There is also only one woman for every four male speakers at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland 0SHARES Share Tweet Email German chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the annual World Economic Forum on January 24, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. PHOTO: AFP BRUSSELS: Female speakers are outnumbered by men by three to one at Europe’s top international meetings including the Davos summit and Munich Security Conference, a report revealed on Thursday. The survey of world leaders and business people addressing top conferences over the last five years shows a “huge gender gap” with 74 per cent of speakers being male, the Open Society Foundations group said. The report — titled “An End to Manels”, or all-male panels — comes as campaigns such as #MeToo and #Timesup try to advance the fight for women’s rights around the world. “If you’re walking on the street and see four men for every woman you would recognise something is wrong,” report co-author Christal Morehouse told a press conference in Brussels. “But until now, no one has brought this ratio into question for Europe’s top conferences.” The worst is the annual Globsec security forum in the Slovak capital Bratislava, with only 12 per cent of… Read full this story
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