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Kanye West inks Yeezy deal with Gap, whose shares surge

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:33 AM

Kanye West and the struggling Gap brand will be introducing a new line of American clothing with Yeezy's designs called 'Yeezy Gap' in 2021

Gender gaps deeply ingrained in Japan society – U.N. official

Mar 06, 2020 - 12:26 PM

Izumi Nakamitsu says Japanese children are conditioned to accept gender boundaries as a natural part of society, adding that such norms have been internalized to a highly abnormal degree in the country

Izumi Nakamitsu Izumi Nakamitsu, under-secretary-general and high representative for disarmament affairsspeaks in an interview with Kyodo News on Feb. 18, 2020. (Kyodo)  zoom photo

Philippines drops to No. 16 in Gender Gap Report 2020

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The World Economic Forum notes a considerable widening of the political empowerment gap in the Philippines

FEMALE WORKERS. Female laborers in the Philippines have long struggled for fair practice. File photo from AFP

Generation Z taunts old-timers with 'OK boomer' jibe

Nov 09, 2019 - 3:12 PM

'OK boomer' has become the retort of choice for Gen Z kids exasperated with the views of their elders

'Marginal improvement' in global fight for gender equality – report

Dec 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM

'The directionally positive average trend registered this year is supported by improvements in 89 of the 144 countries covered both this year and last year,' the World Economic Forum says in its Global Gender Gap Report 2018

Philippines climbs to No. 8 in 2018 Global Gender Gap report

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:43 AM

The World Economic Forum says the Philippines has managed to close about 80% of its total gender gap

SLOWDOWN. Exports of semiconductors are expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of the year owing to weak orders from the EU (European Union), China, and Japan, NEDA says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it – U.N.

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

To cap global warming at 2ºC, national carbon-cutting pledges annexed to the 2015 Paris Agreement must collectively triple by 2030

CLIMATE ALARM. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

Duterte Year 2: Is the Philippines secure online?

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Knowing threats exist is different from doing something about them. This leads to the major cybersecurity gap in the Philippines.

Netflix royal drama 'The Crown' apologizes over pay furor

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Left Bank Pictures issues a statement after producers admit actress Claire Foy was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith in the show

The Crown (L to R) Prince Philip, Elizabeth Philip and Elizabeth share an intimate moment

Ex-New Zealand PM urges young women to uphold their rights

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'You have to be prepared to persevere over a very long period of time,' says former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Former New Zealand PM and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about leadership and empowerment. Screenshot from Rappler video

Netflix admits Claire Foy's 'The Crown' salary is less than Matt Smith's

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The show's producers confirm that Matt Smith, Claire's co-star in the show negotiated a better deal because of his perceived higher profile

The Crown - Elizabeth - Elizabeth in Scotland

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name,' says the actor

Only 5 countries close gender gap in education, health – WEF

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment

HEALTH ACCESS. A total of 34 out of 144 countries studied by the World Economic Forum have closed the gender gap on health and survival. Photo by Shutterstock

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 2, 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of the news you need to know this Thursday.

ATTACK. An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017.  Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Global gender gap widened for the first time in a decade – report

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:15 AM

68% of the world’s gender gap has been closed in 2016, says the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report

GENDER GAP. The 2017 Global Gender Gap report says the world has closed 68% of the gender parity gap.

PH slides to 10th spot of Global Gender Gap report for 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Despite the drop, the Philippines remains the most gender equal country in Asia

GENDER GAP. Philippines remains to be in the top 10 most gender equal countries in the world.

BBC under fire for gender pay gap as top salaries revealed

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:14 AM

For the first time in its 94 year existence the BBC this year is forced to release a list of its employees paid more than £150 000 195 000 170 000 euros between 2016 2017

A BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

How are women's rights measured online?

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Filipino women do not enjoy the same rights as men online despite the high social media penetration in the country But there are things the government and stakeholders can do to address this

GAP. The Foundation for Media Alternatives gives Philippines a score of 5 out of 10 in its Digital Gender Report Card.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

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Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

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PH still among 10 most gender-equal nations

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

But because of the sluggish pace of change in wealthy countries in Asia the region will not close its economic gap for another 111 years says the World Economic Forum

Economic parity between women and men could take 170 years – report

Oct 26, 2016 - 6:01 AM

Iceland tops the list of the world s most gender equal societies

K to 12: Can it address the labor mismatch?

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Edukasyon ph aims to guide students through the biggest educational shift in a generation and prepare them for the new economy

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school

May 20, 2016 - 1:07 PM

For many women and girls in developing countries menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing

Melinda Gates donates $80 million to close gender data gap

May 18, 2016 - 3:21 PM

She says the funding would allow the collection of data in areas such as time use unpaid work and economic empowerment

GENDER GAP. Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, participates in the 4th Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 May 2016, where she annonced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate 80 million US dollars to the work of collecting data on the world's women. Photo by Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

US retail giants feel pain as online shopping hits

May 15, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Online retail sales are surging while clothing stores are seeing slower growth as more consumers trade malls for smartphones

epa05091928 (FILE) A File picture dated 26 November 2013 of Macy's company brand sign in New York, USA. US retailer Macy's on 06 January 2016 had announced the closure of 36 of its stores, axing an estimated 4,500 jobs. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Sales slump worsens at fashion group Gap

May 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Key challenges include competition from fast fashion chains like H M and Uniqlo

epa02612287 United States apparel maker GAP Inc.'s new flagship store in the up-market Ginza shopping district in downtown Tokyo, Japan, 03 March, 2011. The store is part of GAP's recent move into the Asian market. The company also plans to open 11 stores this year in Hong Kong and China. EPA/EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN

Do Southeast Asia, PH have gender equality in education?

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is generally equal for boys and girls – until they reach secondary education

PARITY? Although primary education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is relatively equal for boys and girls, the gap widens when they reach secondary education

Improving efficiency in infra key to PH growth – economist

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:38 PM

An IMF economist says the Philippines could see significant growth if it ensures better public investment efficiency

How privilege, power in the economy drive extreme inequality in Asia

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth However this wealth and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises are not being equally shared

INEQUALITY. While the recent boom brings greater prosperity to some people in Asia, an even larger number find themselves struggling under their circumstances

#FreeFromFear: UN campaign seeks safer PH cities for women

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Women are often harassed on the streets and a UN organization hopes to change that

PERSONAL STORIES. Women write their experiences of sexual harassment which are then shared online as part of the #FreefromFear campaign. Photo from the UN Safe Cities Metro Manila Programme

Will I find love in Paris? Or will there be more?

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Au revoir Manila I ll be back soon with several stories about gender climate change and human rights to tell

Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Comelec exec: Political parties should field more women candidates

Nov 25, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The Philippines now ranks first in Asia and the Pacific when it comes to closing the gender gap but gaps in leadership levels still persist

MORE WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT. Senatorial candidates Leila de Lima, Susan Ople, and Lorna Kapunan answer questions in a forum moderated by Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Tricky issue of gender pay gap surfaces in White House race

Oct 18, 2015 - 1:08 PM

A string of recent studies and high profile lawsuits including in Silicon Valley highlights a persistent gender pay gap in the US

Women are prime movers of inclusive growth – APEC leaders

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:33 AM

They also push for addressing gender disparities in women s labor force participation and strengthening their role in growing MSMEs

Women at the top

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The shortage of economic and employment opportunities for women remain the areas that need improvement

How to handle a job interview after a gap year of travel

Jul 19, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Considering a year off? How will you address that when it s time to look for a job? Traveler Mark Villaflor shares 10 things he s learned living life on the road

LONGSHENG, CHINA. Communicating through non-verbal gestures, this lady invited us to eat her fresh picked fruit

Millennials in PH 'more ambitious' – survey

Jun 18, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Deloitte s 2015 Millennial survey shows the need for closer coordination between businesses and the academe in preparing graduates for employment

Fesyen masa kini, racun lumbung padi

Apr 06, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Mengekor fesyen saja tidak cukup Tahukah kamu menurut Greenpeace sebagian produk fesyen ini tak ramah lingkungan Cek produk apa saja yang mendapat sorotan para aktivis lingkungan

Aktivis Greenpeace Indonesia melakukan protes bertema Anti-racun di Jakarta, 17 April 2013. Protes itu terkait perusahaan tekstil raksasa yang berafiliasi dengan merek terkenal seperti GAP, Banana Republic, dan Old Navy yang diduga berkontribusi mencemari Sungai Citarum di Jawa Barat. Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

Women of the world: Glass half empty?

Mar 09, 2015 - 4:33 PM

In spite the country’s strong track record in providing women with equal access to education and health significant gender disparities still persist in employment and wages

Richest 1% to own more than everyone else by 2016

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Oxfam: The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering and despite the issues shooting up the global agenda the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast

Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

World Bank cuts PH 2014 growth forecast to 6%

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Despite lowered expectations the World Bank commends the Philippines ambition to achieve inclusive growth

Inequality worst in decades in range of countries – OECD

Dec 09, 2014 - 9:42 AM

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD says most of its 34 member countries has seen a growing widening in the inequality gap

NYC'S POOR. A homeless man with a sign asks for money on a street in New York on October 14, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Current pledges not enough to stop global warming – UN report

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:54 PM

The report by the UN Environment Program and the World Resources Institute says the planet must aim for global carbon neutrality by mid to late century to head off the worst effects of climate change

POLLUTED AIR. A man cycles past cooling towers in Beijing, China, 05 August 2013. EPA/Diego Azubel

Inequality near highest levels in 100 years: Yellen

Oct 17, 2014 - 9:09 PM

The US Federal Reserve chief says wide wealth disparities can make it harder for the poor to move up the income ladder

INEQUALITY. US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says "income and wealth inequality are near their highest levels in the past hundred years" and have widened during the economic recovery. Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Ello, Windows 10 (TechRap)

Oct 05, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gap Gate and butt test Anti Facebook social network Ello gets viral surge

Hillary Clinton: Distressing to see women get paid less

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:08 AM

We have to keep knocking down those external and internal obstacles that are cultural and religious says Hillary Clinton on the gender pay gap

WAGE GAP. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says even the US struggles with economic empowerment for women. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Cougar punchline 2

Aug 15, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Cougar

Aug 15, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Cougar punchline 3

Aug 15, 2014 - 5:00 AM