CoFoE: Women and the Future of Europe - Recommendations and Highlights
The panel discussion and debate that was held by Gender Five Plus on the 1st of February 2022, can be summarised as follows: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DISCUSSION The lengthy CoFoE process is expected to come to an end by May/June, during the French Presidency, which in general has shown the intention of promoting gender equality issues. However, the CoFoE process so far has not really integrated the gender angle in the discussion on the Future of Europe. The three issues raised in t
Vacancies at the Women's Budget Group (WBG)
The Women's Budget Group has annnounced three new recruitment opportunities: 1. Economist / Research and Policy Officer (one-year contract, extension possible subject to funding) Hours: 30 hours per week over 4-5 days. Salary: £31,000 pro rata (£24,800) plus workplace pension scheme. 2. Research and Policy Officer (one-year contract, extension possible subject to funding) Hours: 37.5 hours per week (or 30 hours per week, 0.8 FTE) Salary: £31,000 (or £24,800 pro-rata) plus wor
"A Shorter Working Week as Part of a Green Caring Economy" report from Women's Budget Group
The Women's Bugdet Group published their paper on A Shorter Working Week as Part of a Green Caring Economy. In the report, it is argued that a shorter working week, as part of a wider set of policy changes, can promote gender-equal distributions in paid work, unpaid work, and income, while facilitating a green transition. To read the full report please follow the link.
"Action needed to address gender inequality in gig economy" report from EIGE
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the platform economy has affected men and women differently and action is needed to address gender inequality, a report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) found. Data collected from workers in the digital platform or gig economy showed that some of the points touted as the main attractions of such work, such as its flexibility, are often disadvantageous to women. The AI systems that frequently shape these roles ha