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Egypt’s new constitution limits fundamental freedoms and ignores the rights of women

Egypt’s new constitution limits fundamental freedoms and ignores the rights of women | Gender matters | Scoop.it

"A draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly falls well short of protecting human rights and, in particular, ignores the rights of women, restricts freedom of expression in the name of protecting religion, and allows for the military trial of civilians, Amnesty International said..."


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Punish sex buyers to reduce prostitution, EP committee says

Punish sex buyers to reduce prostitution, EP committee says | Gender matters | Scoop.it

Poverty and economic problems have led to an increasing number of women and girls being forced into prostitution, says the Women’s Rights Committee in a report adopted on Thursday. MEPs call for measures to reduce prostitution by criminalising sex buyers, Europe wide awareness raising campaigns and prevention strategies, especially for socially-excluded, vulnerable and poor persons.

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Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide | Amnesty International

Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide | Amnesty International | Gender matters | Scoop.it
The health and lives of millions of people across the globe are being threatened by government failures to guarantee their sexual and reproductive rights, Amnesty International said today as it launched a global campaign on this issue.

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Natascha McElhone: it's time to find an app for gender equality

Natascha McElhone: it's time to find an app for gender equality | Gender matters | Scoop.it
In this speech she gave at Wired 2013, actor Natascha McElhone asks why we accept a culture that, from an early age, discriminates against girls
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Three Irish women forced to travel to UK to terminate pregnancies take case to UN

Three Irish women forced to travel to UK to terminate  pregnancies take case to UN | Gender matters | Scoop.it

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the womb are taking their cases to the United Nations.

 

Amanda Mellet, Ruth Bowie and Siobhain Murphy, members of the Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) group, will hold a press conference in Dublin on Wednesday outlining their cases.

 

On the same day papers will be filed in Geneva with the UN’s Human Rights Committee, which monitors member states’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The women will allege that the fact they were forced to leave Ireland to terminate their pregnancies – following diagnoses of fatal foetal abnormalities – amounted to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.


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Kenya biogas push asks women to get their hands dirty

Kenya biogas push asks women to get their hands dirty | Gender matters | Scoop.it
Female installers of biogas systems are offered support to enter the business of turning manure into green energy
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El Salvador: ONU urge a respetar los derechos de las mujeres

El Salvador: ONU urge a respetar los derechos de las mujeres | Gender matters | Scoop.it

El Sistema de Naciones Unidas en El Salvador conminó al gobierno de ese país a respetar los derechos de las mujeres tras tomar nota del fallo de la Corte Suprema de Justicia que negó a la ciudadana identificada como B.C. el permiso de un aborto terapéutico, en vista del peligro que corre su vida.


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Representations of Gender in Advertising

This culture jam is a school project that was created for a Women and Gender Studies class at the University of Saskatchewan by Sarah Zelinski, Kayla Hatzel ...

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Des prêcheurs islamistes «en tournée» dans les universités anglaises

Des prêcheurs islamistes «en tournée» dans les universités anglaises | Gender matters | Scoop.it
Depuis un an, des prédicateurs ont tenu près de 180 conférences dans les facultés britanniques, imposant la ségrégation des filles et des garçons dans les amphithéâtres s’inquiète l’organisation Students Rights.

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Clitoraid launches ‘International Clitoris Awareness Week' May 6-12

Clitoraid launches ‘International Clitoris Awareness Week' May 6-12 | Gender matters | Scoop.it
Clitoraid.org Restoring a Sense of Pleasure and Dignity: Clitoraid launches ‘International Clitoris Awareness Week' May 6-12 -
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La médecine nie la différence des sexes... et fait (à tort) du masculin un standard

La médecine nie la différence des sexes... et fait (à tort) du masculin un standard | Gender matters | Scoop.it

"LE PLUS. S'il est un domaine où l'égalité homme-femme n'est pas prête d'advenir, c'est celui de la santé. Les deux sexes ne tombent pas malades de la même manière. Mais le cœur du problème, c'est que la médecine, de la recherche aux soins prescrits, n'en tient pas compte."


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LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends

LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends | Gender matters | Scoop.it
Watch Part 2: The LEGO Boys’ Club LEGO announced that after 4 years of intensive research, they have finally come up with a LEGO product that fulfills the desires of... Watch Part 2: The LEGO...
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Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) : Gender Equality Observatory

Council of European Municipalities and Regions  (CEMR) : Gender Equality Observatory | Gender matters | Scoop.it

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is pleased to announce the launching of an online tool to support European municipalities and regions working to promote the equality of women and men at the local level.
The website was created in the framework of the Observatory on the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life and is available in both French and English.


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PRONOVIF: Curso de Género y Masculinidades

PRONOVIF: Curso de Género y Masculinidades | Gender matters | Scoop.it

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The sanitary pad revolutionary

The sanitary pad revolutionary | Gender matters | Scoop.it

 Approximately 70% of all reproductive diseases in India are caused by poor menstrual hygiene - it can also affect maternal mortality.

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IPOL-FEMM European Parliament Study: "Sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality"

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European Women's Lobby - Women’s Watch 2012-2013

European Women's Lobby - Women’s Watch 2012-2013 | Gender matters | Scoop.it

"European Women’s Lobby publishes feminist overview of women’s rights and gender equality in Europe! 

The European Women’s Lobby is pleased to introduce its latest publication Women’s Watch 2012-2013, a feminist overview of women’s rights and gender equality in Europe.

 

This publication is the first of its kind – a genuinely feminist appraisal of the situation on the ground in 30 European countries with regards to women’s rights and gender equality, judged by the yardstick of the European Women’s Lobby’s ideals. The Women’s Watch report is a snapshot of the situation during a two year period (2012-2013) and looks both at legislation and statistical data with 30 very short country pages.

 

The report looks at women’s situation and gender equality in three main areas: women in decision-making, women’s economic independence and care responsibilities, and violence against women and women’s sexual and reproductive rights, while also looking at the links between those areas." 


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New carbon standard to promote benefits for women

New carbon standard to promote benefits for women | Gender matters | Scoop.it
A new standard for carbon-cutting projects aims to compensate women for adopting clean energy technologies, more fuel-efficient cook stoves or water filtration systems
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Argentina: Prostitución criminalizada

Argentina: Prostitución criminalizada | Gender matters | Scoop.it

La Ley de trata regula penas de entre 1 a 3 años de prisión para los clientes de servicios sexuales de personas víctimas de trata. Quienes promueven la penalización del usuario afirman que "sin clientes no hay trata" y que por lo tanto se los debe hacer responsables para erradicar la explotación sexual.Observatorio Género y Equidad


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The Codes of Gender

In striking visual detail, The Codes of Gender explores Goffman's central claim that gender ideals are the result of ritualized cultural performance, uncovering…

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How The Mainstream Media Exploits ‘Science’ To Reinforce Gender Stereotypes

How The Mainstream Media Exploits ‘Science’ To Reinforce Gender Stereotypes | Gender matters | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, mainstream news outlets covered the results from a small survey in Australia that polled just over 100 women about their sexual preferences.

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Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World

Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World | Gender matters | Scoop.it

Report from the Population Council shows the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries


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Great initiative to give visibility and put the girls' needs on the agenda. It is crucial to deepen the knowledge about girls migration in order to develop strategies to empower them and avoid isolation, exploitation and the risk of being trafficked. Further actions and research of this kind are strongly needed.

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Tunisie. Le ministre de l'enseignement supérieur défend le voile intégral à la fac

Tunisie. Le ministre de l'enseignement supérieur défend le voile intégral à la fac | Gender matters | Scoop.it

Moncef Ben Salem, ministre tunisien de l'enseignement supérieur, part en guerre contre le refus des enseignants d'admettre en cours des étudiantes sans visage. A deux jours du verdict qui doit être prononcé dans le procès du doyen de la Manouba, Habib Kazdaghli, symbole de la résistance de l'université contre l'obscurantisme, le pouvoir islamiste persiste à jouer la carte salafiste...

 

 


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Protesters demand male brothels for women in Turkey - DW.DE - Europe

Protesters demand male brothels for women in Turkey - DW.DE - Europe | Gender matters | Scoop.it

"In Taksim square in the heart of Istanbul, Hayrettin Bulan reads a declaration calling for male brothels. The call is being made by the anti-poverty group "Sefkat Der". The group is fighting for an end to state-run brothels. Bulan says their radical move to call for brothels for women comes out of frustration. They had to change tactics in their anti-prostitution fight, she says. [...]

Opponents of prostitution like Sefkat Der want prostitution to be abolished. But since the state has refused to heed their call so far, the opponents have changed their tactics and are now calling for equality and therefore the introduction of brothels where women can visit male prostitutes..."


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Half The Sky Turns Women’s Empowerment Into A Facebook Game

Half The Sky Turns Women’s Empowerment Into A Facebook Game | Gender matters | Scoop.it
Living in the U.S., where our discussions about gender tend to focus on things like whether women can "have it all," it’s sometimes easy to forget that women around the world are dealing with much more basic issues, like being sold into sex...

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Turkish law will make legal abortion impossible, say campaigners

Turkish law will make legal abortion impossible, say campaigners | Gender matters | Scoop.it

"A new law expected to be presented to the Turkish cabinet in the next few days will make it impossible for women in the country to gain access to legal abortions, health professionals and human rights activists have warned."


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elexis's curator insight, April 25, 2:28 PM

Women aren't give the right to contraceptives.