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Three in five students sexually assaulted or harassed at university, survey finds

Three in five students sexually assaulted or harassed at university, survey finds | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
More than three in five students have been sexually assaulted or harassed while at university, a new survey suggests. But only two per cent felt able to report the experience to their university and were then satisfied with the subsequent treatment of their complaint, the survey of nearly 4,500 students and recent graduates reveals.  The poll, carried out by campaign group Revolt Sexual Assault and student website The Student Room, found 50 per cent of respondents had experienced sexual harassment as students. 
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'Equality won't happen by itself': how Iceland got tough on gender pay gap | World news | The Guardian

'Equality won't happen by itself': how Iceland got tough on gender pay gap | World news | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Despite its image as a paradise of fairness, women earn less than men. Now Iceland has become the first country in the world to enforce equal pay
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Hundreds of Poles protest against proposed abortion restrictions

Hundreds of Poles protest against proposed abortion restrictions | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Poles gathered in front of the parliament building in Warsaw on Saturday evening to protest against proposals for tight restrictions on abortion debated by lawmakers this week.
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Teaching gender equality can help tackle sexual harassment – here's how

Teaching gender equality can help tackle sexual harassment – here's how | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Schools must encourage young people to question gender norms and behaviours, and ensure that sex education goes beyond biology
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Finland: the only country where fathers spend more time with kids than mothers

Finland: the only country where fathers spend more time with kids than mothers | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

From paid paternity leave to universal daycare, Finland is closing the gender gap. What can it teach the rest of the world?

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Gender Equality Index 2017: Progress at a snail’s pace

Gender Equality Index 2017: Progress at a snail’s pace | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The updated Gender Equality Index shows where Europe stands today. We are moving forward but overall progress is very slow. The EU’s score is just four points higher than ten years ago, now 66.2 out of 100. The top performing country is Sweden with a score of 82.6, while Greece moved to the bottom with 50 points. The award for the most improved country goes to Italy, which made a big leap and gained 12.9 points to place itself at rank 14 on the ladder.
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Sexual harassment 101: what everyone needs to know

Sexual harassment 101: what everyone needs to know | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The Harvey Weinstein revelations have highlighted a surprising ignorance about an issue that affects every workplace. So how common is it, why don’t more women report it – and what should be done?
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How cycling is keeping the fight for women’s rights moving in Saudi Arabia

How cycling is keeping the fight for women’s rights moving in Saudi Arabia | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Baraah Luhaid is determined to cycle freely, and she is encouraging other women to join Spokes Hub, her gender-inclusive cycling community

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Britain Cracking Down on Gender Stereotypes in Ads

Britain Cracking Down on Gender Stereotypes in Ads | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Too many ads objectify women’s bodies or reinforce traditional roles, a report by the British advertising regulator has found.
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Patriarchy on the canal: why is there only one female gondolier in Venice?

Patriarchy on the canal: why is there only one female gondolier in Venice? | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A 24-year-old broke with 900 years of tradition when she passed the strict boating exam – but why have no other women joined her?
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Getting to know you: mapping the anti-feminist face of right-wing populism in Europe

Getting to know you: mapping the anti-feminist face of right-wing populism in Europe | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

These three parties are only a part of the right-wing populist anti-feminism that is spreading across Europe. The European Women’s Lobby and its members continue to keep track, and evolve policies to resist.

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The trouble with the sisterhood in academia

The trouble with the sisterhood in academia | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Female academics can be just as aggressively competitive with other colleagues as men, but it slips under the radar
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Stockholm suburb to get 'feminist urban planning' redesign

Stockholm suburb to get 'feminist urban planning' redesign | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A Stockholm suburb is to become the first place in Sweden designed with feminist urban planning in mind, as a housing firm attempts to redress the gender balance in the area's centre through renovation.
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After Bulgaria, Slovakia too fails to ratify the Istanbul Convention – EURACTIV.com

After Bulgaria, Slovakia too fails to ratify the Istanbul Convention – EURACTIV.com | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

A wave of opposition in Central Europe to so-called “gender ideology” has led Bulgaria on 15 February, and then Slovakia (22 February) to oppose ratifying the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

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More than 1 billion women lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence, finds World Bank study

More than 1 billion women lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence, finds World Bank study | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

More than one billion women lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence, says new research from the World Bank.

http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/679221517425064052/EndingViolenceAgainstWomenandGirls-GBVLaws-Feb2018.pdf

 


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Berlin New Year party to have women's zone

Berlin New Year party to have women's zone | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The safety measure reflects concern about large-scale sexual assaults at public events in Germany.
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We don't see women as leaders – and it's holding them back in our universities | Sabrina Spangsdorf

We don't see women as leaders – and it's holding them back in our universities | Sabrina Spangsdorf | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
We must tackle the stereotypes that stop women applying for top jobs in higher education. Until then, UK universities will remain bastions of gender inequality
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The 16 worst countries for gender equality

The 16 worst countries for gender equality | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"The average Global Gender Gap stands at 68%, and widened in 2017 for the first time since the World Economic Forum (WEF) began tracking the divide.

The Index measures equality between men and women in 144 countries worldwide in four key sectors: health, education and political and economic participation."

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Women fought for abortion rights. Fifty years on, the service is in crisis | Tim Friend

Women fought for abortion rights. Fifty years on, the service is in crisis | Tim Friend | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The NHS has been outsourcing the procedure and failing to train specialist staff. Now hundreds of women can’t get an abortion, putting their lives at risk
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Girls as young as seven in UK boxed in by gender stereotyping

Girls as young as seven in UK boxed in by gender stereotyping | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Girlguiding poll finds more than half, aged 7-21, lacking confidence to speak freely, while society reinforces barriers to progress

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Kate Millett, pioneering second-wave feminist, dies aged 82

Kate Millett, pioneering second-wave feminist, dies aged 82 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Author, activist and artist whose 1970 book Sexual Politics was a bestselling and hugely influential critique of patriarchal ideology
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Global Workplace Equality Index 2017

Global Workplace Equality Index 2017 | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The Global Workplace Equality Index (GWEI) is the definitive benchmarking tool for global LGBT workplace equality, designed to meet the specific needs of multinational organisations.


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Feminism that sells | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

Feminism that sells | Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Feminism has become an attractively wrapped package that is well suited for mass distribution. But what problems does this lead to? Gender in Sweden talked to consumption researcher Magdalena Petersson McIntyre.
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Belgian university tells female students to wear 'low-cut' tops to graduation ceremony

Belgian university tells female students to wear 'low-cut' tops to graduation ceremony | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Email with suggested dress code from the Brussels Free University’s (ULB) medicine faculty condemned as sexist
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Show Me Your Archive ... KIOSKGallery, School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium

Show Me Your Archive ... KIOSKGallery, School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

The exhibition and public program, featuring both archival material and newly commissioned art works, trace the beginnings of a transnational and intersectional perspective in Belgian feminism and beyond.


'Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power' combines an exhibition with a public program of lectures, panel discussions, performances and screenings to present stories from the history of feminist struggle. Issues of race, gender and class are covered from a so-called intersectional perspective, an approach that works to bring to the fore the combinations of discriminatory practices and the dynamics they engender.

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