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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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Marriage is not a game – campaign to combat violence against women and girls in Lebanon

Marriage is not a game – campaign to combat violence against women and girls in Lebanon | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Marking the end of the global campaign '16 Days of Activism' to combat violence against women and girls, the European Union, UNICEF, and the Lebanese NGO ABAAD have come together to raise concerns about child marriage at an event in Beirut where they launched a video animation on child marriage entitled "Marriage is Not a Game".

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Yes, let's discuss lad culture – but don't let university leaders off the hook

Yes, let's discuss lad culture – but don't let university leaders off the hook | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
By creating a figure to blame – young rowdy men who drink heavily – we risk glossing over the pervasiveness of discrimination in higher education
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Why Miss World has no place in 2014

Why Miss World has no place in 2014 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Lauren Taylor, features editor at Press Association, asks why the Miss World beauty pageant stillexistsin this day and age and whether it’s doing more harm than it looks.
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Doctor acquitted after 13-year-old Egyptian girl dies from female genital mutilation | Egyptian Streets

Doctor acquitted after 13-year-old Egyptian girl dies from female genital mutilation | Egyptian Streets | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Sohair al-Bata’a, the 13-year-old girl who died after undergoing FGM.

 

An Egyptian court has acquitted the first doctor ever brought to trial in Egypt on female genital mutilation charges that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Sohair al-Bata’a.

The doctor and Sohair’s father were both referred to trial after Sohair died in June 2013 at Raslan Halawa’s private medical clinic while undergoing an FGM operation at her father’s request.

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If you can't talk about rape without blaming victims, don't talk about rape

If you can't talk about rape without blaming victims, don't talk about rape | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Jessica Valenti: Rape apology isn’t edgy, counterintuitive, thought-provoking or new. It’s stale, mainstream, thoughtless and old as man.

 

How we think about rape matters. It determines how we talk about rape, it determines how the media writes about rape and, ultimately, it determines what we as a society do about rape.

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Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.

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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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Infographic: How does access to Technology Lead to Gender Equality?

Infographic: How does access to Technology Lead to Gender Equality? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
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@AbbieWightwick on balancing childcare and careers

@AbbieWightwick on balancing childcare and careers | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Ask any new parents what their biggest fears are and you’re likely to get the same answers.

First they will hope for no health problems for baby or mother. After that, unless they are lucky enough to be rich, the nagging worry will be whether they have enough money to give it all it needs and wants as it grows.

At this point, unless they have equal salaries with equal career prospects, they must decide whose job is is going to be compromised.

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How the police are letting sexual assault victims down

How the police are letting sexual assault victims down | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A new report shows that 26% of all sexual offences reported to the police are not recorded as crimes
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European Women's Lobby : New survey highlights alarming situation of Roma women in 11 EU Member States

European Women's Lobby : New survey highlights alarming situation of Roma women in 11 EU Member States | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes the survey "Discrimination against and living conditions of Roma women in 11 EU Member States". The research shows huge differences between EU Member States and calls on the European Union and EU Member States to take these trends into account when developing Roma inclusion policies.

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Women in power positions at the UN

Women in power positions at the UN | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Long an all-male enclave, the US Security Council now has a record number of women. Does that influence how diplomacy gets done at the highest levels?
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