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British Chamber of Commerce Taipei praises gender equality in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCT) held a “Women in the Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Forum” on Wednesday (Oct. 20), during which the organizatio...

White House reports 56% of hires are women, pay gap narrowed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has filled about 56% of his senior White House staff positions with women, including about 36% who come from racially and-or ethnically diverse backgrounds, accor...

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___ Powell: Higher inflation temporary, no rate hikes in sight WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says inflation will likely pick up in the comin...

EU wants employers to report pay levels to fix gender gap

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union executive wants to force employers to be much more open about how much their staff earn to make it easier for women to challenge wage imbalances and close the gender...

Taiwan’s Equal Pay Day came 1 day early this year, on Feb. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Equal Pay Day in Taiwan, which symbolizes how long women must work to achieve the same pay as men the previous year, fell one day earlier in 2021 than 2020, landing on Feb...

Switzerland marks 50 years of women voting

"For a long time, it was a part of the Swiss identity, that we are an ancient democracy. But this means that we are accepting, that only because men said that we are a democracy, we must be. This...

EU gender pay gap still significant, warn trade unions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Women in Europe doing jobs requiring the same skills as jobs done by men are still being paid significantly less, according to a study by the the European Trade Union Confederation (ET...

EU lagging behind on climate, gender equality goals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's statistical office says the 27-nation bloc is lagging behind its goals in the fight against climate change and to promote gender equality. In a r...

Coca-Cola on US Soccer: `unacceptable and offensive'

Coca-Cola criticized the U.S. Soccer Federation for saying in legal papers that women did not have the same responsibilities or physical ability as men on its national teams. The Co...

Taiwanese women need to work additional 52 days a year to earn same pay as men: Data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest report issued by the Ministry of Labor on Tuesday (Feb. 25) shows that Taiwanese women need to work an additional 52 days to get the same pay as their male coll...

Female journalist wins pay-discrimination case against BBC

LONDON (AP) — A BBC journalist who was paid a fraction of the fee received by a male colleague doing a similar job has won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the British broadcaster. ...

Taiwan ranks No. 9 in world for gender equality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked No. 9 on the latest Gender Inequality Index (GII), No. 1 in Asia, according to the Gender at a Glance report published by the Gender Equality Committee of th...

New Zealand leader discusses abortion, marijuana, monarchy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During an interview with The Associated Press, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed a range of social issues, including three the nation will make decisio...

Australian men, women soccer players close gender pay gap

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. ...

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and oth...