International Women's Day 2009 - reports & initiatives

- "New Report Shows Global Gender Pay Gap Bigger Than Previously Thought", Intl. Trade Union Confederation, 5 Mar 2009

- UN Global Compact & UNIFEM convene consultation on "Advancing Women in the Global Marketplace", 5 Mar 2009

- "Labour - Mexico: 'They First Asked if I Was Pregnant'", Emilio Godoy, Inter Press Service, 5 Mar 2009

- ILO warns economic crisis could exacerbate gender inequality in the workplace, ILO, 5 Mar 2009

- Comments by UK business associations on gender in the workplace,, 7 Mar 2009

- Israel: Study says pregnant workers first to be laid off during a recession – more than half fired illegally, Ruth Eglash, Jerusalem Post, 8 Mar 2009

- "Women business association formed in Afghan northern province", Xinhua, 8 Mar 2009

- "Women Make the News 2009", UNESCO launches project to promote gender parity in the media
      - Includes invitation for comments, deadline 15 Apr
      - Handbook: "Getting the balance right - Gender equality in journalism" [PDF], UNESCO, Intl. Federation of Journalists, Mar 2009

- "Work woes dog China's women", Radio Free Asia, 9 Mar 2009

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8 March 2009

Study: Pregnant workers first to be laid off during a recession [Israel]

Author: Ruth Eglash, Jerusalem Post

Pregnant women are the first to be laid off during economic crises, according to a study published Sunday by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and figures released separately by both the Israel Women's Network and the Industry, Trade and Labor...

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