trying to make our voice heard, we are also interested in the impact that new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, will have on the gender issue
“Developments in Artificial Intelligence will render 80% of ‘white-collar’ professional jobs redundant over the next thirty years.”
This was one of the very striking predictions made by Dr Stephen Davies of the Institute of Economic Affairs at the Home Renaissance Foundation Experts’ Meeting: The Home in the Digital Age this February 2019.
Michaela Jamelska asked the professor J. Arnaud who has teaching experience from a primary, secondary, high school and University from all around the world and most recently from the school close to Silicon Valley, what are current technology trends in education and what is the impact of technology in education.
This 28 May 2019, at CaixaForum-Madrid headquarters, my colleague Esther Jiménez and I presented the EJE&CON Report "Good Practices for talent management and improving competitiveness in companies", prepared by the Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chairs at IESE, with the sponsorship of CaixaBank and the participation of more than 100 organizations from all sectors.
One day, I was asked to give an inspiring speech to a hundred young professionals with high potential from a big company. I wasn’t a speaker, but they’d contacted me because I had impressed a few managers during a round table.
The red Line of the Hub for 2019-2020 is how to achieve an effective work life balance, this in various sectors of activity. We target two crucial sectors: STEM and Digitalisation as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals number 5: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Summary by Eva Fabry, Director of GWMH´s strategic partner, the European Centre for Women and Technology - ECWT from the supplier diversity workshop organized by Citibank under the heading “How to do business with Citibank?” the 27th June in Budapest, Hungary
Various challenges of governance arise with the existing structures in place providing gender training in Peace Support Operations (PSOs). For instance, there is a very high number of actors involved in the process from policy design to implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation
We live in a disconnected society where every day the importance as well as the economic and social urgency is emphasized to care for human ecology, as a sine qua non condition to "safeguard our common home and its inhabitants.
Work not only gives dignity to the person carrying it out but also to those on the receiving end and we will always value it. No robot, hologram or other talking machine, however warm and friendly their voices may sound, could ever replace the human touch – so traditional ‘people-centred’ jobs will never go away.
When a manager (him, for instance) has two positions to attribute to two equally skilled candidates, they tend to give the simplest one to the woman and the more complicated one to the man. He seeks to increase the chances of success of women – after all, there are very few women, we’re not going to risk their failure!
The 2019 European Ada Awards are organised by the Digital Leadership Institute and its partners, and have been an official pledge to the
Grand Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs in Europe since 2012.This year, the European Ada Awards enjoy patronage from Ms. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society.
The hub has developed three concept notes for research and analysis. We launch now a call for experts for those willing to embark in a consortium. Contact Christine Marlet-Christine.email@example.com if interested.
Every morning we wake up to debates about victims, aggressors, rights, false allegations... It is surprising, on the one hand, how many facts and figures are given, which are unrelated to each other and even contradict each other. In social networks such as Twitter, we witness a dance of information and denials, of unmasked hoaxes, of communiqués and declarations. Many of us wonder who to believe, what figures are authentic and how to check the veracity of the data. With posttruth installed in all spheres and ease of manipulation, what studies can we believe?
We all have natural affinities and colleagues we “like” more than others … It’s human, of course, but that does not justify treating people differently in the workplace.
So, how do we dissociate the work from the affect? The first thing to do is to sit down and think. Don’t let your emotions take over. And then, ask yourself what the reason of the rejection/oversight/etc. is.
Blog by laurengoffinon | Mar 4, 2019
The original articles was drafted in Spanish in "the conversation.com. Click here to read it in Spanish.
Parenthood is in transition. In recent years, the number of minutes fathers devote to their children has increased, men's participation in the perinatal period has grown, whether in gynecological visits or birthing classes, and a genuine interest in wanting to be more involved in childcare has blossomed. However, there is still a way to go. There are many barriers, conscious and unconscious, that limit parents to their full involvement, and consequently deny multiple benefits to children, mothers and themselves.
Transition to greater involvementOne could speak of the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to encourage this transition that has accompanied parenthood in recent years, although to use the word opportunity, in its most opportunistic sense, of opportune circumstance, would not be entirely appropriate (nothing will compensate for the number of deaths, the loneliness experienced by many people, the desperation of small businessmen and self-employed people and so many others).
This health crisis could be the beginning of a symbolic revolution. Pierre Bourdieu, based on the example of the French painter Édouard Manet, presents the symbolic revolution as that invisible and unconscious revolution that models, reconfigures our cognitive structures, our way of thinking, of seeing and, in short, of living.
Intimate and collective reflectionsCovid-19 may be the beginning of this revolution, since it invites us to rethink in two opposite ways, but which are totally linked: collectively and intimately.
The first invitation is to rethink ourselves collectively: it happens to all of us. With the uneven development of different regions we have come to think that we were living in different boats marching in different directions. Today we see that there is only one ship, perhaps with different decks, cabin sizes, but only one ship: the world, our world.
The sociologist Ulrich Beck, author of The Risk Society, already warned that the new contemporary problems could not be solved nationally or locally. He gave the examples of terrorism and climate change, which we are determined to solve locally, when their solution can only be global. With Covid-19 the same thing is happening, it can only be eradicated globally, by articulating the solution locally.
The second invitation is to rethink ourselves in an intimate way. We have been in our homes, hospitals and residences for days, with more time to spend with ourselves, with the people closest to us, than the timelessness of our lives before made it impossible for us. With this situation, windows are opened to (re)discover and (re)value very intimate and human themes, and one of these intimate, human and personal themes is fatherhood.
The three dimensions of involvementParenthood could be like a box. The box of parental involvement that we can give away every day to our sons and daughters. As we know, boxes have length, height and width, three dimensions that allow the size of the box to be smaller or larger. Each of these three sizes could be one of the three dimensions of parental involvement developed by Michael Lamb and his team. Let's go one by one:
Accessibility. The length of the box could be the accessibility. We often make the mistake of thinking that quality time is the most important time. "I don't have time, but the minutes I give are quality time," we think a lot. Experts continue to stress that the most significant time is still total time. Accessibility is precisely this total time, it is being there, accessible and available, without a necessary interaction, but being available for when the children need it. The effect on a son or daughter of knowing that their parents are there has, physically and psychologically, a myriad of benefits.
The engagement. The high of the box could be the compromise. It's precisely the interactions, the quality time if you will, that are still important. It is crucial that within the total time, there are moments of quality, of interaction in a present and conscious way that do nothing but strengthen the security and affection in the youngest. Laughing together, reading a good story, talking about issues that concern us, playing.
Responsibility. Finally, the depth of the box could be the responsibility. It is the most abstract dimension but not the least important one. Responsibility is feeling the ultimate guarantor of the social, cognitive, emotional and, if you like, spiritual development of the sons and daughters. It is wanting not to go to minimums, but to maximums to allow the youngest to grow and develop (fully) in all their dimensions. A brief example: these days when school has entered the home as never before, we parents are the last ones responsible for facilitating and guaranteeing our children this access to education.
The size of the box is modified, increasing or decreasing, according to the vital moment of parents and children. Also according to the cultural, social and personal constraint of the parents themselves. Finally, a wish: that this dramatic crisis helps as much as possible to initiate a symbolic revolution towards a new, healthier, more humane and more humanising normality.
Reserach of the Cátedra Joaquim Molins Figueras Childcare and Family Policies, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
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