A year after the Taliban barred women from universities, many remain bereft of options

Jan 2, 2024
The World Bank has warned the ban on educating women will hurt the country’s prospects for economic growth. 
Male students stand in front of a poster ordering women to wear hijabs at a private university in Kabul in March 2023. Women have been unable to attend universities in Afghanistan since December 2022.
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40 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnant employees still face workplace discrimination

Feb 28, 2018
"You know, you inform your boss of a pregnancy on Monday and you're fired on Tuesday. That still happens."
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Why the pace of Muslim women entering the workforce is accelerating

Feb 14, 2018
Saadia Zahidi’s new book examines the powerful cultural and economic transformations taking place as millions of Muslim women enter the workforce.
A Muslim woman attends an office management class in Berlin.
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The financial services industry is more diverse than a few years ago – but not in the top ranks

Dec 14, 2017
The financial service industry has become more diverse in the recent years – overall – says a new government report. There are more women and minorities. But looked at more closely, the number of women in top positions has stayed the same – around 29 percent. How can things change? Click the audio player above […]