We're making some progress with regard to flexible working arrangements, but there's still considerable room for improvement when it comes to access to paid parental leave and recognition of the need to ensure that women and men can fulfil caring responsibilities. Our workplaces remain highly gender segregated, both in roles—where 74 per cent of the clerical and admin roles are filled by women; whereas only 12. 4 per cent of technicians and trades employees are women—and in the industries, where women make up 70 per cent of jobs in healthcare and social assistance organisations but only 12 per cent in construction organisations. Where we are making only extremely slow progress relates to where power lies in organisations. Only 16 per cent of CEOs are women. Overall, female managers are only 38 per cent of managers. And there's been very little change in the gender balance of boardrooms. Only 25 per cent of board members are women. As Libby Lyons, the director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, said in h
An Israeli military judge has denied bail to Ahed Tamimi, reportedly arguing she is too 'dangerous' to release. It's outrageous that Ahed will be left in custody, possibly for months, while she awaits her trial.
Why is the Israeli military so frightened of a teenager?
One of the dangers Ahed poses to Israel is as the face of a rejuvenated Palestinian resistance with strong international support. Perhaps they think leaving Ahed in custody will stifle the flow of support for Ahed and the Palestinian State, but the longer Ahed and all Palestinian political prisoners are kept behind bars, the more people will rise up. Palestinian resistance will win out.
Sign Amnesty International's petition to release Ahed here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/01/israel-release-teenage-palestinian-activist-ahed-tamimi/