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UNESCO released Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media

UNESCO released Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The purpose of the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media is to facilitate gender equality and women empowerment in and through media of all forms, irrespective of the technology used. The tool addresses topics related to internal media policy and strategies, as well as to capacity building. The GSIM was prepared in collaboration with the International Federation of Journalists.

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Feminism is for all: exposing gendered limitations of the Albanian male

Feminism is for all: exposing gendered limitations of the Albanian male | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Hegemonic masculinity enforces a half-reality, obscuring women’s perspectives. Yet the irony is that dismantling these gender norms would liberate Albanian men as well as women.


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Northern Ireland abortion ban endangers women's lives, says UN

Northern Ireland abortion ban endangers women's lives, says UN | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
UN sharply critical of near-total ban, while Amnesty International says province is ‘global embarrassment’ in terms of rights of women and girls
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Council of Europe's standard instruments on the subject of gender equality and women’s rights

Council of Europe's standard instruments on the subject of gender equality and women’s rights | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A new brochure brings together the main Council of Europe standard instruments on the subject of gender equality and women’s rights."

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Dutch campaigners fly abortion pills into Poland - BBC News

Dutch campaigners fly abortion pills into Poland - BBC News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A Dutch women's rights group uses a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland, in protest at the country's restrictive laws.
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Egyptian activists fear female genital mutilation initiative will fall short

Egyptian activists fear female genital mutilation initiative will fall short | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Egypt has announced an ambitious plan to reduce female genital mutilation by 10-15% over the next five years by mobilising doctors and judges against a practice that still affects more than 90% of women in the country."

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France president Francois Hollande adds resistance heroines to Panthéon

France president Francois Hollande adds resistance heroines to Panthéon | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"In a symbolic gesture to acknowledge that women as well as men have made French history, François Hollande has interred two female heroes of the resistance in the Panthéon, the resting place of the nation’s great."

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Few care services available for women, raped and pregnant, escaping ISIS captivity

Few care services available for women, raped and pregnant, escaping ISIS captivity | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Just last week, Human Rights Watch released a detailed report on the campaign of rape being waged in Iraq by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and called for much-needed medical and psychological help for the survivors. The organization interviewed 20 women and girls in the northern Iraqi town of Dohuk earlier this year who escaped captivity by the militant group, and also spoke to medical workers who are doing their best to help the survivors."

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Every woman has been subjected to sexual harassment on Parisian transport, poll shows

Every woman has been subjected to sexual harassment on Parisian transport, poll shows | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Parisians are calling on the government to combat sexual harassment on public transport after a poll shows that 100 per cent of the women said they experienced at least one incident.
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Men are still charged more than women for car insurance, despite EU rule change

Men are still charged more than women for car insurance, despite EU rule change | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Car insurers are dodging European equality laws by making gender judgements based on people's jobs, an economist has found
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Sluggish progress on women in politics will hamper development

Sluggish progress on women in politics will hamper development | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The Women in Politics 2015 Map launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that although the numbers of women in executive government and in parliament continue to inch forward, the slow rate of progress will severely check global development plans due to be adopted later this year."

 

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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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Student sexual violence: 'leaving each university to deal with it isn't working'

Student sexual violence: 'leaving each university to deal with it isn't working' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Victims of rape and sexual assault say they are not being taken seriously by elite universities, with devastating results, a Guardian investigation reveals

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A black stain on San Fermín: sexual aggression at Pamplona bull run denounced

A black stain on San Fermín: sexual aggression at Pamplona bull run denounced | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Women’s groups say assault and harassment are engrained in the world-famous festival and call on authorities to tackle rather than tolerate it
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"We need a feminist revolution"

"We need a feminist revolution" | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The efforts of the women's rights movement in Lebanon have remained unsuccessful for more than 70 years, says Hayat Mirshad, a member of the Democratic Women's Association. The blame lies with feminists' willingness to compromise, but also with women's rights organisations' hunt for sponsorship money. Juliane Metzker spoke to her in Beirut
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What does the Turkish general election tell for gender equality in politics?

What does the Turkish general election tell for gender equality in politics? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Recent Turkish elections saw radical changes in parliament composition opening a new political season. Feminists and LGBT activists played a fundamental role in this renewal
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Women disproportionately affected by austerity, charities warn

Women disproportionately affected by austerity, charities warn | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Coalition of charities says Conservatives’ planned cuts to social security, public sector and legal aid risk widening gender inequality
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Merkel tops Forbes 100 most powerful women list with Clinton close behind

Merkel tops Forbes 100 most powerful women list with Clinton close behind | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

German chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, but may have a fight on her hands to retain the title.

Former secretary of state and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at No 2, is “just a breath and a ballot away from the most powerful woman crown,” said the list’s compilers.

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The road to reform: Women's political voice in Morocco

The road to reform: Women's political voice in Morocco | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Morocco's active and effective women's movement has acquired a progressively greater presence for women in formal politics and the wider civil society.

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When You Google Image Search 'CEO,' the First Woman Is ...

When You Google Image Search 'CEO,' the First Woman Is ... | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Searching for "CEO" in Google image search produces photo after photo of white men, and one particular "woman."
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The Women in the Middle of the War

The Women in the Middle of the War | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Stop by a women’s shelter in Syria today, and the inhabitants will tell you just how bleak the future looks. After more than four years of civil war, the pervasive sexual assault that has become a blight on the country, regardless of allegiance, shows no sign of abating."

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Amnesty condemns Iran birth drive

Amnesty condemns Iran birth drive | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Laws aimed at boosting Iran's population reduce women to "baby-making machines", the rights group Amnesty International warns.
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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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