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Women, gender equality and constitutional change: lessons from Catalonia and Scotland

Women, gender equality and constitutional change: lessons from Catalonia and Scotland | Global Insights | Scoop.it

This blog, written by Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and  Tània Verge (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) draws on discussions held at the Women and Constitutional Futures Seminar: Gender Equality Matters in a New Scotland held on 14/15 February 2013 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the STUC Women’s Conversations event held on 18 February 2013. It was originally posted on Gender Politics at Edinburgh.


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Kim Evans's curator insight, March 7, 2013 9:49 PM

suggest: comparing challenges facing emerging catalonia and scotland after referenda. 

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Global Gender Gap - Finland ranks in second position

Global Gender Gap -  Finland ranks in second position | Global Insights | Scoop.it

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure of gender equality that can track a country’s progress over time. The index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that – within their region or income group – are leaders in dividing resources more equitably between women and men than other countries, regardless of the overall level of resources available. http://wef.ch/c1q8S


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Confronting Abortion Stigma

Confronting Abortion Stigma | Global Insights | Scoop.it

Late last month, a New Mexico state representative introduced a bill that would further punish women who are raped, as if sexual violence isn’t enough of a violation. The original bill was based on the notion that having an abortion following a rape equated “tampering with evidence” and would have made abortion in case of rape a felony offense. The absurdity of the bill eventually led to it being withdrawn, but that the idea of forcing raped women into pregnancy and motherhood was proposed at all—and in a state where one in four women reports having been raped—is odious to say the least.

 

While this bill was particularly offensive, every day of every week several state legislatures are hard at work creating more and more restrictions to punish both women in need of abortion and the medical professionals providing safe abortion care.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:34 PM

Someone you know has been or is going to be stigmatized like this until we change the status quo.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 23, 2013 12:15 AM

Feminst issues must be a part of how we address sexuality positively.

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Finland world’s third most egalitarian country

Finland world’s third most egalitarian country | Global Insights | Scoop.it

Finland ranks third in the World Economic Forum’s global survey of gender equality.  Finland figures strongly, particularly with regard to the education of women and the number of ministerial posts they hold.  A total of 135 countries were surveyed...


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