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Cracking the ceiling conference 2017 - Gender and labour in the global economy

In the first installment of the Governance Post event series, the Hertie School's Gender Equality and Sexuality (GES) Club hosted a conference on the interaction of gender, employment and childcare in today’s global economy on 1 April 2017.

The Governance Post is the Hertie School's student policy magazine. Each year the magazine hosts a student-initiated public event.

Over the last century, women have made inroads into many different walks of life. They have  secured  considerable private and public freedoms, although in some parts of the world they remain excluded from participating in many aspects of social life. And numerous factors still hinder their full participation in the economy.

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, this conference fostered a discussion on recent trends in gender and the workplace in the current global economy. The goal was to produce relevant ideas and potential solutions for addressing the wide gap in labour participation rates around the world, a summary of which you can find here in the final conference report, drafted by student-members of the Gender Equality and Sexuality (GES) Club.

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