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Art Exhibition Women of Egypt

Art Exhibition Women of Egypt | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"In commemoration of “International Day to End Violence Against Women”, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has partnered with CARE International in Egypt and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) to launch a five day art exhibition to feature paintings and photos entitled “Women of Egypt”.
Twenty enthusiastic young Egyptian artists have produced artworks aiming at raising awareness and triggering action on the pervasive human rights violation of violence against women. All the artists and photographers, participating in the event, were selected through a competitive application process and received a workshop on gender and art as well as being familiar with the development work in Egypt about women..."

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Marriage is not a game – campaign to combat violence against women and girls in Lebanon

Marriage is not a game – campaign to combat violence against women and girls in Lebanon | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Marking the end of the global campaign '16 Days of Activism' to combat violence against women and girls, the European Union, UNICEF, and the Lebanese NGO ABAAD have come together to raise concerns about child marriage at an event in Beirut where they launched a video animation on child marriage entitled "Marriage is Not a Game".

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Yes, let's discuss lad culture – but don't let university leaders off the hook

Yes, let's discuss lad culture – but don't let university leaders off the hook | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
By creating a figure to blame – young rowdy men who drink heavily – we risk glossing over the pervasiveness of discrimination in higher education
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Why Miss World has no place in 2014

Why Miss World has no place in 2014 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Lauren Taylor, features editor at Press Association, asks why the Miss World beauty pageant stillexistsin this day and age and whether it’s doing more harm than it looks.
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Doctor acquitted after 13-year-old Egyptian girl dies from female genital mutilation | Egyptian Streets

Doctor acquitted after 13-year-old Egyptian girl dies from female genital mutilation | Egyptian Streets | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Sohair al-Bata’a, the 13-year-old girl who died after undergoing FGM.

 

An Egyptian court has acquitted the first doctor ever brought to trial in Egypt on female genital mutilation charges that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Sohair al-Bata’a.

The doctor and Sohair’s father were both referred to trial after Sohair died in June 2013 at Raslan Halawa’s private medical clinic while undergoing an FGM operation at her father’s request.

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If you can't talk about rape without blaming victims, don't talk about rape

If you can't talk about rape without blaming victims, don't talk about rape | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Jessica Valenti: Rape apology isn’t edgy, counterintuitive, thought-provoking or new. It’s stale, mainstream, thoughtless and old as man.

 

How we think about rape matters. It determines how we talk about rape, it determines how the media writes about rape and, ultimately, it determines what we as a society do about rape.

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Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.

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How do girls around the world see the gender gap? World economic Forum

How do girls around the world see the gender gap? World economic Forum | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The latest Global Gender Gap Report – which tracks how well different countries are doing at reducing the gender gap in areas such as economic participation, access to education, political empowerment and health – shows that progress is being made when it comes to gender equality.

But still, the progress is too slow. Findings in the report suggest we might have to wait up to 81 years for gender parity in the workplace. This means that young people today may never live to see a time where both men and women are treated equally in the world of work.

 


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Equal Pay Day: Would you agree to work for free for the rest of the year?

Equal Pay Day: Would you agree to work for free for the rest of the year? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Despite numerous targets and campaigns, the gender pay gap is getting bigger, not smaller. This is everyone’s problem and we need to address it as a matter of urgency says Lottie O’Conor
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The World Survey on the role of women in development 2014: Gender equality and sustainable development

The World Survey on the role of women in development 2014: Gender equality and sustainable development | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is a UN Secretary-General report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly which comes out every five years. The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development.

 

- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2014/10/world-survey-2014#sthash.Yeyqspn6.dpuf

 


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Women aren't 'better' at housework – but men sure are better at avoiding it

Women aren't 'better' at housework – but men sure are better at avoiding it | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Housework is boring, so it makes sense that arguing about it – or trying to battle the gender inequality around it – would also be pretty mind-numbing. After spending a day picking up socks, no one really wants to talk about who picked up the socks. And, in a political climate where reproductive rights are under constant attack and rape and domestic violence are still at epidemic levels, it can feel a bit trite to bring up the laundry."

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Why the need for a gender divide in school uniforms? Or loos?

Why the need for a gender divide in school uniforms? Or loos? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

No tree climbing for you … why must girls wear skirts? 

                                           

"Schools should examine their unconscious inequalities – often seen in mundane things – and correct them, even if it sparks complaints, says Laura McInerney."

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European Women's Lobby calls for targets to address the feminisation of poverty and to include a gender dimension in macro-economic policies

European Women's Lobby calls for targets to address the feminisation of poverty and to include a gender dimension in macro-economic policies | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"On International Day of Eradication of Poverty, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) stresses the urgency to address women’s poverty and calls for specific targets to meet the EU2020 headline target, which aims to lift 20 million people out of poverty by 2020. Since 2012, poverty rates in the EU have risen by six million, and in the absence of urgent action, including gender and social impact assessments of macro-economic policies, these figures are likely to rise."

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Infographic: How does access to Technology Lead to Gender Equality?

Infographic: How does access to Technology Lead to Gender Equality? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
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@AbbieWightwick on balancing childcare and careers

@AbbieWightwick on balancing childcare and careers | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Ask any new parents what their biggest fears are and you’re likely to get the same answers.

First they will hope for no health problems for baby or mother. After that, unless they are lucky enough to be rich, the nagging worry will be whether they have enough money to give it all it needs and wants as it grows.

At this point, unless they have equal salaries with equal career prospects, they must decide whose job is is going to be compromised.

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How the police are letting sexual assault victims down

How the police are letting sexual assault victims down | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A new report shows that 26% of all sexual offences reported to the police are not recorded as crimes
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European Women's Lobby : New survey highlights alarming situation of Roma women in 11 EU Member States

European Women's Lobby : New survey highlights alarming situation of Roma women in 11 EU Member States | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes the survey "Discrimination against and living conditions of Roma women in 11 EU Member States". The research shows huge differences between EU Member States and calls on the European Union and EU Member States to take these trends into account when developing Roma inclusion policies.

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Women in power positions at the UN

Women in power positions at the UN | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Long an all-male enclave, the US Security Council now has a record number of women. Does that influence how diplomacy gets done at the highest levels?
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Who are the 100 Women 2014?

Who are the 100 Women 2014? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Doctors, bosses, actresses: the BBC's 100 Women who are attempting to change the world in 2014.

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Money talks: six women tell us their experiences of earning

Money talks: six women tell us their experiences of earning | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
On Tuesday the UK gender wage gap meant that women were now working for free until the end of the year. We speak to six women about what a wage means to them
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Arab and European parliamentarians to meet at ‘Spring Forward for Women’ Conference - European Commission

Arab and European parliamentarians to meet at ‘Spring Forward for Women’ Conference - European Commission | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Brussels, 5/11/2014: The European Commission, the European Parliament and UN Women this morning kicked off the two-day Spring Forward for Women conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. The Conference brings together women lawmakers from the Arab States and members of the European Parliament. Participants will share their experience in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in both the European Union and the Arab States.

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Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Activists say designer killed man in self defence after he tried to sexually assault her, and confession came under duress
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Sweden Is Making a Move For Gender Equality the U.S. Would Never Consider

Sweden Is Making a Move For Gender Equality the U.S. Would Never Consider | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

In 2012, Sweden introduced "hen" into its online National Encyclopedia as the gender-neutral replacement for han ("he") and hon ("she"). First originating with Swedish linguists in the mid-1960s, hen is believed to be heralding a new gender revolution, one in which equality means neutrality. 

 

Perhaps it's no surprise that Sweden, which ranks fourth in the World Economic Forum's 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, has adopted this pronoun. The country's cultural history, steeped in aesthetic utilitarianism — Ikea, anyone? — lends itself to such an economical turn of phrase, one intended for both nuance and efficiency.

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Man Meets Woman: Minimalist Pictogram Commentary on Gender Norms

Man Meets Woman: Minimalist Pictogram Commentary on Gender Norms | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

From breakups to bonuses to bathroom breaks, infographic distillation of the truths and fictions behind stereotypes. 


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Mind The Gender Gap: Why Women Must Still Fight For Equality In Science

Mind The Gender Gap: Why Women Must Still Fight For Equality In Science | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

What was the greatest astronomical discovery of the 20th century?

Some would say pulsars – highly magnetized, rotating neutron stars emitting beams of electromagnetic radiation. The scientific world was informed of these in a paper published by Nature in 1968.

When the press learned that the research team behind the discovery had at one point considered that “little green men” might be sending the signals, journalists queued up for interviews. Then the news got even better: S.J. Bell, one of the co-authors, happened to be young and female. Here was the perfect candidate to interview and photograph for a human interest angle on the story. How many boyfriends did she have? Was she taller or shorter than Princess Margaret?

Meanwhile the men on the team could be asked to supply details of the scientific work, even though it was Jocelyn Bell who actually discovered the first pulsar in November 1967.

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