Claim Seats At The Table : Women Equality Events Not To Be Missed

women equality week
The continuous struggle for women’s participation and equality in all spheres of life and society is observed on Women’s Equality Day on August 26.
The right to vote, the cornerstone of democracy, belongs to all citizens — but this wasn’t always the case. Until recently, most countries denied voting rights to half of their population: women. To claim their voice, women began agitating for the right to vote in the early 19th century.

RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS 

WOMEN’S EQUALITY WEEK  

Every day is a chance to celebrate women and promote equality for females everywhere, but we’re taking time to celebrate highlight the importance of Women’s Equality Day with these events, campaigns, and initiatives. Simply because ’til date, women still earn about $0.82 to a man’s $1, even adjusting for time out of the workforce to raise families. And that’s for white women. Women of color fall even farther behind. 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF JURNAL PEREMPUAN #108 : WORKING WOMEN IN THE MIDST OF CRISIS AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 

As workers, women do not only face problems as a class or group of workers, but also face challenges due to their gender identity. One of the views that the world of work has a masculine character appress in the assumption that female workers have lower abilities than male workers. The feminist perspective criticises the dominant view that separates the economy from domestic work, while at the same time trying to take a critical attitude towards the world of work that is exploitative and masculine.

Jurnal Perempuan in collaboration with the ILO Jakarta Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste is holding a public discussion on the launch of Jurnal Perempuan 108.

Jurnal Perempuan 108
 This discussion will be held on :

Day / Date : Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Time : 14.00 – 16.00 WIB

Platform : zoom meeting (the webinar will be run in bahasa indonesia)

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WE RISE : IMPACT SHOWCASE BY VILLGRO PH  

Witness the unlocked potential of women entrepreneurs in the Philippines.
WE Rise Impact Showcase is the culmination of our flagship accelerator program, WE Rise, a first of its kind accelerator designed exclusively for women entrepreneurs in the Philippines. The first WE Rise cohort is a dynamic mix of 20 fantastic Filipina women entrepreneurs from sectors such as agriculture, retail, technology, personal care, services, and construction. The accelerator began in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 with focus on access to finance and to help close the gender finance gap. Over the course of the program, the cohort has had the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of Villgro’s customized mentorship program, our focused learning sessions, technical assistance, and much more. Through 2020-21 we have had the privilege of working with some of the most promising women entrepreneurs of our times in WE Rise.
we rise by villgro PH
This August, WE Rise Impact Showcase will celebrate the women, their companies, and their resilience despite the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic. Over the course of two days, WE Rise Impact Showcase will feature a host of discussions with eminent speakers from across the world, investors, market partners, and business leaders who will offer their take on issues faced by women entrepreneurs and how we can build a better ecosystem to help them flourish. We look forward to meaningful conversations, radical collaborations, and great opportunities for women entrepreneurs at the event. 
Villgro Philippines is delighted to invite you to come witness the unlocked potential of our WE Rise cohort of 20 exceptional women entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

ASK US ANYTHING : IT’S UNCONSCIOUS 

Organised by WOMAG (Women in Agriculture), in partnership with LEVEL3 and Include Consulting, explore mechanisms to tackle unconscious bias and promote inclusivity in the workplace. 
 
“Hey, guys!”: a greeting that may seem harmless and common. But what about “Hey, everyone”? Why do many of us use “guys” to address mixed-gender groups? Is it time to drop it from our vocabulary at work?

We may try to be as objective as possible when making important decisions, especially when these relate to work. However, as human beings, we are all subject to unconscious bias, the silent killer of workplace diversity. More than 75 percent of CEOs include gender equality in their top ten business priorities, but progress has been slow. Research has found that women are less likely to receive the first critical promotion to manager and fewer end up on the path to leadership. As a result, the higher you look in companies, the fewer women you see. Although it may not be possible to eliminate unconscious bias completely, with awareness, we can create a more inclusive workplace culture and high performing teams.

Day / Date : Thursday, 26 August 2021
Time : 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
 
In this virtual Ask Me Anything session, the organiser will define unconscious bias, explore why it might be affecting organisational decisions and suggestions for how to mitigate such biases in workplaces. We will also share key findings that highlight gender inequality, how both men and women can work towards building a gender inclusive workplace and at the same time where everyone can thrive.

Key Takeaways:

  • Raise awareness of the benefits of gender-diverse teams
  • Build recognition that there is a real gender imbalance in our workplaces
  • Enable participants to start having open conversations about gender diversity and challenge stereotypes
  • Highlight some strategies for men and women who want to support equality, and organizational solutions & actions to start addressing gender diversity 

SURVEY 

WEEMPOWER ASIA & UN WOMEN : EMPLOYER-SUPPORTED CHILDCARE SURVEY  

UN Women aims to explore the current corporate landscape when it comes to the provision of family-friendly care-giving policies and childcare services offered by businesses to employees.
 
This survey also aims to understand how employers are willing to contribute to the provision of affordable and qualitative childcare services for their employees. 

Recognizing, reducing and equally redistributing unpaid care work, especially ‘early education and childcare’ can benefit individual companies through increased employee retention, productivity, and brand reputation.

UN WOMEN SURVEY ON GENDER-RESPONSIVE PROCUREMENT IN PRIVATE SECTOR COMPANIES  

Conducted by UN Women as part of its Flagship Programme Initiative “Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs”; this research aims to develop the business case for gender-responsive procurement in the private sector and will be published as an advocacy tool by UN Women in fourth quarter of 2021.
 
Corporations are well positioned to promote gender equality and empower women through their purchasing policies and practices. When corporations buy from gender-responsive businesses, they are leveraging their buying power to dramatically influence the way suppliers and supply chains operate. By expanding supplier diversity to target not only women-owned but gender-responsive businesses, companies are ensuring holistic outcomes for all women – whether business owners or not, all while increasing their markets, diversifying their supply chains, and growing the economy.
UN Women Survey Gender gender-responsive procurement!
Through this survey, we will gain a better understanding of procurement in companies, allowing for better promotion of gender-responsive business practices and women’s access to a more equal share of the market.
 
Privacy notice 
 
All the information you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be accessible to a small team of researchers within UN Women. Your comments will not be attributed to your company; instead, they will be combined with those gathered from other survey participants and will be analyzed as part of a group. The data will be owned and protected by UN Women. Please contribute to the effectiveness of the survey by responding accurately and only once.
 
For any questions or comments, please contact jocelyn.chu@unwomen.org.
Happy women’s equality day … and don’t look away, we aren’t  equal yet. 
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