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The feminist newsletter Les Glorieuses, launched in fall of 2015, has a bone to pick about pay inequality in France.
The collective group, made up of women and men who believe “beyond the fundamental notion of feminism but rather the empowerment of all women in society”, has made an appeal to French women to stop working on Monday, November 7, at exactly 4:34:07 pm. Why the extra seven seconds? From this point in the calendar, according to the calculations, women work for free until the end of the year.
The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Report, which looks at 144 countries, revealed that it would take until the year 2186 (or 170 years) to achieve pay equality in France and elsewhere, where men earned 23.5% more than women in 2015. The study did indicate, however, that France was fifth overall in the countries that improved the most in closing the gender gap last year.
Les Glorieuses are not just asking the 13.8 million women in the French workforce to stop working on Monday but also to sign a petition for equal pay.
The WEF report also showed the US dropped 17 spots, from 28th to 45th over last year, citing greater “transparency measures in determining income”. Imagine what could happen after the November 8 elections.
Cecilia Bartoli, the future Director of the Opera de Monte-Carlo, has made her mark on the Principality, performing in the first cultural event to take place in the new Place du Casino.
The Principality now has a new, easily identifiable way to locate electric vehicle recharging stations, introducing bright yellow ‘Monaco On’ recharging points.
A new app by Monegasque organisation Peace and Sport is making it easier for educators to spread the message of using sport to create a more peaceful and non-violent world.
Klaxit has been launched in Monaco and the government is hoping the carpooling app will have an impact on the tens of thousands of workers travel into the Principality every day.
Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch is to host the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 27, the third time he has hosted the Awards. The ’Sherlock’ star previously led the 2014 Awards in Kuala Lumpur and the 2015 ceremony in Shanghai.
His role playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, his performance as Julian Assange in the Wikileaks movie The Fifth Estate and as the Dragon Smaug, in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, have established Cumberbatch as one of the world’s most sought-after performers.
"As an actor, I am asked to play a variety of characters, from legendary detective, a master of the mystic arts or an enigma code-breaking genius. None of those characters though have helped me discover who the winners will be at this year's Laureus Awards," said Cumberbatch.
"All of the nominations are fantastic and, along with a stunning Monaco location, home of the Formula One Grand Prix, I know it's going to be a very special night. Join us!"
The Laureus World Sports Awards will celebrate sporting success and achievement over the past calendar year.