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100 Years Since Women First Won the Vote, U.K. Pessimistic about Achieving Gender Equality in Parliament

100 Years Since Women First Won the Vote, U.K. Pessimistic about Achieving Gender Equality in Parliament | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
06 FEBRUARY 2018: Although today marks 100 years since the first women won the vote, less than half of young women think equal representation in Parliament will be achieved in their lifetime.
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United Nations General Assembly to Be Briefed on Violence Against Women in Politics | IFES

United Nations General Assembly to Be Briefed on Violence Against Women in Politics | IFES | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
On October 5th, Dubravka Šimonović, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences (SRVAW), will brief the 73rd UN General Assembly on violence against women in politics (VAWP) and release a dedicated report (A/73/301). The report sends a vital message that VAWP is a human rights violation that contributes to the
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Perceived risk of street harassment and college choice of women in Delhi | VoxDev

Perceived risk of street harassment and college choice of women in Delhi | VoxDev | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Women choose lower quality colleges, travel for a longer time, and spend more money on commuting, relative to men, to feel safer
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#MeToo one year on – what’s changed?Fawcett society report

#MeToo one year on – what’s changed?Fawcett society report | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

This briefing marks one year since #MeToo, a social media movement to raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment, went viral across the world

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National Action Plan: Mozambique

National Action Plan: Mozambique | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Mozambique has launched its first National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2018-2022. The plan was drawn up by the Mozambican government in partnership with UNWomen and the governments of Iceland and Norway
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Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
We are seeking your views on how best to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
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The vulnerability to exploitation of women migrant workers in agriculture in the EU - EU Law and Publications

The vulnerability to exploitation of women migrant workers in agriculture in the EU - EU Law and Publications | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, explores the working conditions of migrant women in agriculture in the EU, focusing on some case studies in Italy and Spain.

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Equality in higher education: statistical report 2018

Equality in higher education: statistical report 2018 | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Using data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the publication provides a snapshot of the age, disability, ethnicity and gender of staff and students in higher education for the 2016/17 academic year, as well as on the interplay of these identities (for example, female black students or male disabled staff). In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, the report presents information relating to institutional collection and return rates of gender reassignment, religion and belief and sexual orientation data.
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Who reports domestic violence to police? A review of the evidence- Australian Institute of Criminology.

Who reports domestic violence to police? A review of the evidence- Australian Institute of Criminology. | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
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Women in Jihad: A Historical Perspective | ICCT

de Leede, Seran. “Women in Jihad: A Historical Perspective.” The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 9 (2018)
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 Gender differences in research areas and topics: An analysis of publications in 285 fields

Useful article from arXiv.org

 

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Women’s representation in local government ‘stuck in the past’ Fawcett Society

Women’s representation in local government ‘stuck in the past’ Fawcett Society | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
10 SEPTEMBER 2018: In the centenary of women's suffrage, 97% of English councils remain male dominated, according to Fawcett Society analysis of council elections in May 2018.
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Maternal Request Caesarean- Birthrights

We revealed on the Victoria Derbyshire show this morning that results of our nationwide Freedom of Information Act request show that the majority of Trusts in the UK make the process of requesting a caesarean lengthy, difficult or inconsistent adding anxiety and distress to women at a vulnerable time.
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Mind the gap: Uncovering pay disparity in the newsroom - Asian American Journalists Association—

Mind the gap: Uncovering pay disparity in the newsroom - Asian American Journalists Association— | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Journalists call out companies that pay women and minorities less than white men. It's a problem they say they face at work, too.
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Girl Effect & Vodafone Foundation- girls restricted access

Girl Effect & Vodafone Foundation- girls restricted access | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Real girls, real lives, connected: A global study from Girl Effect and Vodafone Foundation on girls’ access and usage of mobile, told through 3,000 voices. See more: https://girlsandmobile.org #girlsandmobile
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Global Voices for Workplace Equity - Scholarly Publishing Industry survey

Global Voices for Workplace Equity - Scholarly Publishing Industry survey | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
The Workplace Equity Project is a grassroots organization using research communication and advocacy to build a community of voices to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within scholarly publishing workplaces around the world.
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Sexual misconduct and silenced students 1752 group

Sexual misconduct and silenced students 1752 group | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Our report ‘Silencing Students: institutional responses to staff sexual misconduct in higher education’
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– Does excessive social media use actually harm the self-esteem of young people?

– Does excessive social media use actually harm the self-esteem of young people? | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
A Swedish survey has claimed that social media use negatively affects the self esteem of young people. But such studies must take into account the complex intertwining of online and offline worlds,…
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Exploring best practices in combatting violence against women (Sweden) - EU Law and Publications

Exploring best practices in combatting violence against women (Sweden) - EU Law and Publications | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

This paper was produced by the Policy Department on Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). The paper examines the status of women in Sweden, a country known for its proven track record on gender equality: it delves into the issue of preventing violence against women and protecting victims of violence.

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New toolkit to address gender-based violence in scottish universities and colleges.

New toolkit to address gender-based violence in scottish universities and colleges. | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
New toolkit to address gender-based violence in universities and colleges.
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Domestic abuse: the work undertaken by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) HM Inspectorate Probation

Domestic abuse: the work undertaken by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) HM Inspectorate Probation | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
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Maternity Action’s new report What Price Safe Motherhood? Charging for NHS Maternity Care and Its Impact on Migrant Women

Maternity Action’s new report What Price Safe Motherhood? Charging for NHS Maternity Care and Its Impact on Migrant Women | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Maternity Action’s new report What Price Safe Motherhood? Charging for NHS Maternity Care and Its Impact on Migrant Women  further highlights that NHS charging regulations are unworkable, unjust and harmful to women, especially those who are destitute, living …
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 - Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union. A Statistical Overview.

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It's (still) a rich man's world: Young Womens Trust  Annual Survey 2018

It's (still) a rich man's world: Young Womens Trust  Annual Survey 2018 | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Our 2018 annual survey, It's (still) a Rich Man's World, once again shows that young women remain more likely than young men to be
affected by job insecurity, money worries and debt.
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Gender and international diversity improves equity in peer review

The robustness of scholarly peer review has been challenged by evidence of disparities in publication outcomes based on author's gender and nationality. To address this, we examine the peer review outcomes of 23,873 initial submissions and 7,192 full submissions that were submitted to the biosciences journal eLife between 2012 and 2017. Women and authors from nations outside of North America and Europe were underrepresented both as gatekeepers (editors and peer reviewers) and last authors.

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LGBTQ+ Student Mental Health: The challenges and needs of gender, sexual and romantic minorities in Higher Education- Student Minds

LGBTQ+ Student Mental Health: The challenges and needs of gender, sexual and romantic minorities in Higher Education- Student Minds | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
At Student Minds we want to better understand and address the unique experiences of the many different and diverse groups of students. We conducted this research to gain a better understanding an
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