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Odette Chalaby

14 May 2018

Soda, Rajasthan, India

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Female government officials often have different priorities than male representatives.In India, after an experiment in government quotas for women in leadership positions, reporting of domestic violence and sexual ass...

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Odette Chalaby

23 April 2018

Australia

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In Australia’s Civil Service, or APS, there are more women than men in leadership positions. “50% of women in our most senior positions now, the secretaries of departments. When I first started 15 years ago, there was...

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Odette Chalaby

17 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco’s Department on the Status of Women has pushed gender sensitivity in policymaking since 1975. As a result, the city leads the nation in paid parental leave, lactation support, and rights to flexible work...

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Odette Chalaby

19 March 2018

Munich, Germany

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Starting a business is a daunting task for anyone, but women often face the additional barrier of caring for a family at the same time as launching a company. Guide is a Munich-based consulting service that has provid...

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Odette Chalaby

21 February 2018

Berlin, Germany

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In Neukölln, a district in south-Berlin, nearly half of the residents come from migrant backgrounds and 85% of students don't speak German as their first language. To help integrate these population, early childhood -...

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Odette Chalaby

19 February 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In order to address racial disparities in breast cancer survival rates, the Chicago-based Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task Force initiated a program to provide African American women with navigators. These navigators—w...

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Odette Chalaby

29 January 2018

Mumbai, India

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Too often, poor community members are not included in public discourse over how public spaces should look-- rather, the urban planning is more top-down. To change that, the UN’s Block by Block project is using the com...

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Odette Chalaby

22 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new ordinance in Chicago requires hotels to give panic buttons to employees working in rooms alone. 58 percent of the city’s hotel workers report having experienced flashing, groping, and other forms of sexual haras...

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Odette Chalaby

19 January 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Many people, often women, spend large amounts of their lives engaging in unpaid care work, dropping out of the labor market or taking a pay cut to care for their families. Hawaii has launched the Kupuna Caregivers Pr...

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Odette Chalaby

12 January 2018

Colombia

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Colombia’s 2016 peace accord has a chapter on gender and sections specifically responsive to women’s needs, such as an affirmation of women’s right to own land and the establishment of a special unit to investigate co...

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Odette Chalaby

4 January 2018

Chile

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Women are vastly underrepresented in founding teams of startup companies, and they face a huge disadvantage in accessing capital. The Chilean government has launched S Factory, a training program to prepare women entr...

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Odette Chalaby

15 December 2017

Mexico

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The CASA school in Guanajuato was founded to train midwives and advocate for their role during childbirth. CASA's students receive an education in modern medicine as well as traditional practices, with the goal of bei...

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Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Knowledge about sex, drugs and violence is alarmingly low in Argentina and surrounding areas, which has caused the government and other organizations to step in. Hablemos de Todo is an interactive online resource that...

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Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Liberia

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Liberia is a country that has suffered from over a decade of civil war, as well as government corruption. New female-led government leadership has created the President’s Young Professionals Program that has enrolled ...

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Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Medical research studies have failed to address the impact of gender, and some studies even exclude females in “later stage clinical trials.” This discrepancy results from women being underrepresented in the medical s...

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Odette Chalaby

8 November 2017

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Currently poverty is assessed on a household basis, however individuals within the same house can experience poverty differently. The Individual Deprivation Measure will be the first gender-sensitive tool that will be...

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Odette Chalaby

3 November 2017

Amman, Jordan

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A program in Jordan works to aid in the country's water crisis by training women to become professional plumbers. While, traditionally, men take on the role of plumbing in Jordan, they're not allowed to enter a house ...

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Odette Chalaby

31 August 2017

Dublin, Ireland

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Ireland has grown over 500 hundred small companies run by women owners and managers through a simple but effective peer mentoring scheme. Female entrepreneurs participate in monthly roundtable sessions led by some of ...

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