gender equality

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The University of Missouri has been planning to offer gender-neutral housing to students and it is now coming this fall. The 16-bed space takes up half of the first floor in College Avenue Hall with the goal of creating a safe housing option for students who are transgender or gender nonconforming.

Book talk: "Arab Women Rising"

Aug 21, 2014
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Following the Arab Spring, gender equality between men and women in the Middle East is improving. Women today have more opportunities, both in business and in society, than they did in previous years. Two journalists set out to learn just how the landscape has changed for Arab women, and have published their stories in a book called Arab Women Rising. On Global Journalist, we talk to the authors of the book about their project, and what they found. Our guests:


Women make up around 29% of the technology workforce nationally. Only 18 % of technology degrees were earned by women in 2012, which is down from 35% in 1985.

Good news and bad news on Missouri's gender gap

Mar 8, 2012
Women's Policy Alliance

In Missouri, women still earn just 74 cents to the dollar, compared to men – one of the worst ratios in the nation. But a report released yesterday also has some good news on gender equality in Missouri, especially in higher education.