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Fighting To Get Women On Boards In The Workplace

"In October, the European Parliament, in an unprecedented move, rejected a male candidate’s nomination for the European Central Bank (ECB) executive board because of … gender balance. Parliamentarians argued that Eurozone finance ministers should have nominated two candidates — a man and a woman — and accused them of gender bias..."

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EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"BRUSSELS — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.

 

EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of paying lip service to increasing equality between the sexes, the problem of inequality is still plain for all to see at these meetings — where are the women?"

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France's new education minister prompts rightwing protests

France's new education minister prompts rightwing protests | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, an outspoken proponent of gender equality, was promoted during French cabinet shakeup
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Five ways to end the gender pay gap

Five ways to end the gender pay gap | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Another week, another report on women being paid less than men. So here is our helpful guide to bring an end to this madness and guarantee a fair and equal wage for all
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First female winner for maths medal

First female winner for maths medal | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.

In a landmark hailed as "long overdue", Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was recognised for her work on complex geometry.

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Outrage in Saudi Arabia at appearance of female newsreader without headscarf on state television

Outrage in Saudi Arabia at appearance of female newsreader without headscarf on state television | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The unprecedented appearance of a female newsreader on Saudi state television without a headscarf has caused a scandal in the deeply conservative Islamic state.
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The bizarre debate over female laughter shows Turkey's women need a new deal

The bizarre debate over female laughter shows Turkey's women need a new deal | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Social media mocked the deputy PM's call for women to stop laughing in public – but inequality, misogyny and violence are rife
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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.

 

http://www.jeongmeeyoon.com/aw_pinkblue.htm

 

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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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Britain's lack of women MPs worse than in 64 countries worldwide - Telegraph

Britain's lack of women MPs worse than in 64 countries worldwide - Telegraph | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

British women are so underrepresented in politics that the country has fallen to 65th in a global league table of female representation.

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The rise in sexual offences on trains shows how rife misogyny is

The rise in sexual offences on trains shows how rife misogyny is | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Today the British transport police announced a 21% increase in reported sex offences on railways, rising to 1,117 in 2013-14 from 925 the previous year.

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Gender equality in Tunisia: new publication highlights issues and obstacles

Gender equality in Tunisia: new publication highlights issues and obstacles | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

On the occasion of Tunisian Women’s Day, celebrating the promulgation of the Personal Status Code that gave Tunisian women a unique and privileged status in the Arab world, the European Union has published “Tunisia’s Gender profile”. Started in January and finalised in July 2014, the profile presents data updated to June 2014. The document, available in French and Arabic, has been prepared in the framework of the cooperation between the EU and the Tunisian government, and aims to identify and analyse gender issues, in view of promoting a new gender equality programme.

 

Profil Genre de la Tunisie 2014

http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/tunisia/documents/page_content/profil_genre_tunisie2014_longue_fr.pdf

 

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Garment-making scandal: not only Asia | Women's Views on News

Garment-making scandal: not only Asia | Women's Views on News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The Clean Clothes Campaign has released a major report that exposed widespread human rights violations in garment factories across Eastern Europe. The report, “Stitched Up – Poverty wages for garment workers in Eastern Europe and Turkey”, is the result of extensive research, including interviews with over 300 garment workers in 10 countries in the region."

 

Find the report on the website of Clean Clothes Campaign :

http://www.cleanclothes.org/livingwage/stitched-up

 

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How did Lego become a gender battleground?

How did Lego become a gender battleground? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Three new Lego figures - all female scientists - have been unveiled. But why does the toymaker's portrayal of women provoke such controversy?

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35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism

35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Most men do many things in their daily lives that directly or indirectly contribute to a culture of gender inequality.
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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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