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The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries."


http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2016/

 

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Patriarchy is the sea in which Trump and his sharks gather

Patriarchy is the sea in which Trump and his sharks gather | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The far right wants to return to a time when men were men, and women were sanctified mothers or whores. Let’s call this by its proper name.

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Patriarchy is the sea in which these sharks gather. I am glad to see that people are using this word again. It went out of fashion for a bit when feminism was portrayed as a series of tedious personal choices over shoes, shopping and sex toys. But the concept of patriarchy is essential to understanding what is happening right now. It is a system by which men hold power over political leadership, moral authority and every kind of social privilege, over women and children."

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Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation

Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
CAIRO (AFP) - An amended law that toughens penalties for female genital mutilation to up to 15 years in jail has come into effect, the health ministry announced Sunday.
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Scale of sexual abuse in UK universities likened to Savile and Catholic scandals

Scale of sexual abuse in UK universities likened to Savile and Catholic scandals | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Stories of more than 100 women shared with Guardian expose pattern of harassment which remains largely hidden
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Nasty Women, Meet Gobby Women

Nasty Women, Meet Gobby Women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Trump’s "nasty woman" remark at the last debate was rooted in a long tradition of misogyny. The Glasgow Women’s Library can prove it.
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Gender pay gap could take 170 years to close, says World Economic Forum

Gender pay gap could take 170 years to close, says World Economic Forum | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Global economic disparity between men and women found to be rising, with levels now similar to during 2008 financial crisis
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Polish government signals U-turn on total abortion ban

Polish government signals U-turn on total abortion ban | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Minister says women’s protests ‘taught us humility’ and conservative leadership will withdraw support for controversial move
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Girls as young as 7 feel pressure to be pretty – body confidence study

Girls as young as 7 feel pressure to be pretty – body confidence study | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Girlguiding UK warns of society’s focus on appearance as survey shows 36% of girls aged 7-10 believe looks to be paramount
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Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies receive the “Right Livelihood” Award

Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies receive the “Right Livelihood” Award | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Feminist activist and woman human rights defender Mozn Hassan and Nazra received this award known as the Alternative Nobel for 2016, for their work on combating sexual violence against women and other issues.
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Workplace a bit sexist? Welcome to feminist fight club

Workplace a bit sexist? Welcome to feminist fight club | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
If you’ve got an idea-stealing Himitator or a creepy Hoverer in your life, it’s time to take action. These are the moves
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Trafficking of Nigerian women into prostitution in Europe 'at crisis level'

Trafficking of Nigerian women into prostitution in Europe 'at crisis level' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
UN says 80% of the Nigerian women who came to Italy by boat in the first half of 2016 will be trafficked into prostitution
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Feminist analysis can help us to understand Brexit

Feminist analysis can help us to understand Brexit | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

There is no shortage of analysis on the post-Brexit fallout but, following a trend established in the referendum campaign, issues of gender are remarkably absent. Indeed, women’s voices are rare in the debate regardless of their position.

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Harassment: Girls 'wear shorts under school skirts' - BBC News

Harassment: Girls 'wear shorts under school skirts' - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Girls are wearing shorts under their school skirts to avoid sexual harassment, the Women and Equalities Committee is told.
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Women Reclaim The Streets Of Cairo Through Stunning Ballet Photos

Women Reclaim The Streets Of Cairo Through Stunning Ballet Photos | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Photographer Mohamed Taher addresses Egypt's ongoing sexual harassment epidemic.

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The Sexist Law That Leaves Children Stateless

The Sexist Law That Leaves Children Stateless | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.
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Different paths to gender equality in Nordic academia | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

Different paths to gender equality in Nordic academia | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The higher the level in the academic hierarchy, the fewer the women. Several campaigns to increase the gender equality in academia are now underway in the Nordic countries.
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The dangers of rebranding prostitution as ‘sex work’

The dangers of rebranding prostitution as ‘sex work’ | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
In an extract from her new book, Pimp State, activist Kat Banyard argues that prostitution is sexual exploitation. Decriminalising this industry only legitimises the abuse of women
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‘I Live in a Lie’: Saudi Women Speak Up

‘I Live in a Lie’: Saudi Women Speak Up | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Nearly 6,000 women responded to a Times call-out about their lives in a private, patriarchal society, expressing their fears, frustrations and ambitions.
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The Moroccan women fighting daily sexual harassment - BBC News

The Moroccan women fighting daily sexual harassment - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
In Morocco, it's not easy for women to walk the streets unmolested. Morgan Meaker hears from some who want to put an end to endemic harassment.
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Egyptian MP says women students must pass 'virginity tests'

Egyptian MP says women students must pass 'virginity tests' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Egyptian MP says women students must pass 'virginity tests', A controversial Egyptian MP has said that women must pass 'periodic virginity examinations' if they want to receive a university education.
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Being called a bird is infantilising. Such terms hold women back | Hattie Garlick

Being called a bird is infantilising. Such terms hold women back | Hattie Garlick | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
‘Bird’, ‘doll’, ‘chick’ and ‘babe’ are all words women hate, according to a new survey. Little wonder: these nicknames are fluffy, cute – and demeaning
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Polish lawmakers push on with near-total ban on abortion

Polish lawmakers push on with near-total ban on abortion | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Ruling PiS party committed to law banning most terminations and making maximum jail term for practitioners to five years
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What is the Matilda Effect?

What is the Matilda Effect? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The Matilda effect is an effect named for Matilda Joslyn Gage that describes how woman scientist’s discoveries and contributions receive less attention then their male counterparts, are forgotten, or are erroneously assigned to a different male scientist.


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New study finds men are often their own favourite experts on any given subject

New study finds men are often their own favourite experts on any given subject | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A fascinating new working paper finds men are far more likely than women to back up their arguments with appeals to a higher authority: themselves.
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Eleven women in adverts who are past their sell-by date | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Eleven women in adverts who are past their sell-by date | Hannah Jane Parkinson | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
You’ll know the stereotypes that need to go: women ecstatically feeding a family after shaving their hairless legs while having a blue period
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