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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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Women doctors are underpaid and undervalued. And it's not a mystery why | Ranjana Srivastava

Women doctors are underpaid and undervalued. And it's not a mystery why | Ranjana Srivastava | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
In the testosterone-charged field of medicine, sexism and double standards can curb women doctors’ career progression. It’s time to reconsider their contribution to the profession
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Women leaders call to ‘step it up’ for gender equality

Women leaders call to ‘step it up’ for gender equality | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Santiago — “It’s time to step it up for gender equality. We have waited long enough!” With this call to action, global women leaders gathered at the high-level event on “Women in power and decision-making: Building a different world,” held in Santiago, Chile, on 27–28 February 2015. They urged governments and the private sector to take stronger measures to close the gap of inequalities in order to achieve the goals established 20 years ago during the Fourth World Conference on Women that resulted in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action."

 

- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2015/02/women-leaders-call-to-step-it-up-for-gender-equality#sthash.A9H4t41G.dpuf

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The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws

The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Where in the world can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and immediately become impossible to prosecute? That would be Lebanon and Malta. Where can’t a married woman get divorced without her husband’s permission? Try Israel. In Russia, women are still forbidden from “hard, dangerous and/or unhealthy trades.


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New Texts Out Now: Andrea Khalil, Gender, Women, and the Arab Spring

New Texts Out Now: Andrea Khalil, Gender, Women, and the Arab Spring | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Andrea Khalil, editor, Gender, Women, and the Arab Spring. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.
[Editors’ Note: This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of North African Studies 19.2 (2014). To mark the publication of this special issue as a book, we are reprinting a NEWTON piece written by the editor, Andrea Khalil, in May 2014.]

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Yes We Must: Gender equality in the media by 2030

Yes We Must: Gender equality in the media by 2030 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has launched its 2015 Women Make the News initiative to promote gender equality in the global media.

 

Women Make the News is an initiative developed by UNESCO as part of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender, created out of the recognition that persistent gender inequality, both in terms of sources quoted in the news and of journalists delivering the news, is damaging to the overall push towards gender equality."

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UN calls for FGM zero tolerance after a year in which the world woke up

UN calls for FGM zero tolerance after a year in which the world woke up | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Following 12 months of historic change and growing FGM awareness, UN calls for concrete action against cutting girls and women
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World Woman Festival 2015: Women in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan 'worst hit' by fundamentalism

World Woman Festival 2015: Women in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan 'worst hit' by fundamentalism | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Women are the greatest victims of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the extent of the violence being inflicted upon them can no longer be ignored, an international panel of human rights campaigners has said.
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Snatch Documentaries

Snatch Documentaries | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Kids on Gender is a child-led analysis of gender performance. We listened to 13 children reveal their ideas of what gender is, what they think about it, and whether they believe in it. The kids use group discussion, art, and performance to both explore the gender roles society has given them, and ultimately reject them.

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New Handbook: Entrepreneurship & ICT for Girls

New Handbook: Entrepreneurship & ICT for Girls | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The EU funded project ICT-go-girls published a new Handbook for schools:  “Promoting Entrepreneurship through ICT for Girls”. It is a practical 40 pages manual for schools, teachers, educational administrations, which summarizes the project’s findings and recommendations fro motivating girls to work and lead in the ICT field, by starting inspiring measures early in secondary school. The handbook is available in 5 languages and PDF format.

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Paris attacks: Up to a million people expected for anti-terror rally - live

Paris attacks: Up to a million people expected for anti-terror rally - live | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Up to a million people – including dozens of world leaders – to converge on Paris in show of defiance and unity after terrorist attacks that left 17 people dead in French capital
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Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975)

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975) | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"In the 1975 interview above with French journalist Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber—“Why I’m a Feminist”—De Beauvoir picks up the ideas of The Second Sex, which Servan-Schreiber calls as important an “ideological reference” for feminists as Marx’s Capital is for communists. He asks De Beauvior about one of her most quoted lines: “One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” Her reply shows how far in advance she was of post-modern anti-essentialism, and how much of a debt later feminist thinkers owe to her ideas..."

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Listen up, women are telling their story now | Rebecca Solnit

Listen up, women are telling their story now | Rebecca Solnit | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Despite the ongoing pandemic of violence against women, the threats online and the harassment on the streets, women’s voices assumed an unprecedented power in 2014, writes Rebecca Solnit."

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Shocking homelessness figures | Women's Views on News

Shocking homelessness figures | Women's Views on News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Homeless women live to just 43. A figure that means homeless women only live to just under half the average life expectancy in the UK.

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PISA 2012 results: The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence - OECD

PISA 2012 results: The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence - OECD | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence tries to determine why, in the 64 countries and economies covered, 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls, on average, to be overall low achievers, and why high-performing 15-year-old girls underachieve in mathematics, science and problem solving compared to high-achieving boys.

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“She blinded me with library science”: why the Feminist Library is more vital than ever

“She blinded me with library science”: why the Feminist Library is more vital than ever | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Despite scant funding and resources, London’s Feminist Library is turning their 40th year into a celebration of storytelling, history – and, hopefully, sofas.

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The cost of childcare is the biggest obstacle to equality in the workplace via @guardian

The cost of childcare is the biggest obstacle to equality in the workplace via @guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The cost of childcare is the biggest obstacle to equality in the workplace – it is stopping too many women from returning to their jobs

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Thierry Belleguic's curator insight, February 25, 7:43 AM

It’s not a great time to be a working mother in the UK. Or so you could conclude from the news that one in five parents are considering reducing the amount they work or giving up altogether in 2015 because childcare is so costly. Oh, and just43% of councils in England are fulfilling their legal obligation to provide childcare for working parents, compared with 54% last year. Central government grants to fund services like childcare are being cut year on year – up to 25% in some cases according to one council source – which means that local authorities will struggle to pay for even these meagre provisions over the next decade. And amid the din of election promises, no party has come up with a compelling and convincing plan for making childcare affordable – mostly because no party has made it a serious priority.

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Erdoğan slams feminists in debate over women’s rights

Erdoğan slams feminists in debate over women’s rights | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan scolded feminists on Tuesday for taking issue with a statement he made regarding Allah and women's role after protests erupted over the murder of a 20-year-old university student, saying feminists have no link with religion and that they are trying to distort the meaning of remarks from the Prophet Muhammad."

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‘We record all the killing of women by men. You see a pattern’

‘We record all the killing of women by men. You see a pattern’ | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A campaign group hopes to prompt the government to take action to stem the rise of violence against women by keeping a database of every woman who is killed by a man
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New campaign could turn technology into a women's human rights issue - TechRepublic

New campaign could turn technology into a women's human rights issue - TechRepublic | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The Global Fund for Women recently launched a worldwide online media campaign called IGNITE to make internet access and STEM education for women human rights issues.
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Gender differences are smaller than we think

Gender differences are smaller than we think | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Although gender plays a big part in our identities, new research finds men and woman aren't as different as we tend to think.


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Glass Ceiling by Teresa Serrano - YouTube

Watch 'Glass Ceiling' by Mexican artist Teresa Serrano, a Short-movie from Stories on Human Rights (2008), inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Ten reasons Angela Merkel is the world’s most powerful woman

Ten reasons Angela Merkel is the world’s most powerful woman | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
From her lead in Europe to steering Germany safely through the recession, chancellor is still going strong after 10 years in office
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Palestinian TV to raise awareness of violence against women and girls

Palestinian TV to raise awareness of violence against women and girls | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Programmes, to be broadcast across the West Bank and Gaza, will tackle often taboo subjects, such as marital rape, over the next three years.

 

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The People’s Girls combats Egypt’s sexual harassment epidemic

The People’s Girls combats Egypt’s sexual harassment epidemic | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Recently, a video of a woman enduring hours of catcalling in New York City went viral. The two-minute clip features a moderately attractive woman wearing jeans and a T-shirt, who is harassed by men more than 100 times as she walks through Manhattan for ten hours. A similar video took the Internet by storm two months earlier, but in Egypt. Creepers on the Bridge showcases what it’s like for a woman to walk by herself down a bustling street in Egypt’s capital Cairo and is part of Tinne Van Loon and Colette Ghunim’s The People’s Girls, a documentary project on sexual harassment in Egypt."

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Mary Beard Takes On Her Sexist Detractors

Mary Beard Takes On Her Sexist Detractors | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Rebecca Mead profiles the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard, whose fight against misogyny has made her a feminist heroine.

 

In February, Mary Beard, a classics professor at the University of Cambridge, gave a lecture at the British Museum titled “Oh Do Shut Up Dear!” With amiable indignation, she explored the many ways that men have silenced outspoken women since the days of the ancients. Her speech, which was filmed by the BBC, was learned but accessible—a tone that she has regularly displayed on British television, as the host of popular documentaries about Pompeii and Rome. [...]"

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