Gender Gap

40 under 40: Get to know Sheree Atcheson

Companies can’t expect to get the best talent if they don’t openly empower their staff and allow them to investigate the things that make them passionate, whilst also doing the client work.

Deloitte understands this. The reason why I came here was, not only is this one of the biggest companies in the world, it’s somewhere that openly supports not just women but all different minorities to do the things they want to do.

Facing violent oppression, Afghan women fight back with the pen and the Internet

Women in Afghanistan face renewed and terrifying threats to their human rights as a bloody resurgence by the Taliban has seen the militant group assert control over large parts of the country. The BBC reports that Taliban fighters are openly active in 70 per cent of Afghanistan. 

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001 its fundamentalist regime was associated with sexism and misogyny, with women denied education and forced to wear the burqa in public at all times.

OYW Ambassadors and Counsellors saying NO to violence against women

What is the ‘UN 16 Days of Activism’ campaign all about?

The UN 16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign that runs from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December. The campaign originated with a group of activists who attended the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

One Young World - the Odyssey

One Young World. 196 countries. One hundred and ninety six countries. Allow me to repeat that one more time; 1-9-6. That’s a lot of countries. Depending on who you ask, that’s pretty much every country in the world.

A lot of countries.

1300 young people. Young leaders. Young human beings who want the world of 2026 to be better than the world of 2016. Not only “want” it to be better, but most of whom are actively fighting each and every day to ensure that becomes a reality.

Women in the workplace: Why it matters

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I began to promote women’s rights and democracy in the Maldives as a result of my own experiences in the world of work. After completing my Master’s degree in finance abroad, I returned to my country with the hope and optimism to bring new innovations into the financial sector of the Maldives. However, during my job interviews I found people being more interested in my “family achievements” than my academic ones.