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UNDP releases Gender Social Norms Index report

Gender Social Norms Index report was released recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to this report, no country in the world has achieved gender equality. The report also revealed that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030 and it would take 257 years to close the gender ..

Gender Social Norms Index

The UNDP recently released the first edition of Gender Social Norms Index. It revealed that 90% of people are biased against women. The Index The Gender Social Norms Index was released by the United Nations Development Program. It measure the obstructive effects of social belief on gender parity in areas of politics, education and work. ..

Katharine Johnson

NASA mathematician, Katharine Johnson, passed away at the age of 101 recently. She is noted for not only for her mathematical prowess but also for her role in breaking racial and gender barriers. Who was Katharine Johnson? Katharine Johnson was a NASA mathematician noted for her contributions for doing the calculations for missions that sent ..

International Day of Women and Girls in Science’ celebrated on 11 February

The ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’ is celebrated across the world on 11 February. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution in 2015 and declared 11 February as the day of Women and Girls in Science. Since then, the day is celebrated annually. The day is aimed to achieve complete gender equality ..

World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap index was designed and first published in 2006 to measure gender equality by collecting data based on gender gap between women and men in four key areas: education, economy, health, and politics from countries around the world. The 2019 Global Gender gap index was released on Monday, December ..

2019 edition of International Girl Child Day

The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on every year on 11th of  October to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls’ face. It aims to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The 2019 theme is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”. The day also reflects the successful emergence of ..

Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID)

The Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID) is celebrated every year on July 18 to pay tribute to South Africa’s former president for his values, legacy and contribution to society. The day recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in: conflict resolution; race relations; promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender ..

2019 edition of World Population Day (WPD)

The World Population Day (WPD) is observed every year on 11th of July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. Unlike every year, this year (2019) there is no specific theme but the day aims to draw attention towards maternal health. This year, the day calls for global attention to the ..