"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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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 :
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.
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.
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.