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Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Women in Arab countries are expanding their role as governments are remade and new constitutions are written.
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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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Electoral Lists ahead of the Elections to the European Parliament from a Gender Perspective

Electoral Lists ahead of the Elections to the European Parliament from a Gender Perspective | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Upon request of the FEMM Committee, this study provides a detailed analysis of the existing electoral systems for the European 2014 elections from a gender perspective in the 28 EU Member States. It also presents and scrutinises the electoral lists of the Member States from a gender perspective and presents the synthesis of the main findings from the lists. Some main conclusions are made on the basis of the mapping. They concern the relation between the adoption of legislated gender quotas and the implementation of quota provisions by national parties.

 

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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2014/509980/IPOL-FEMM_ET(2014)509980_EN.pdf

 

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In Germany, no means yes

In Germany, no means yes | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A regressive definition of rape highlights the country’s stubbornly traditional attitudes toward women.

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The number of German rape cases ending in convictions has plummeted from 22 percent to 8 percent over the past 20 years, according to a study released by the Hanover-based Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony.

Those figures came as a shock to most Germans, who think of their country as a leader in the struggle for women's equality. [...]"

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Could you name more than one female scientist?

Could you name more than one female scientist? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A quarter of people are unable to name a single famous female scientist, either living or dead, a European-wide study will reveal this week.
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'I decide' campaign targets support of powerbrokers on sexual rights

'I decide' campaign targets support of powerbrokers on sexual rights | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
International Planned Parenthood Federation launches global push to have reproductive rights included in development goals
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Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab

Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

An unveiled young woman stands in front of a sign that reads: "Sisters, observe your hijab." Another with red hair and dark glasses stands next to the ruins of Persepolis, while two others, also sans hijab, dance happily on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

They are among dozens of Iranian women inside the country who have posted their hijab-less photos on a newly launched Facebook page to share their "stealthy" moments of freedom from the veil. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/StealthyFreedom

 

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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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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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malek's curator insight, June 27, 3:43 PM

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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Gender Equality Labelling of Nordic Schools? | NIKK

Gender Equality Labelling of Nordic Schools? | NIKK | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

In schools and preschools across the Nordic region, children and adolescents are often treated based on gender stereotypes, and tools to change this pattern are largely lacking. Against this background, the Nordic Council has decided on the possibility of introducing a system for ‘gender equality labelling’ of Nordic schools and preschools.

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Ministers reaffirm EU commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment in development action

Ministers reaffirm EU commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment in development action | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Gender equality should be at the heart of the EU’s rights-based approach to development cooperation, EU Foreign Affairs Ministers gathering today in Brussels for a Council meeting on Development have said, welcoming the latest report on the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Development 2010-2015 (GAP), covering the period from July 2012 to June 2013. Ministers welcomed the progress made in implementing the Action Plan, while expressing concern at the slow pace of its implementation."

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Unshackling themselves

Unshackling themselves | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A recent move to introduce physical education to government girls’ schools met the same response as most attempts to give Saudi women equal rights with men."

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Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists

Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
As a doctor and the father of a girl face trial in Egypt accused of causing her death through female genital mutilation, the BBC's Orla Guerin explores why the procedure is still popular, despite deadly risks and a ban.
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