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Why Women Must Be at the Heart of Phase II of the Arab Spring

Why Women Must Be at the Heart of Phase II of the Arab Spring | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Women understand the plight of the underprivileged people -- yet, they are often excluded from participating in key decisions-making roles. The revolutions in the Middle East offer a chance to change this equation.
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Feminist analysis can help us to understand Brexit

Feminist analysis can help us to understand Brexit | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

There is no shortage of analysis on the post-Brexit fallout but, following a trend established in the referendum campaign, issues of gender are remarkably absent. Indeed, women’s voices are rare in the debate regardless of their position.

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Harassment: Girls 'wear shorts under school skirts' - BBC News

Harassment: Girls 'wear shorts under school skirts' - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Girls are wearing shorts under their school skirts to avoid sexual harassment, the Women and Equalities Committee is told.
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Upswing for Gender Research Following the Arab Spring - NIKK

Upswing for Gender Research Following the Arab Spring - NIKK | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Arab gender research has seen a breakthrough and today almost all universities have their own centres for women’s studies or gender studies. An Arab-Nordic project has strengthened the connection between researchers in the two regions."

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The State of Women’s Rights in the Arab World

The State of Women’s Rights in the Arab World | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Every MENA economy has at least one restriction on the type of work a woman can do.
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Museums must dust off old ways and address gender equality in leadership

Museums must dust off old ways and address gender equality in leadership | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"More than 130 museum professionals crammed into the Imperial War Museum’s auditorium recently to discuss power, patriarchy and gender politics in the sector. The event, entitled Space Invaders: Women Museum Leaders, looked to kickstart a public debate about the lack of gender equality in museum leadership."

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Turkey : Priceless feminist archive goes digital

Turkey : Priceless feminist archive goes digital | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Turkey’s only women’s library celebrates its 25th anniversary with ambitious plans to expand and digitize
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I hate to shatter feminist illusions, but Danish women are still battling like us

I hate to shatter feminist illusions, but Danish women are still battling like us | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
As a Brit, I’ve been impressed by the working culture here in Denmark, but the fight for gender equality is still sadly relatable to back home
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Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution?

Poll: Is it time the ‘women’s place is in the home’ wording was removed from the constitution? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The Labour party has announced that as part of its election manifesto it will include a commitment to remove from the Irish Constitution language which prioritises a woman’s domestic role over her career.

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Iran impounds thousands of cars for 'bad hair cover'

Iran impounds thousands of cars for 'bad hair cover' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Iran has impounded tens of thousands of cars in 2015. The reason? Women inside the affected vehicles had not properly covered their hair with a headscarf...
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Beyond 'he' and 'she': The rise of non-binary pronouns - BBC News

Beyond 'he' and 'she': The rise of non-binary pronouns - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The pronoun "he" refers to males and "she" to females. But some people are neither - and in the US an increasing number are choosing different pronouns.
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Northern Ireland law on abortion ruled 'incompatible with human rights'

Northern Ireland law on abortion ruled 'incompatible with human rights' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A high court judge has ruled that Northern Ireland’s almost outright ban on abortion breaches the human rights of women and girls, including rape victims.

The historic judgment, delivered in Belfast on Monday, could lead to women and girls who are the victims of rape and incest as well those suffering from fatal foetal abnormalities having terminations in Northern Irish hospitals."

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Gender pay gap 'may take 118 years to close' - World Economic Forum - BBC News

Gender pay gap 'may take 118 years to close' - World Economic Forum - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum says it could take the world 118 years to close the economic gap between men and women, the BBC's Naomi Grimley reports.

 

http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2015/

 

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Gender equality is a founding value of the EU, so why the lack of progress? | The Guardian

Gender equality is a founding value of the EU, so why the lack of progress? | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A report on Europe’s gender equality reveals negligible progress since 2005, with men still grossly over-represented in political and economic decision-making
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Eleven women in adverts who are past their sell-by date | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Eleven women in adverts who are past their sell-by date | Hannah Jane Parkinson | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
You’ll know the stereotypes that need to go: women ecstatically feeding a family after shaving their hairless legs while having a blue period
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Simone de Beauvoir Tells Studs Terkel How She Became an Intellectual and Feminist (1960)

Simone de Beauvoir Tells Studs Terkel How She Became an Intellectual and Feminist (1960) | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Before Ira Glass, before Terry Gross, before any number of NPR personalities and internet podcasters who these days bring us interview after fascinating interview with the great minds of our time, there was Studs Terkel. In addition to his almost superhuman achievements as an oral historian, film and TV actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Terkel pioneered the radio interview with his Chicago radio show, which ran for over four decades. “With no written questions,” an NPR eulogy tells us, Terkel would “pick up a riff and improvise.” In 1960, he brought his jazz-like improvisational style to Paris, to the apartment of existentialist philosopher and novelist Simone de Beauvoir."

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Inquiry into sexual violence in schools - BBC News

Inquiry into sexual violence in schools - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The scale of sexual harassment and violence in England's schools is to be investigated by a Commons committee, amid fears sexualised behaviour is a social norm.
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A greener future starts with women

A greener future starts with women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"When I started my career in the world of global development some twenty odd years ago, a number of female leaders inspired me. Rachel Carson had left an epic legacy with her book ‘Silent Spring; Wangari Maathai, the founder of the Green Belt Movement, had won a Nobel Peace Prize and Jane Goodall was reminding us all of nature conservation causes."

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ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world.
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London's Feminist Library faces eviction in rent hike row

London's Feminist Library faces eviction in rent hike row | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The Feminist Library in south London claims it faces "homelessness" if Southwark Council follows through with a plan to double its rent.

Campaigners say the library, a wide-ranging archive of feminist literature which has been located on Westminster Bridge Road for 30 years, will be forced to close down on March 1 unless it agrees to pay an increased rent from £12,000 to £30,000 a year.

The move has sparked a campaign to fight the decision, with a special appeal established for supporters to donate to an emergency fund.
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Egypt's Answer To 'The Vagina Monologues' Confronts Sex, Violence And Daily Life For Women

Egypt's Answer To 'The Vagina Monologues' Confronts Sex, Violence And Daily Life For Women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Sondos Shabayek discovered her passion for theater during the Egyptian revolution in 2011. Now, she’s using it to tackle gender inequality.
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On Perilous Migrant Trail, Women Often Become Prey to Sexual Abuse

On Perilous Migrant Trail, Women Often Become Prey to Sexual Abuse | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Along with all the perils refugees face, women have added accounts of being assaulted, traumas that do not end with their arrival in Europe.


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This map illustrates which countries are achieving gender equality in science

This map illustrates which countries are achieving gender equality in science | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

A UNESCO study notes that only 28% of research and development workers across the globe are women.


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Dressing up a soccer stadium for survivors in Kosovo

Dressing up a soccer stadium for survivors in Kosovo | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
As the country moves to break the silence around conflict-related sexual violence, a public art installation aims to raise awareness and combat stigma for survivors.
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Moroccan media stakeholders discuss creation of Women Experts’ Directory

Moroccan media stakeholders discuss creation of Women Experts’ Directory | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
 A consultation on the creation of a regional tool to increase women’s visibility in the media, has brought together 15 participants in the Moroccan capital Rabat, including representatives...
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Girls shocked to find lack of progression in women's rights between 1915 and 2015

Girls shocked to find lack of progression in women's rights between 1915 and 2015 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Young girls are not aware of the reality of gender equality in 2015 when compared to the way things were 100 years ago, a video released by a film distributor has revealed.


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