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Could you name more than one female scientist?

Could you name more than one female scientist? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A quarter of people are unable to name a single famous female scientist, either living or dead, a European-wide study will reveal this week.
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'I decide' campaign targets support of powerbrokers on sexual rights

'I decide' campaign targets support of powerbrokers on sexual rights | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
International Planned Parenthood Federation launches global push to have reproductive rights included in development goals
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Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab

Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

An unveiled young woman stands in front of a sign that reads: "Sisters, observe your hijab." Another with red hair and dark glasses stands next to the ruins of Persepolis, while two others, also sans hijab, dance happily on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

They are among dozens of Iranian women inside the country who have posted their hijab-less photos on a newly launched Facebook page to share their "stealthy" moments of freedom from the veil. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/StealthyFreedom

 

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Is misogyny worse now than before the internet?

Is misogyny worse now than before the internet? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
We asked five feminists whether sexism has become more prevalent in the digital age, or simply more visible
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malek's comment, May 22, 3:54 PM
was and will be there, just women can speak louder
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Inside the Mind of a Harasser

Inside the Mind of a Harasser | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A three minute clip of young Egyptian boys explaining why they sexually harass women has made waves in the online world. Conor Sheils speaks to Zeinab Sabet, co-founder of Dignity Without Borders, about creating this awareness campaign...
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Barbie, sexualisation and body image: the debates rage on

Barbie, sexualisation and body image: the debates rage on | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Barbie is on a Sports Illustrated cover and starring in a live-action film – meanwhile her sexualised beauty and unrealistic proportions continue to ignite arguments about feminsim and negative body image, says Eva Wiseman
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New platform for women's rights in Europe | Women's Views on News

New platform for women's rights in Europe | Women's Views on News | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
New platform spearheaded by France to promote the rights of women and equality in the European Union prior to May's elections launched.
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Amazon employs 18 women among 120 most senior managers

Amazon employs 18 women among 120 most senior managers | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Amazon may share its name with mythology's greatest female warriors, but the world's largest online retailer employs just 18 women among its 120 most senior managers, and none of them report directly to the boss.

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The fightback against gendered toys

The fightback against gendered toys | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Do all girls really want to play with dolls and tea sets? Do all boys want guns and trucks? Of course not. Then why are toymakers so aggressive in marketing these stereotypes? Kira Cochrane charts the rise of the pink-blue divide
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Gender Equality: EU makes progress yet challenges still remain | Time for Equality

Gender Equality: EU makes progress yet challenges still remain | Time for Equality | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Europe’s actions towards real gender equality lead to continuous yet unsteady and slow progress in most areas, according to the Progress report on equality between women and men in 2013 released by the European Commission on 14 April 2014.


http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/swd_2014_142_en.pdf


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Minorities unite in new equality campaign ahead of EU elections - ENAR

Minorities unite in new equality campaign ahead of EU elections - ENAR | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

European LGBT rights and anti-racism organisations join hands to denounce prejudice, encourage EU citizens to vote in the European Parliament elections.

A brand new online campaign denounces racist, xenophobic and homophobic candidates in this year’s European elections.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OCMGBwPVEk

 

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​Moroccan Women March for Gender Equality

​Moroccan Women March for Gender Equality | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Today, around 800 Moroccans took to the streets of Rabat, marching from the city center to parliament to calling for the constitutional guarantee of equal rights. The group mostly consisted of women and simply demanded the immediate application of a law already written and passed, but not yet implemented by the government. Via Raw Story:
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European Women's Lobby : A new report about "Violence and Harassment against women in the News Media"

European Women's Lobby : A new report about "Violence and Harassment against women in the News Media" | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A new report on violence in the Media, was published by International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and the International News Safety Institute (INSI). The 40-page report reveals the experiences of nearly 1,000 female journalists around the world."

 

Find the report here :

http://www.iwmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Violence-and-Harassment-against-Women-in-the-News-Media.pdf

 

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Unshackling themselves

Unshackling themselves | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"A recent move to introduce physical education to government girls’ schools met the same response as most attempts to give Saudi women equal rights with men."

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Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists

Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
As a doctor and the father of a girl face trial in Egypt accused of causing her death through female genital mutilation, the BBC's Orla Guerin explores why the procedure is still popular, despite deadly risks and a ban.
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Violence against Women in the context of Political Transformations and Economic Crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

Violence against Women in the context of Political Transformations and  Economic Crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean Region | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

This report alerts that violence against women has dramatically increased in the Euro-Mediterranean region during the recent years,  showcasing key patterns of violence against women, through case studies from Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Libya, France, Cyprus and Spain.

 

The report also underlines the alarming increase and severity of sexual violence in countries such as Libya, Syria and Egypt mounting to sexual terrorism.  In Egypt, women protestors were subjected to systematic and seemingly planned harassment and gang rapes in Tahrir Square. In Syria, women and are subjected to trafficking and sexual exploitation girls in refugee camps.

 

Full report in pdf :

http://www.euromedrights.org/eng/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/VAW-report_final_en.pdf

 

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Women in Morocco defined by their virtue | WoMen Dialogue

Women in Morocco defined by their virtue | WoMen Dialogue | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
In the documentary film 457: Break the Silence, debut instructor Hind Bensari depicts how ordinary Moroccans view the issue of rape. Her film uncovers the fact that the commonly held point of view among Moroccans is that if a woman is raped then it is probably her own fault.
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Tired of pink and keen on football: here come the pre-teen feminists

Tired of pink and keen on football: here come the pre-teen feminists | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
As one youth magazine launches a campaign to get girls to look beyond the mirror to boost self esteem, teachers and authors are also calling for change, reports Tracy McVeigh
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Don't fret about girls and pink. What about everyday sexism in later life?

Don't fret about girls and pink. What about everyday sexism in later life? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Catherine Bennett: Campaigns for gender-neutral toys ignore the fact that the problem is much bigger than who plays with dolls
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Cosmetic surgery and teenagers – a disaster waiting to happen

Cosmetic surgery and teenagers – a disaster waiting to happen | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Young women feeling insecure, media pressure to get the 'perfect body' and an unregulated industry exploiting a growing market all add up to a looming crisis. So why won't the government step in, asks Jane Martinson
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Qatar criticised for domestic workers' abuse

Qatar criticised for domestic workers' abuse | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Rights group condemns forced labour and exploitation, citing "shocking testimonies" in 2022 World Cup host nation.

 

Amnesty International, the UK-based human-rights group, has accused Qatar for failing to protect migrant domestic workers, saying they are exposed to a greater extent of abuse than construction workers and are trapped by employers.

A report published on Wednesday called My sleep is my break: Exploitation of migrant domestic workers in the Gulf Arab state features instances of physical and sexual assault.

 

Find the report by Amnesty International here :

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE22/004/2014/en/7b7121b8-37c1-4e49-b1a1-2d8a005450a3/mde220042014en.pdf

 

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'No Other Government Has Been So Radical Against Women'

'No Other Government Has Been So Radical Against Women' | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"ISTANBUL -- There are few things that shock Pinar Ilkkaracan, one of Turkey’s most prominent women activists. For three decades, she has battled what she describes as stifling sexism and stubborn politicians. But in 2010, in a revealing moment she says still haunts her, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Ilkkaracan and dozens of representatives from Turkey’s top women’s organizations that he simply does not believe in gender equality. It was a shocking blow to her lifetime of work."

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Romania needs to speed up effort to improve gender equality

Romania needs to speed up effort to improve gender equality | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Romania will have to increase its efforts to improve gender equality, including by closing the gender gap in workforce occupancy, pay and pensions, reducing the violence rate, and promoting equality in decision making, according to the European Commission."

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Malta had least number of women on company boards in 2013

Malta had least number of women on company boards in 2013 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
"Malta continues to have the least number of female company board members in Europe, at just 2% of all directors on the boards of publicly-listed companies. The statistic was released in the European Commission’s annual report for 2013 on gender equality. The EC wants to make it mandatory for large publicly-listed private and public companies to have boards composed of a minimum 40% of women directors."
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So wives didn't work in the 'good old days'? Wrong

So wives didn't work in the 'good old days'? Wrong | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Amanda Wilkinson: The idea of the 'angel in the home' is an illusion. The Victorian working class counted on having two wages
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