Nov 2, 2017

The world's gender income gap gets wider

Fans advocate for equal pay at a U.S. women's national soccer team match in 2016. Photo: Jessica Hill / AP

The World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap Report 2017" finds "declining gender equality in the workplace and political representation": "[T]he parity gap [widened] for the first time since ... 2006."

  • "The U.S. falls four places to 49 ... (out of 144 countries). In 2006, it ranked 23."
  • "The U.S.'s greatest weakness is in [the] Political Empowerment pillar, where it falls from 77 in 2016 to 96 on the generally low number of women in [top government] positions ... lowest level since 2007."

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Atlanta mayor on Trump's riot response: "He speaks and he makes it worse"

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms responded on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday to President Trump's tweets and comments about the mass protests that have swept across the United States, urging him to "just stop talking."

What she's saying: "This is like Charlottesville all over again. He speaks and he makes it worse. There are times when you should just be quiet. And I wish that he would just be quiet."

Black Americans' competing crises

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

For many black Americans, this moment feels like a crisis within a crisis within a crisis.

The big picture: It's not just George Floyd's killing by police. Or the deaths of EMT Breonna Taylor and jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Or the demeaning of birdwatcher Christian Cooper and journalist Omar Jimenez. Or the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate harm to African Americans. It's that it's all happening at once.

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Amnesty International: U.S. police must end militarized response to protests

Washington State Police use tear gas to disperse a crowd in Seattle during a demonstration protesting the death of George Floyd. Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Amnesty International issued a statement on Sunday morning calling for an end to militarized policing in several U.S. cities and the use of "excessive force" against demonstrators protesting police brutality.

Why it matters: The human rights group said police across the country were "failing their obligations under international law to respect and facilitate the right to peaceful protest, exacerbating a tense situation and endangering the lives of protesters."