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Human rights experts to converge in Amman for gender equality meeting

Human rights experts to converge in Amman for gender equality meeting | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

AMMAN — The “overarching” issues of gender equality and women’s rights will be the focus of an international conference, slated to open in Amman on Sunday.  The 11th Conference of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions...

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​Turkish Deputy Minister Claims Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public

​Turkish Deputy Minister Claims Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Are you a woman? Do you enjoy laughing, and do you sometimes do so in public? While this seems about as innocuous as, well, being in public, according to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, laughing in public could indicate that a woman is *gasp* unchaste.
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'More women judges will improve law': Britain's only female Supreme Court judge calls for more diversity

'More women judges will improve law': Britain's only female Supreme Court judge calls for more diversity | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Britain's only female Supreme Court judge says there needs to be more gender equality shown across Britain's legal system and that by appointing more female judges the quality of justice could be greatly improved.
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A child abuse 'out of the ordinary'

A child abuse 'out of the ordinary' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
London is hosting an international summit to discuss putting a stop to female genital mutilation. In the UK as many as 170,000 women and girls have been cut but why does the practice persist?
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Ireland abortion laws could breach international human rights treaty, UN warns

Ireland abortion laws could breach international human rights treaty, UN warns | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The Irish Government has been warned that its abortion legislation is still in breach of international human rights laws.

The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, is being questioned by the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) as it reviews the country’s compliance in Geneva.

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Universities need to help women beat the gender pay gap

Universities need to help women beat the gender pay gap | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Higher education has a responsibility to its female students to ensure they start work confident in their skills, otherwise how will they assert their right to equal pay
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The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color

The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

When cultural anthropology, psychology and photographic ingenuity converge, it’s a fascinating thing. And that’s exactly what South Korean visual artist JeongMee Yoon has been doing since 2005 in her thesis work, The Pink and Blue Projects.

 

Inspired by her own daughter’s obsession with the color pink, Yoon’s project explores the color preferences of children and their parents across different cultures and ethnic groups, probing into gender identity as a socialized construct.

 

Yoon found that girls’ preference for pink and boys’ for blue was universal and widespread, powered by pervasive advertising and media messaging intentionally targeting each gender of children with the respective color.

 

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Helping boys by making them think differently about girls - Telegraph

Helping boys by making them think differently about girls - Telegraph | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Hannah Marsh meets the male volunteers working with teenage boys to challenge negative gender stereotypes and potentially damaging ideas of masculinity
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Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister

Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Separating toys into boys' and girls' aisles may discourage girls from science and engineering careers, says Jenny Wilmott
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Gender between your ears not your legs. Time to smash taboos like gender specific toys.

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AFRICA - Morocco women protest Islamist PM's stay at home speech

AFRICA - Morocco women protest Islamist PM's stay at home speech | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Moroccan women protested outside parliament on Tuesday demanding the resignation of Islamist premier Abdelilah Benkirane after he urged women to stay at home and look after their families
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Is it anti-feminist to watch the World Cup?

Is it anti-feminist to watch the World Cup? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Silvia Murray Wakefield: The presence of women is actually key to breaking the uninterrupted circle of sexism in British men's football
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Domestic violence increases 25% during England World Cup games

Domestic violence increases 25% during England World Cup games | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The National Centre for Domestic Violence is trying to raise awareness about domestic violence during the World Cup, after it emerged that instances increased by 25% after England Games at the 2010 tournament.

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I feel bad for English women tonight after losing again.

A Canadian research shows similar results in the case of Hockey.

The study suggests that high levels of domestic abuse correlate not only with major sporting events, but specifically with disappointing results..

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YouTube refuses Egypt's request to remove footage of Tahrir Square sexual assault

YouTube refuses Egypt's request to remove footage of Tahrir Square sexual assault | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

A woman protesting against sexual violence in Egypt after the attack.

 

"YouTube has refused a request from the Egyptian government to remove footage of a violent sexual assault in Cairo.

The video of a naked and bloodied woman being dragged out of Tahrir Square after being attacked during celebrations for the inauguration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi caused international outrage.

 

The new leader visited the woman in hospital last week, “apologising to every Egyptian woman” for sexual violence in the country in the televised meeting. A spokesman for the President said the victim asked for the footage, which had gone viral on social media, to be taken down."

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Selfie doubts | Women's Views on News

Selfie doubts | Women's Views on News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
There is currently worrying increase in cosmetic surgery for young people. Why? And what can be done?
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Women in Turkey have a laugh in public at the deputy Prime Minister's expense

Women in Turkey have a laugh in public at the deputy Prime Minister's expense | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A speech made by the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister urging women not to laugh in public in order to "preserve morality" has sparked a backlash on social media from women posting defiant selfies of themselves laughing at his remarks.
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The Cats Against Feminism Tumblr is the best response to the Women Against Feminism Tumblr EVERc

The Cats Against Feminism Tumblr is the best response to the Women Against Feminism Tumblr EVERc | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

 A few weeks ago, we reported on how sad the Women Against Feminism Tumblr made us. Filled with photos of women explaining why they don't "need" feminism, it was upsetting to see how many young women view feminism as an evil force that belittles men and portrays women as weak victims. The entire blog was just a little depressing.


Read more: http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/lifestyle/big-issue/cosmo-reports/cats-against-feminism-tumblr-amazing#ixzz38fJOOUl3

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Cairo University's New Sexual Harassment Policy a Novelty in the Region - Al-Fanar Media

Cairo University's New Sexual Harassment Policy a Novelty in the Region - Al-Fanar Media | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

CAIRO— Egypt’s Cairo University this month became the first public university in the region’s most populous state to adopt a sexual harassment policy, a move hailed as a first milestone by professors and activists who led the effort and as first step in spreading the policy to other Egyptian universities.

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Emmeline Pankhurst: Google Doodle honours suffragette on 156th anniversary of her birth

Emmeline Pankhurst: Google Doodle honours suffragette on 156th anniversary of her birth | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Google has marked the 156th anniversary of the birth of political activist and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst with a homepage doodle.
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New report reveals lack of women at top level of sports industry

New report reveals lack of women at top level of sports industry | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
National Olympic commitees failed to meet their 2005 target of 20% female board representation
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European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face veils

European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face veils | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a French law banning the wearing of the full-face veil, the niqab.

The Strasbourg-based court was ruling on a case brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression."

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Libya: Tribute to Salwa Bughaighis | Human Rights Watch

Libya: Tribute to Salwa Bughaighis | Human Rights Watch | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

(Tripoli) – Human Rights Watch today issued the following tribute to Salwa Bughaighis, a prominent human rights and women’s rights activist who was assassinated in Libya on June 25, 2014:

A Voice of Courage Stilled in Libya

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Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat – review

Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat – review | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Female diplomats? Unthinkable! Helen McCarthy has uncovered the stories of women who sought influence and adventure on the world stage. By Susan Pedersen
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The resignation of Helena Costa shows that in sport, as in politics, the bar is set twice as high as for women

The resignation of Helena Costa shows that in sport, as in politics, the bar is set twice as high as for women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
What caused Helena Costa to quit her role as the highest-profile female manager of a men’s team in European football? According to the  36-year-old herself, a number of factors were to blame – including the management of the club.
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Oxford University went co-ed 40 years ago. And look how far we've come

Oxford University went co-ed 40 years ago. And look how far we've come | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Catherine Bennett: As a co-ed pioneer, I'm happy to see parity between male and female students, but women are still denied top jobs
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Fathers spend seven times more with their children than in the 1970s

Fathers spend seven times more with their children than in the 1970s | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Mothers also find more time for interaction, but survey reveals social disparity depending on parents' education level.

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While the time focused on their offspring still comes in at a fairly low average of 35 minutes a day for working fathers, it is far higher than the five minutes registered in 1974. Mothers' quality time with their kids has also risen over the same period, from 15 minutes a day to an hour."

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Careers in Scientific Research : Stalling Progress for Women

Careers in Scientific Research : Stalling Progress for Women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Despite best intentions, and evident progress over the past few decades, the stark reality remains that there are fewer women choosing careers in scientific research, with men continuing to occupy the most senior positions across the board. How can it be that despite some past progress and victories, progress for women in this area has stalled?"


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