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New Guide to Illustrate Women’s Needs in the MENA Region |

New Guide to Illustrate Women’s Needs in the MENA Region | | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

A new toolkit by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research  and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), serves as a guide for the creation, dissemination, and promotion of reports on the status of women in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Israeli airline facing calls to stop 'bullying' of female passengers by ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israeli airline facing calls to stop 'bullying' of female passengers by ultra-Orthodox Jews | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Israel’s national airline is facing outrage over what critics call the “bullying” of women on flights by ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who refuse to sit next to them.

The issue was brought to international attention last week, when a flight from New York to Tel-Aviv descended into an “11-hour long nightmare”.

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Human traffickers’ victims ‘branded like cattle’

Human traffickers’ victims ‘branded like cattle’ | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

People traffickers are believed to have marked their victims with symbolic tattoos to assert their ownership over “assets” that can be sold for thousands of pounds, according to a new report out today.

The victims have been “branded like cattle” - a practice commonly seen worldwide for women in the sex trade – to show that they were aged over 18, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

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Spain scraps tighter abortion law

Spain scraps tighter abortion law | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.
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Think pink: how the colour is being reclaimed

Think pink: how the colour is being reclaimed | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Priya Elan: In recent years pink has become a dirty word associated with gendered toys and stereotypical ‘girliness’. But now writers and artists are fighting to redefine the colour as subversive and grown up
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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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Flexible working: why do we treat it as a women-only issue?

Flexible working: why do we treat it as a women-only issue? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Tanya Korobka: Though everyone has right to ask for flexible working, recruitment expert Tracey Eker says employers retain unfounded fears about it
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Everyday Sexism In Just 9 Illustrations

Everyday Sexism In Just 9 Illustrations | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

'Self-image', Yang Liu.

 

From "leaning in" to "having it all," it can sometimes be hard to keep track of where we have and haven't made progress when it comes to gender roles. A new project however, simplifies everyday gender stereotypes, making it impossible to ignore their negative implications.

A new book from Taschen titled Man Meets Woman, features simple green and pink pictograms by Beijing-born, Berlin-based designer Yang Liu that examine modern gender roles. The 38-year-old uses minimalist imagery to illustrate a complex culture of gender stereotyping. The end result is an effective commentary on everyday sexism found in the workplace, during parenthood and even in the bedroom.

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Women and girls ‘failed’ by international response in Syria

Women and girls ‘failed’ by international response in Syria | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A report from the International Rescue Committee makes eight recommendations to ensure greater protection from sexual violence, exploitation and forced marriage

 

http://www.rescue-uk.org/report/are-we-listening.html

 

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UNESCO eAtlas of Literacy

UNESCO eAtlas of Literacy | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Despite significant improvements in literacy rates globally, today there are still 781 million adults and 126 million youth who cannot read or write a simple sentence. Women account for two-thirds of the illiterate population, according to the latest data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).

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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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