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While the EU remains committed to gender equality, the reality still falls far short of policy-makers’ goals.

While the EU remains committed to gender equality, the reality still falls far short of policy-makers’ goals. | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Gender equality is one of the founding values of the EU, and one which the EU’s institutions have been mandated to integrate into all of their policies since the 1990s. Ania Plomien looks at EU legislation aimed at reducing inequality between men and women, finding that while some improvements have been made in recent years, gender relations remain stubbornly unequal and the goals frequently outlined by EU policy-makers are often curtailed by politics and processes across Europe..."

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Norway, Denmark, and human rights groups challenge UK over abortion rollback »

Norway, Denmark, and human rights groups challenge UK over abortion rollback » | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Over 20 human rights, pro-choice, and international aid groups, and the Norwegian and Danish Governments, have called on the UK Government to reverse its decision to arbitrarily strip ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ and ‘bodily autonomy’ from an international human rights statement it...
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‘Russian women, wake up!‘: thousands of Lithuanian women protest invasion of Ukraine - LRT

‘Russian women, wake up!‘: thousands of Lithuanian women protest invasion of Ukraine - LRT | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
On Sunday, thousands of women gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Vilnius to protest against Russia’s invasion o
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Gender equal cities: How to improve women’s experiences in public spaces? | Cooperative City

Gender equal cities: How to improve women’s experiences in public spaces? | Cooperative City | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Finally, safety remains a huge issue for women, as they feel less safe than men in cities. Good urban design will help make women and girls feel safer at all times of the day and night. Most cities have community safety strategies many of which have been developed and enhanced after pressure from...
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Mona Eltahawy: ‘Feminism is not a T-shirt or a 9 to 5 job. It’s my existence’ | Books | The Guardian

Mona Eltahawy: ‘Feminism is not a T-shirt or a 9 to 5 job. It’s my existence’ | Books | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
One of the fiercest voices of Middle Eastern feminism, the author of The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls explains her mission to ‘destroy patriarchy’
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To Close the Gender Gap in Wages, We Need to Start Young

To Close the Gender Gap in Wages, We Need to Start Young | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Children are natural negotiators. [...] However, recent research suggests that negotiation in childhood may share at least one of the key features of negotiation in adulthood: namely, girls ask for less than boys."

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In France’s Delayed #MeToo, Powerful Men Fall, One After Another - The New York Times

In France’s Delayed #MeToo, Powerful Men Fall, One After Another - The New York Times | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Since the start of the year, well-known men from diverse fields have been accused of sexual abuse and placed under investigation.

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The recent accusations have not only led to official investigations, the loss of positions for some men and outright banishment from public life for others. They have also resulted in a rethinking of French masculinity and of the archetype of Frenchmen as irresistible seducers [...]".

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The Pioneering Anti-Colonial Feminism of Nawal El Saadawi (1931-2021) - ArtReview

The Pioneering Anti-Colonial Feminism of Nawal El Saadawi (1931-2021) - ArtReview | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The late Egyptian author, activist and physician tirelessly exposed the intersections of patriarchy, religious fundamentalism, and Western neo-colonialism
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Nawal El Saadawi: Feminist firebrand who dared to write dangerously

Nawal El Saadawi: Feminist firebrand who dared to write dangerously | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Nawal El Saadawi, who has died at 89, drew outrage and admiration in her conservative home country.
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Sexist AI is Even More Sexist Than We Thought

Sexist AI is Even More Sexist Than We Thought | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
A new study shows bias is deeply ingrained in algorithmic models, generating sexualized images of women while creating professional images of men.
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Women have been marginalised in Covid-19 media coverage

Women have been marginalised in Covid-19 media coverage | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Female voices and expertise have been marginalised in media reporting of the coronavirus crisis, a new study has found. 


The research, by the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, is based on an analysis of 146,867 articles related to Covid-19 published between 1 March and 31 July."

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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. 
Caiya Foster's comment, October 26, 2020 2:24 AM
The stats on this really upset me, “50 percent of respondents had experienced sexual harassment as students.” That shouldn’t be possible especially when you know not everyone spoke up.
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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.
Caiya Foster's comment, October 26, 2020 2:25 AM
No one should have power over anyone’s body especially in situations as serious as this. There are so many reasons to not want to keep a child.
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70% of female teachers have faced misogyny in UK schools, poll shows | Education | The Guardian

70% of female teachers have faced misogyny in UK schools, poll shows | Education | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Survey confirms culture of sexual harassment in classrooms amid influence of ‘incel’ movement
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Russia’s Feminists Are in the Streets Protesting Putin’s War

Russia’s Feminists Are in the Streets Protesting Putin’s War | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
In today’s Russia, feminists form one of the most active social movements defying state repression. Now they’re uniting to resist Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine.
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Ahead of Istanbul Convention 10th anniversary, women CSOs sound the alarm on women’s rights rollback in Europe

Ahead of Istanbul Convention 10th anniversary, women CSOs sound the alarm on women’s rights rollback in Europe | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
"Condemning Turkey’s recent decision and Poland’s announced intention to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, in a new report the European Women’s Lobby calls attention to the Treaty’s crucial role in protecting women and girls from male violence. Simply put: the Istanbul Convention saves women’s lives."

Full report :

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‘Marry your rapist’ laws in 20 countries still allow perpetrators to escape justice | Women's rights and gender equality | The Guardian

‘Marry your rapist’ laws in 20 countries still allow perpetrators to escape justice | Women's rights and gender equality | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Critical UN report says the legislation is ‘deeply wrong’, subjugates women and shifts the burden of guilt on to the victim."

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GREVIO report reveals trends in stopping violence against women

GREVIO report reveals trends in stopping violence against women | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

Trends and best practices in efforts to stop violence against women are outlined in a new report based on 17 countries in Europe, covering its work from June 2019 to December 2020. It has been published by GREVIO, the Council of Europe’s independent expert group responsible for monitoring implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).


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https://rm.coe.int/grevio-s-second-activity-report-2021/1680a2165c



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Want to make the streets safer for women? Start with cycling | Cycling | The Guardian

Want to make the streets safer for women? Start with cycling | Cycling | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
The UK’s cycling infrastructure is hostile to women – and smart new measures in Paris and Lisbon show that it’s time to overhaul the system
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School abuse: 'Rape culture' warning as 8,000 report incidents

School abuse: 'Rape culture' warning as 8,000 report incidents | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"More than 8,000 allegations have now been made by school pupils on a website gathering testimonies of sexual violence and abuse.

Rape culture" was a problem for all schools, said Soma Sara, founder of the Everyone's Invited website.

Many of the perpetrators are claimed to be at the same school or in the same social groups."


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Almost all young women in the UK have been sexually harassed, survey finds | Sexual harassment | The Guardian

Almost all young women in the UK have been sexually harassed, survey finds | Sexual harassment | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it

"Virtually all young women in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment, according to a survey from UN Women UK, which warns that most women have lost faith that the abuse will be dealt with."

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The coronavirus backlash: how the pandemic is destroying women's rights | Women | The Guardian

The coronavirus backlash: how the pandemic is destroying women's rights | Women | The Guardian | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Women are bearing the brunt of the economic fallout and taking on a greater share of domestic work and childcare – while visits to the Refuge website are up 950%. Is this the biggest ever leap backward for women?
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Reforming the laws that forced women to marry their rapists | UN Women – Headquarters

Reforming the laws that forced women to marry their rapists | UN Women – Headquarters | EuroMed gender equality news | Scoop.it
Years of collective mobilization, strategizing and innovation by women’s rights groups culminated in the repeal or reform of archaic laws across the Northern Africa and Western Asia region
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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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