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First lady Jill Biden makes remarks before U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to expand and improve research on women's health.

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Biden targets gender inequality in medical research

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to address gender inequality in medical research. First lady Jill Biden is spearheading the $100 million initiative, as well as the Biden campaign’s effort to mobilize female voters.
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Paige Fusco

Graphic Truth: From baby boom to baby gloom

Women are having fewer children in the US and Canada, where birth rates have been falling since the 1960s. In 2020, Canada’s fertility rate hit an all-time low of 1.4 children per woman. In the US, the national birth rate has fallen by 20% since 2007.

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Brazil will need to relocate citizens in areas that have been hit repeatedly by storms and other disasters supercharged by climate change, the country's Environment Minister Marina Silva said in Davos, Switzerland, earlier this month.

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Hard Numbers: Grim warnings on climate change, Rich get richer, Gender healthcare gap, AI dominates the conversation

14.5 million: Davos offered grim warnings regarding climate change. A report released at the forum warned there could be an additional 14.5 million deaths from climate change by 2050 and $12.5 trillion in economic losses worldwide. To help mitigate these potential consequences, the global health system will necessitate a “comprehensive” transformation, the report said.

$869 billion: The combined fortunes of the world’s richest five men stand at $869 billion, according to a report released by Oxfam amid the World Economic Forum, up from $405 billion in 2020. The charity said the richest 1% now own 43% of global financial assets and called for curbs on CEO pay.

1 trillion: Women spend 25% more of their lives in poor health than men, according to a report released at Davos from the World Economic Forum and the McKinsey Health Institute. It found that closing the gender gap in healthcare could potentially add $1 trillion to the global economy by 2040.

30: Artificial intelligence was living rent-free in the minds of Davos attendees. There were 30 separate sessions touching on AI at this year’s forum. During one event on the topic, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman downplayed the notion that AI would dismantle society as we know it, saying, “It will change the world much less than we all think and it will change jobs much less than we all think.”

Texas Supreme Court stands firm on limiting abortion access

The Texas Supreme Court on Monday overturned a lower court's decision to grant Kate Cox, who is carrying a fetus with a fatal condition, a “medical emergency” exception for an abortion. Doctors have told Cox that not having the procedure could risk her future fertility.
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BJP Mahila Morcha workers celebrate the introduction of Women's Reservation Bill in the Special Session of the Parliament in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

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A political breakthrough for India’s women

On Monday, India opened its first special session of parliament since 2017, and expectations rose that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a plan to use the short session to make an unusual – maybe historic -- announcement.

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GZERO celebrates International Women's Day

GZERO celebrates International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, we’re proud to showcase just a few of the exceptional women we’ve interviewed on “GZERO World with Ian Bremmer,” our weekly program on US public television. The accomplishments of these remarkable women have made them role models globally. Click to watch our interviews with:

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Will Nepal cash out?
Will Nepal Cash Out? | Economic Empowerment | GZERO Media

Will Nepal cash out?

Like much of the world, Nepal saw digital payments soar during the pandemic.

Tulsi Rauniyar, a young Nepalese documentary photographer, experienced the transition firsthand. With COVID making human touch a big concern, e-commerce and cashless transactions became more commonplace — so much so that Rauniyar herself rarely uses cash anymore. This technological globalization is increasingly helping female entrepreneurs and businesswomen succeed in Nepal. But it still needs to reach rural areas — where many hard-working women are unaware of these transformative technologies.

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