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Can fun theory change the way we tackle energy use?

Can fun theory change the way we tackle energy use? | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Whether it’s common sense or just plain instinct, we are more likely to do something if we consider it fun: this risk/reward strategy is the stimulus we need to do things we’d sooner rather avoid. ...
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Call for proposal PROGRESS: Support to civil society and other stakeholders aiming at promoting equality between women and men (Themes: gender pay gap and gender equality in economic decision-ma...

Call for proposal  PROGRESS: Support to civil society and other stakeholders aiming at promoting equality between women and  men (Themes: gender pay gap and gender equality in  economic decision-ma... | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Call for proposal  PROGRESS: Support to civil society and other stakeholders aiming at promoting equality between women and  men (Themes: gender pay gap and gender equality in  economic decision-ma...

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nicoleta susanu's curator insight, July 15, 2013 4:58 PM

The general objective of this call is to support actions from the civil society and other relevant  stakeholders to promote equality between women and men and to achieve the objectives defined in the Commission’s Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010-2015 and  in the European Pact for Gender Equality 2011-2020.

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Why invest in women? Infographic

Why invest in women? Infographic | Sustainability | Scoop.it

USAID has created this excellent infographic that shows why investing in women's health, education and empowerment leads to more prosperous and just societies: .


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malek's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:34 AM

Investing in women creates a multiplying effect beyond the individual woman, extending benefits to her family and community.

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Time for Change: First Woman Takes Helm at the FCC | New America Media

Time for Change: First Woman Takes Helm at the FCC | New America Media | Sustainability | Scoop.it

It’s important to celebrate whenever social barriers are knocked down — including the one that fell today when Mignon Clyburn became the acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Never before has a president appointed a woman to chair the commission — not even on an interim basis.

It’s not the first time Clyburn has made history. She’s also the first African-American woman to serve as an FCC commissioner.

But there are still many barriers that need to be knocked down. For one, we need to remove the “acting” title for the next woman to chair the FCC.

Clyburn’s accomplishment is also an opportunity to reflect on the FCC’s history of permitting and even exacerbating inequality. For evidence, just consider the impact of the agency’s policy decisions on women and people of color.

It’s no accident that our nation’s media system looks the way it does; it reflects our nation’s legacy of discrimination. Most of our first broadcast licenses were allocated to white men or white-run companies. And not much has changed.

People of color own just 3 percent of all full-power TV stations and less than 8 percent of all full-power radio stations. Women own less than 7 percent of all full-power broadcast stations. These statistics explain both the lack of diversity among staff at broadcast outlets and the paltry amount of programming featuring people of color.

But instead of adopting policies that would boost ownership diversity, the FCC and Congress have consistently pushed for greater consolidation. Thanks to socioeconomic conditions, the FCC’s approach has made it even more difficult for women and people of color to buy broadcast stations.

 

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