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Microfinance: for women, delivered by women

Microfinance- for women, delivered by women

Gender is crucial in banking since a typical microfinance client is a woman from a rural household. Detailed research on microfinance has discussed the claim that microfinance shows inclination towards female entrepreneurship and empowerment. However, there has been very limited …

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Gender reforms still an uphill task in Pakistan

Gender reforms still an uphill task in Pakistan

Under the 1973 constitution, all Pakistani citizens are equal, with no distinction based on gender alone. Unfortunately, constitutional guarantees of equality have not been enforced in actual practice in Pakistan. Enforcement of the law is the real challenge. It has …

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The Countries With The Most Female Inventors

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A study published by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office has explored gender profiles in worldwide patenting, finding that the overwhelming majority of patents are filed by men. Over the past decade, things have started to change, though progress is slow. Last year, female …

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This is why AI has a gender problem

This is why AI has a gender problem

“Sorry, I don’t know that one.” Alexa, Cortana, even the automated announcements on public transport – they all have one thing in common: a female voice or female avatar. I have been working on dialogue systems since the first generation …

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Fallacy of Gendered Norms of Leadership

Fallacy of Gendered Norms of Leadership

The role of gender in carving a good leader has always been a matter of great debate between the Human Resource professionals and human right activists. There are two extremes – one advocating women as the supreme and the other associating leadership with masculinity, …

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Govt’s commitment for improving women status

Govt’s commitment for improving women status

The experts have recorded that innovation and technology no doubt offer extraordinary opportunities, yet trends show a rising gender in the digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and design as well. It …

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