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Gender Equality and the EU’s Transformational Power in Turkey — Social Europe Journal

"Gender equality is the main pillar of a democratic society and economic stability. Today’s politicians, legislators, judiciary authorities, bureaucrats, teachers, academics, business executives and civil society leaders in Turkey should focus more intensively on the establishment of a “gender equality culture” in order to bring Turkey to the standards of a 21st century democratic society..."

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Egypt's Answer To 'The Vagina Monologues' Confronts Sex, Violence And Daily Life For Women

Egypt's Answer To 'The Vagina Monologues' Confronts Sex, Violence And Daily Life For Women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Sondos Shabayek discovered her passion for theater during the Egyptian revolution in 2011. Now, she’s using it to tackle gender inequality.
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On Perilous Migrant Trail, Women Often Become Prey to Sexual Abuse

On Perilous Migrant Trail, Women Often Become Prey to Sexual Abuse | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Along with all the perils refugees face, women have added accounts of being assaulted, traumas that do not end with their arrival in Europe.


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This map illustrates which countries are achieving gender equality in science

This map illustrates which countries are achieving gender equality in science | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

A UNESCO study notes that only 28% of research and development workers across the globe are women.


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Dressing up a soccer stadium for survivors in Kosovo

Dressing up a soccer stadium for survivors in Kosovo | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
As the country moves to break the silence around conflict-related sexual violence, a public art installation aims to raise awareness and combat stigma for survivors.
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Moroccan media stakeholders discuss creation of Women Experts’ Directory

Moroccan media stakeholders discuss creation of Women Experts’ Directory | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
 A consultation on the creation of a regional tool to increase women’s visibility in the media, has brought together 15 participants in the Moroccan capital Rabat, including representatives...
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Girls shocked to find lack of progression in women's rights between 1915 and 2015

Girls shocked to find lack of progression in women's rights between 1915 and 2015 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Young girls are not aware of the reality of gender equality in 2015 when compared to the way things were 100 years ago, a video released by a film distributor has revealed.


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Feminism is for all: exposing gendered limitations of the Albanian male

Feminism is for all: exposing gendered limitations of the Albanian male | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Hegemonic masculinity enforces a half-reality, obscuring women’s perspectives. Yet the irony is that dismantling these gender norms would liberate Albanian men as well as women.


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Northern Ireland abortion ban endangers women's lives, says UN

Northern Ireland abortion ban endangers women's lives, says UN | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
UN sharply critical of near-total ban, while Amnesty International says province is ‘global embarrassment’ in terms of rights of women and girls
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Council of Europe's standard instruments on the subject of gender equality and women’s rights

Council of Europe's standard instruments on the subject of gender equality and women’s rights | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A new brochure brings together the main Council of Europe standard instruments on the subject of gender equality and women’s rights."

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Dutch campaigners fly abortion pills into Poland - BBC News

Dutch campaigners fly abortion pills into Poland - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A Dutch women's rights group uses a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland, in protest at the country's restrictive laws.
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Egyptian activists fear female genital mutilation initiative will fall short

Egyptian activists fear female genital mutilation initiative will fall short | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Egypt has announced an ambitious plan to reduce female genital mutilation by 10-15% over the next five years by mobilising doctors and judges against a practice that still affects more than 90% of women in the country."

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France president Francois Hollande adds resistance heroines to Panthéon

France president Francois Hollande adds resistance heroines to Panthéon | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"In a symbolic gesture to acknowledge that women as well as men have made French history, François Hollande has interred two female heroes of the resistance in the Panthéon, the resting place of the nation’s great."

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Few care services available for women, raped and pregnant, escaping ISIS captivity

Few care services available for women, raped and pregnant, escaping ISIS captivity | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Just last week, Human Rights Watch released a detailed report on the campaign of rape being waged in Iraq by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and called for much-needed medical and psychological help for the survivors. The organization interviewed 20 women and girls in the northern Iraqi town of Dohuk earlier this year who escaped captivity by the militant group, and also spoke to medical workers who are doing their best to help the survivors."

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Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution?

Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The Labour party has announced that as part of its election manifesto it will include a commitment to remove from the Irish Constitution language which prioritises a woman’s domestic role over her career.

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Iran impounds thousands of cars for 'bad hair cover'

Iran impounds thousands of cars for 'bad hair cover' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Iran has impounded tens of thousands of cars in 2015. The reason? Women inside the affected vehicles had not properly covered their hair with a headscarf...
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Beyond 'he' and 'she': The rise of non-binary pronouns - BBC News

Beyond 'he' and 'she': The rise of non-binary pronouns - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The pronoun "he" refers to males and "she" to females. But some people are neither - and in the US an increasing number are choosing different pronouns.
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Northern Ireland law on abortion ruled 'incompatible with human rights'

Northern Ireland law on abortion ruled 'incompatible with human rights' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A high court judge has ruled that Northern Ireland’s almost outright ban on abortion breaches the human rights of women and girls, including rape victims.

The historic judgment, delivered in Belfast on Monday, could lead to women and girls who are the victims of rape and incest as well those suffering from fatal foetal abnormalities having terminations in Northern Irish hospitals."

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Gender pay gap 'may take 118 years to close' - World Economic Forum - BBC News

Gender pay gap 'may take 118 years to close' - World Economic Forum - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum says it could take the world 118 years to close the economic gap between men and women, the BBC's Naomi Grimley reports.

 

http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2015/

 

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Gender equality is a founding value of the EU, so why the lack of progress? | The Guardian

Gender equality is a founding value of the EU, so why the lack of progress? | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A report on Europe’s gender equality reveals negligible progress since 2005, with men still grossly over-represented in political and economic decision-making
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Student sexual violence: 'leaving each university to deal with it isn't working'

Student sexual violence: 'leaving each university to deal with it isn't working' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Victims of rape and sexual assault say they are not being taken seriously by elite universities, with devastating results, a Guardian investigation reveals

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A black stain on San Fermín: sexual aggression at Pamplona bull run denounced

A black stain on San Fermín: sexual aggression at Pamplona bull run denounced | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Women’s groups say assault and harassment are engrained in the world-famous festival and call on authorities to tackle rather than tolerate it
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"We need a feminist revolution"

"We need a feminist revolution" | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The efforts of the women's rights movement in Lebanon have remained unsuccessful for more than 70 years, says Hayat Mirshad, a member of the Democratic Women's Association. The blame lies with feminists' willingness to compromise, but also with women's rights organisations' hunt for sponsorship money. Juliane Metzker spoke to her in Beirut
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What does the Turkish general election tell for gender equality in politics?

What does the Turkish general election tell for gender equality in politics? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Recent Turkish elections saw radical changes in parliament composition opening a new political season. Feminists and LGBT activists played a fundamental role in this renewal
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Women disproportionately affected by austerity, charities warn

Women disproportionately affected by austerity, charities warn | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Coalition of charities says Conservatives’ planned cuts to social security, public sector and legal aid risk widening gender inequality
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Merkel tops Forbes 100 most powerful women list with Clinton close behind

Merkel tops Forbes 100 most powerful women list with Clinton close behind | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

German chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, but may have a fight on her hands to retain the title.

Former secretary of state and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at No 2, is “just a breath and a ballot away from the most powerful woman crown,” said the list’s compilers.

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