Yesterday, the UN published a new report, the Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) which analysed data from 75 countries that are home to over 80% of the global population. Whilst gender equality is not a new concern, it’s clear that society has a long way to go with the report highlighting that 90% of men and even 86% of women hold at least some sort of bias against women.
Equality and diversity matter at Inspiretec – it’s a core ethos for us, and we’re proud to nurture, empower and recognise the unique skills, experience and qualities that our female employees bring. We support International Women’s Day as it raises awareness of the ingrained and often ignored bias in our economic, political and cultural society.
This Sunday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day - a global day celebrating the achievements of women. Clara Setkin, leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, proposed an idea of an International Women’s Day way back in 1910.
Subsequently the movement has gained significant momentum and in 1977 the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.