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Swedish School De-emphasizes Gender Lines

Swedish School De-emphasizes Gender Lines | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The Nicolaigarden school in Stockholm tries to free girls and boys from traditional gender roles, starting with replacing “him” or “her” with “friend.”...
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Girls as young as seven in UK boxed in by gender stereotyping

Girls as young as seven in UK boxed in by gender stereotyping | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Girlguiding poll finds more than half, aged 7-21, lacking confidence to speak freely, while society reinforces barriers to progress

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Kate Millett, pioneering second-wave feminist, dies aged 82

Kate Millett, pioneering second-wave feminist, dies aged 82 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Author, activist and artist whose 1970 book Sexual Politics was a bestselling and hugely influential critique of patriarchal ideology
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Global Workplace Equality Index 2017

Global Workplace Equality Index 2017 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The Global Workplace Equality Index (GWEI) is the definitive benchmarking tool for global LGBT workplace equality, designed to meet the specific needs of multinational organisations.


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Feminism that sells | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

Feminism that sells | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Feminism has become an attractively wrapped package that is well suited for mass distribution. But what problems does this lead to? Gender in Sweden talked to consumption researcher Magdalena Petersson McIntyre.
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Belgian university tells female students to wear 'low-cut' tops to graduation ceremony

Belgian university tells female students to wear 'low-cut' tops to graduation ceremony | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Email with suggested dress code from the Brussels Free University’s (ULB) medicine faculty condemned as sexist
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Show Me Your Archive ... KIOSKGallery, School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium

Show Me Your Archive ... KIOSKGallery, School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The exhibition and public program, featuring both archival material and newly commissioned art works, trace the beginnings of a transnational and intersectional perspective in Belgian feminism and beyond.


'Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power' combines an exhibition with a public program of lectures, panel discussions, performances and screenings to present stories from the history of feminist struggle. Issues of race, gender and class are covered from a so-called intersectional perspective, an approach that works to bring to the fore the combinations of discriminatory practices and the dynamics they engender.

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UN launches latest ‘Women in Politics’ map

UN launches latest ‘Women in Politics’ map | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Women’s voices are still missing from the top branches of governments, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN says.
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International Women's Day: Iceland will be first country to order firms to prove equal pay 

International Women's Day: Iceland will be first country to order firms to prove equal pay  | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Iceland is to become the first country to make employers prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality, the Nordic nation's government has said.


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The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries."


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Patriarchy is the sea in which Trump and his sharks gather

Patriarchy is the sea in which Trump and his sharks gather | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The far right wants to return to a time when men were men, and women were sanctified mothers or whores. Let’s call this by its proper name.

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Patriarchy is the sea in which these sharks gather. I am glad to see that people are using this word again. It went out of fashion for a bit when feminism was portrayed as a series of tedious personal choices over shoes, shopping and sex toys. But the concept of patriarchy is essential to understanding what is happening right now. It is a system by which men hold power over political leadership, moral authority and every kind of social privilege, over women and children."

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Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation

Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
CAIRO (AFP) - An amended law that toughens penalties for female genital mutilation to up to 15 years in jail has come into effect, the health ministry announced Sunday.
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Scale of sexual abuse in UK universities likened to Savile and Catholic scandals

Scale of sexual abuse in UK universities likened to Savile and Catholic scandals | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Stories of more than 100 women shared with Guardian expose pattern of harassment which remains largely hidden
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Nasty Women, Meet Gobby Women

Nasty Women, Meet Gobby Women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Trump’s "nasty woman" remark at the last debate was rooted in a long tradition of misogyny. The Glasgow Women’s Library can prove it.
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How cycling is keeping the fight for women’s rights moving in Saudi Arabia

How cycling is keeping the fight for women’s rights moving in Saudi Arabia | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Baraah Luhaid is determined to cycle freely, and she is encouraging other women to join Spokes Hub, her gender-inclusive cycling community

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Britain Cracking Down on Gender Stereotypes in Ads

Britain Cracking Down on Gender Stereotypes in Ads | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Too many ads objectify women’s bodies or reinforce traditional roles, a report by the British advertising regulator has found.
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Patriarchy on the canal: why is there only one female gondolier in Venice?

Patriarchy on the canal: why is there only one female gondolier in Venice? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A 24-year-old broke with 900 years of tradition when she passed the strict boating exam – but why have no other women joined her?
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Getting to know you: mapping the anti-feminist face of right-wing populism in Europe

Getting to know you: mapping the anti-feminist face of right-wing populism in Europe | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

These three parties are only a part of the right-wing populist anti-feminism that is spreading across Europe. The European Women’s Lobby and its members continue to keep track, and evolve policies to resist.

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The trouble with the sisterhood in academia

The trouble with the sisterhood in academia | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Female academics can be just as aggressively competitive with other colleagues as men, but it slips under the radar
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Stockholm suburb to get 'feminist urban planning' redesign

Stockholm suburb to get 'feminist urban planning' redesign | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A Stockholm suburb is to become the first place in Sweden designed with feminist urban planning in mind, as a housing firm attempts to redress the gender balance in the area's centre through renovation.
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This Is What Happens To Women's Rights When The Far Right Takes Over

This Is What Happens To Women's Rights When The Far Right Takes Over | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Limits on contraception, end of domestic violence protection, and an ongoing push to ban abortion — and that's just the start"


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Sexual harassment 'at epidemic levels' in UK universities

Sexual harassment 'at epidemic levels' in UK universities | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Exclusive: 250 claims against staff have been made in six years, but victims and lawyers say those are just tip of iceberg
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Women Reclaim The Streets Of Cairo Through Stunning Ballet Photos

Women Reclaim The Streets Of Cairo Through Stunning Ballet Photos | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Photographer Mohamed Taher addresses Egypt's ongoing sexual harassment epidemic.

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The Sexist Law That Leaves Children Stateless

The Sexist Law That Leaves Children Stateless | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.
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Different paths to gender equality in Nordic academia | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

Different paths to gender equality in Nordic academia | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The higher the level in the academic hierarchy, the fewer the women. Several campaigns to increase the gender equality in academia are now underway in the Nordic countries.
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The dangers of rebranding prostitution as ‘sex work’

The dangers of rebranding prostitution as ‘sex work’ | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
In an extract from her new book, Pimp State, activist Kat Banyard argues that prostitution is sexual exploitation. Decriminalising this industry only legitimises the abuse of women
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